I am extremely pleased to be able to announce the next online Elluminate meeting. This meeting will not only be of interest to midwives, but also anyone who has an interest in diabetes and/or breastfeeding. All are welcome.
Topic: Will antenatal colostrum harvesting and banking improve the chances of breastfeeding for a woman with diabetes?
Health professionals agree that exclusive or full breastfeeding for the first six months of a baby’s life will afford lifelong benefits against many diseases. However there is a group of babies who are frequently deprived of the opportunity to be exclusively or fully breastfed. The group of babies born to mothers with Type 1, Type 2 or gestational diabetes mellitus are frequently separated from their mothers as a result of mode of birth and concerns about infant hypoglycaemia. This presentation evaluates whether colostrum harvesting and banking might improve the chances of a woman with diabetes exclusively or fully breastfeeding.
Presenter: Catherine Rietveld
Catherine has been a midwife for 28 years and during that time she has offered a range of maternal and child health services to the people of Canterbury, New Zealand. She has worked as a core midwife in both primary and tertiary units, independent midwife and was a Well Child nurse with the Plunket Society for 8 years. She is passionate about ensuring that all women and their families have the best possible access to maternal and child health services. It is this passion that is driving her to launch into the uncharted waters of antenatal colostrum harvesting an banking for women with diabetes.Catherine believes that in partnering with families she has a responsibility as a midwife to promote and protect their right to be in control of their lives. She also a mother, a musician, an alpaca farmer, a spinner and a secretary to her husband!! Variety is the spice of life after all!, says Catherine.
Date: Monday 29th September New Zealand
Time: 4pm NZ Check here to see international times
Meeting Link: http://elluminate.tekotago.ac.nz:80/join_meeting.html?meetingId=1219960009863
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