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Maureen Minchin, BA(Hons), MA (Melb), TSTC

  • Speaker Type: Managing Challenges at the Breast Lecture Pack 2017
  • Country: Australia

Maureen Minchin is a medical historian whose 1970s experience of motherhood resulted in her second book, Food for Thought: a parent’s guide to food intolerance, recognized as ground breaking in its treatment of infant allergy. Her third book, Breastfeeding Matters, was declared a “milestone in the history of breastfeeding” by Prof JD Baum. For 35 years she has worked extensively in the area of infant nutrition, including for WHO, and UNICEF, and teaching health professionals in Australia and overseas. She was influential in the creation of IBLCE and BFHI, and a founding (and later Board) member of both ILCA and ALCA. Maureen has continued to work free of charge with families with both infant feeding and allergy problems. After a decade in eldercare, Maureen is getting back to writing, recently helping with the online infant feeding courses being developed by the UK’s University of York and the National HS-sponsored e-learning for health project. Her latest book, Milk Matters: Infant Feeding and Immune Disorder was published in 2015.

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Infant Feeding and Allergy Realities
This presentation outlines a new understanding of why early infant feeding matters, generated by recent research into the microbiome and epigenetics as well as clinical and personal experience over decades. It focuses on allergy as an bilateral legacy which compounds through generations. Emphasis is on presenting symptoms and management in the breastfeeding family, although some infant formula issues are considered.. Maternal diet in pregnancy and lactation, and the effects of allergy on families, are all discussed.
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks