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Seeking solutions – Finding Balance

NZLCA Conference 2023

Watch the NZLCA 2023 Conference Online: 10 February to 5 March 2023

This is an online conference offering pre-recorded sessions
which can be viewed at any time between 10 February and 5 March 2023.


Lactation Consultants and Breastfeeding Advocates from around the world are supporting NZLCA to provide you with up-to-date information and recommended best practices.

2023 Conference Programme

All presentations are 60 minutes unless otherwise stated


Tash Wharerau

Manaakitia te taōnga - Whāngai U ki roto i Nga Wānanga o Hine Koopu: Nurturing Breastfeeding through Hāpu Wānanga

Dianne Wepa

Breastfeeding and Lactation: Whangai ū: A Māori perspective

Allison Walsh

Each One, Teach One: Mentoring on IBLCE’s Pathway 3 

Holly Walker

Āhurutia Te Rito | It takes a village: how better perinatal mental health policy could transform the future for whānau and communities

Karolyn Vaughan

What Are the Changes to the IBCLC Certification Programme?

30 minutes


Carol Smyth

Reflux in the Breastfed Baby: Challenging the Acid Suppression Paradigm

Emma Pickett   

1. The dangerous obsession with the infant feeding interval

45 minutes

2. Supporting the ending of breastfeeding: how to support parent-led weaning and why it matters

Yvonne LeFort   

Hyperlactation: caring for the super producers

45  minutes


Anna Le Grange 

Breast/Chestfeeding After Breast Reduction  

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett 

1. Why Breastfeeding Prevents Maternal Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Disease
2. Should this Study Change My Practice?

Renee Kam   

Breast hypoplasia and insufficient milk production – what we know and what we still need to find out

Jen Hocking

Finding Connection in Complexity: How Lactation Consultants provide breastfeeding support for complex mother-baby dyads

Karleen Gribble

1. The WHO International Code and the rights of women and children
2. Infant Feeding in Emergencies

Alison Farnell

Breastfeeding a Baby with a Cleft

Rosann Edwards

Supporting Older First-time Mothers to Practice Empowered Breastfeeding and Early Mothering

Ali Bigwood    

Introducing Pasteurised Donor Human Breastmilk into the Hospital Setting - a Manawatu, New Zealand perspective

Gretchen Becker Crabb  

Sensory Processing: Using Co-Regulation to Support the Feeding Relationship

Lisa Amir    

Identifying design solutions to increase women’s comfort with breastfeeding in public

Registration Fees

To meet your ongoing education requirements, NZLCA is offering you a total of
20 education hours to watch online. Choose as few or as many as you want for
one heavily discounted price - there is no obligation to complete all 21 presentations.

Member Earlybird – prior to 10 January 2023 – $365
Member Full – after 10 January 2023 – $415
Non-Member Earlybird – prior to 10 January 2023 – $415
Non-Member – after 10 January 2023 – $465

Evidence of NZLCA 2022 membership will be required for the member rate. Fees are in NZ dollars and include GST.


Total Cerps Allocated: 16.5 L; 1 E and 2.5 R Cerps        
Recognition Number: C202305        
Pre-Exam Education Hours: 20
This event has been approved up to 20 hours by the NZ Midwifery Council. 
Certificates will be provided based on the number of online presentations completed. 

NZLCA has been accepted by International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) as a CERP Provider for the listed Continuing Education Recognition Points (CERPs) programme. Determination of CERPs eligibility or CERPs Provider status does not imply IBLCE®’s endorsement or assessment of education quality. INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF LACTATION CONSULTANT EXAMINERS®, IBLCE®, INTERNATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED LACTATION CONSULTANT®, and IBCLC® are registered marks of the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.

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