Phyll Buchanan, MSc (Oxon)
Phyll Buchanan is a Breastfeeding Network (BfN) Supporter, tutor and supervisor. She is a co-author of the recently updated Cochrane review ‘Support for healthy breastfeeding women with healthy term babies’ and helped to lead on stakeholder and parent co- production for the NIHR-funded Action4Breastfeeding study. She was one of the founders of the UK Breastfeeding Network (BfN) in 1997 and was seconded to the Department of Health for three years 2008-11.
Eleanor Campbell, BSc, IBCLC, PGCE
Eleanor Campbell is the Chair of the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers. She has been involved on third sector breastfeeding support since 2013, as a peer supporter, breastfeeding counsellor. As an educator, her focus is on improving access to training and accessibility of training materials.
She has a private practice as an IBCLC in London, where she lives with her three daughters.
Zoe Faulkner, BA (Hons), IBCLC
Zoe Faulkner has been Chair of Lactation Consultants of Great Britain (LCGB) since 2015. Zoe worked as a Breastfeeding Peer Support Coordinator for 15 years for Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust in Brighton and Hove, managing, training and supervising around 40 volunteers at any one time. She is now in a Breastfeeding Specialist role, providing support to families experiencing persistent and complex challenges as well as supporting the implementation of BFI standards.
Zoe is co-author of The role and practice of the IBCLC in GB research project. Other work includes co-writing a number of articles for Midirs.
Zoe also teaches breastfeeding to NHS colleagues and is a visiting lecturer at the University of Brighton. She has also spoken at a number of national and international conferences, such as ILCA, iLactation and MAINN, where she has presented on The role and practice of the IBCLC in GB and topics relating to Breastfeeding Peer Support. She is also a former NICE Guideline committee member. Zoe has a small private practice as an IBCLC in her local area. and also sits on the ILCA Board of Directors.
Unpacking the expertise: developing the UK infant feeding competencies framework
This presentation discusses the development of the UK Infant Feeding Support Competencies Framework: a tool that sets out the range of knowledge, skills and attributes required by the infant feeding workforce and maps them against different roles or groups of similar roles. The purpose is to improve services and workforce diversity by identifying shared knowledge and skills, and unique characteristics of roles within the UK infant feeding support workforce.
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