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Lisa Amir, MBBS, MMed, PhD, IBCLC

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Lactation 2014, Essential Lactation Skills Lecture Pack, Ethics Lecture Pack 2021, Webinars
  • Country: Australia

Professor Lisa Amir is a general practitioner and has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 1989. She is the author of over 120 peer-reviewed articles on breastfeeding. She works in breastfeeding medicine at The Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. She is a Principal Research Fellow at Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University and is the Editor-in-Chief of the open access journal, International Breastfeeding Journal.

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Breast infections in breastfeeding women– case presentations of abscess, mastitis and more
For over 20 years, Dr Lisa Amir has been seeing breastfeeding women with nipple and breast pain and infections. As a medical student she was taught that most clinical diagnoses are made by taking a careful history. Allowing the patient to tell their own story, while asking pertinent questions, usually reveals the likely cause of the problem. Careful physical examination, and occasional use of investigations, confirm the diagnosis. Using case studies from her breastfeeding medicine practice, Lisa demonstrates how to ask the right questions to correctly diagnose and treat nipple and breast problems. She will present case studies including mastitis, recurrent mastitis, breast abscess, and nipple and breast candida infection, and also discuss rare and unusual causes of nipple and breast pain and infection.
Presentations: 28  |  Hours / CE Credits: 23.25  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1  |  Viewing Time: 2 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: (IBCLC) Infant, (IBCLC) Maternal, Breastfeeding Complications
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Taking a Lactation History: From Pregnancy to Postpartum and Beyond
In this talk, Dr Lisa Amir explains how to take a history in a breastfeeding consultation. Developing rapport, listening and asking the right questions are essential to helping women experiencing challenges with breastfeeding. This talk will consider taking a history from clients before and during pregnancy, as well as early postpartum and later in their breastfeeding journey.
Accreditation, Main Category
Presentations: 6  |  Hours / CE Credits: 6  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Maternal & Infant Assessment
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Ethical Issues in the Use of Medications During Lactation
Public health ethics relates to moral implications of activities aimed at maintaining and improving population health. Public health researchers embrace participation of affected populations in all stages of research from design to translation. In the past, pharmaceutical companies have avoided the issue of women’s reproductive life and excluded pregnant and breastfeeding women from the drug development process and then advised prescribers to avoid their medications in pregnancy and lactation. Therefore, when clinicians need to prescribe medications during lactation, they do this off-label, often without evidence or guidance regarding optimal dosing or treatment recommendations. Application of the concept of equity should ensure that all groups, including breastfeeding parents, are not neglected and receive directly targeted interventions to improve their health outcomes. The ethical frame which routinely excluded participants who may be pregnant or lactating from clinical trials, is now being turned around to recognise that these groups have the right to be included.
Accreditation, Main Category, Product Type
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 6 Weeks
Hours / CE Credits: 1 (details)  |  Categories: Ethics for Lactation Professionals
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Urban Design Solutions to Support Breastfeeding in Public
Some mothers find it challenging to breastfeed outside the home, and this may contribute to cessation of breastfeeding earlier than planned. To date, breastfeeding women have not been included in most public space designs, such as parks, shopping centres or public buildings. I worked with experts in planning and urban design to explore design features that invite or deter breastfeeding in public. We conducted interviews and focus groups with breastfeeding mothers in three local government areas in Victoria, Australia. We received input from over 80 mothers speaking five languages, as well as health professionals and council planning staff. Many participants reported avoiding breastfeeding in public spaces due to social expectations or physical comfort. Mothers reported that best spaces for breastfeeding were dignified, safe, comfortable, accessible, compatible with their other needs and responsibilities with a high level of amenity. Using these data, we developed design guidelines that outline how a range of everyday shared spaces could become breastfeeding-friendly as well as the optimal design characteristics for dedicated breastfeeding spaces.
Accreditation, Live Webinar, Product Type
Presentations: 1  |  Hours / CE Credits: 1  |  Viewing Time: 4 Weeks