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Professional Development Opportunities for Health Professionals


Baby Friendly Coordinators' Day 2020 Presentations

Kass Jane, Ministry of Health. Ministry Update 2020

Carmen Timu-Parata, NZBA. Breastfeeding support for whānau Māori: The Northland experience

Amanda Kvalsvig, University of Otago. Capturing the reality of breastfeeding in the 21st century: An integrated data framework for breastfeeding equity


ABM Clinical Protocol: Lactation Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Plus Paitents. 2020.


Health e-Learning

Need CERPs? Sitting the IBLCE Exam? Our courses will meet your study needs. Start straight away and study when it's convenient to you 24/7/365 with certificates issued immediately upon successful completion of each course.

  • Quality education for IBLCE lactation exam candidates
  • CERPs for lactation consultant recertification
  • Cost effective lactation education for hospitals


Gold Learning Online Continuing Education

GOLD Conferences International hosts four annual online conferences as well as GOLD Learning Online Symposiums for maternal-child health care professionals.


Global Health Media

Global Health Media creates videos to train health workers and provide information to mothers.  Their breastfeeding videos include breastfeeding in the first hours, positions for breastfeeding, attaching your baby at the breast, increasing your milk supply, how to express breastmilk plus many more.


Step 2 Education International Inc

Step 2 Education offers an online staff education programme to hospitals.  Step 2 specialises in online education for Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative® and best practice breastfeeding and maternity care courses, servicing independent students, community groups, hospitals and multi-site health groups.


National SUDI Online Training

Seven modules that take approximately 45-60 minutes to complete.  This free training covers:

  • An introduction to SUDI prevention 
  • Connecting and engagement with whānau 
  • Consistent health messaging
  • Accumulation of risk factors for SUDI



The New Zealand Lactation Consultants Association (NZLCA) is the professional association of the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in New Zealand. It helps professionals with their development, resources, community support and convenes an annual conference.



Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ) is the professional organisation for International Board Certified Lactation Consultant’s (IBCLCs) and others who have an interest in lactation and breastfeeding. Our core business is to provide members with information and educational opportunities.


Breastfeeding Network

This UK website offers independent, evidence-based information and support to help build awareness of breastfeeding to individuals and organisations and to support mums in their choice to breastfeed. 

An increasing number of mothers and health professionals have sought to find more information on the levels of medicines passing through milk to the baby.Breastfeeding Network provides information to enable mothers to breastfeed their babies for as long as they wish and to provide information on the safety of medicines for each mother and baby pair.

Inadequate breastmilk intake is the number one reason newborns need re-hospitalisation.  Breastfeeding needs the most attention in the first five days after birth, particularly the first hours. Droplet’s mission is to encourage parents to take advantage of this critical window with the most effective breastfeeding techniques to prevent common challenges. What happens (or doesn’t happen) in the earliest hours matters the most.  This website provides teaching videos aimed at new parents but also useful for health professionals.