Nguyen Dao

Each year, Health e-Learning awards a special educational scholarship in memory of our friend and colleague Trudi Szallasi. Trudi was a special person who made an impression on all who she met and made a huge impact on breastfeeding support and promotion. As a tribute to Trudi and her commitment to breastfeeding, we have chosen a very special person to be the recipient of the 2018 Trudi Szallasi Memorial Scholarship.

This person stood out as an active, motivated leader of the future in breastfeeding protection, promotion and support. We are very pleased to welcome Nguyen Dao and look forward to assisting her over this next year as she studies towards IBCLC certification.

Nguyen Nhat Vu Dao

Nguyen Nhat Vu Dao is a qualified Breastfeeding Counsellor of The Australian Breastfeeding Association. She received her Cert IV in Nursing from Australian Catholic University in 2012. However, her passion is not only about nursing, but also helping other members in her Vietnamese community especially those who find English a language barrier.

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This year's WBW theme is Breastfeeding: a key to Sustainable Development.

The World Breastfeeding Week 2016 theme is about how breastfeeding is a key element in getting us to think about how to value our wellbeing from the start of life, how to respect each other and care for the world we share.

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is celebrated at different times around the world. We hope everyone who celebrated WBW in August had a wonderful time and we hope those up and coming celebrations will be as eventful. We didn’t get a chance to highlight our July events as in August we also celebrated WBW so this month we would like to share some important things that have occurred.

Health e-Learning recently had the privilege of attending the 2015 Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ) conference in Brisbane, Australia. Firstly, we would like to thank everyone who stopped by our booth to either inquire about courses, give us feedback about our courses, and/or simply to say   hello. We loved talking with you all!

This conference gave us a wonderful opportunity to hear speakers from around the world. The conference opened with Dr. Jenny Thomas who not only educated and presented us with new ideas, she also entertained us, and made us laugh. Understanding epigenetics in the context of breastfeeding is a daunting task and yet Dr. Thomas explained it beautifully. She also presented new information explaining why breastmilk is not just food. Her closing conference presentation included live tweeting as she discussed connecting social media to our practice and to the families we interact with.