Loss of an infant is one of the most difficult experiences families can live through. As health care professionals, not being able to provide a clear reason for the death is also a significant burden.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2016 updated document on safe sleep indicates that “approximately 3500 infants die annually in the United States from sleep-related infant deaths, including sudden infant death syndrome, ill-defined deaths and accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed” (Moon).
Sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) describes death occurring during infancy that may or may not be explainable. This can include suffocation, entrapment, infections, disease, trauma and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Enrollments are now closed for LP18 - Lactation Practice Exam!
All access to the Lactation Practice Exam will close on April 6th at 5pm (EDT).
Students sitting the October IBLCE exam, can enroll into LP18 - Lactation Practice Exam October release, on July 4th.
Good luck to all of our students sitting the April IBLCE Exam. We look forward to hearing all about your exam experience.
Trudi Szallasi Memorial Scholarship
Our friend and colleague, Trudi Szallasi, was an online tutor with Health e-Learning from August 2005 until her untimely death from breast cancer in June 2008. Trudi was totally committed to helping mothers and babies to have a successful and happy breastfeeding relationship.
She was a volunteer breastfeeding counselor with the Australian Breastfeeding Association, served as a Director on the National Board and held the role of State President for 2 years. After qualifying as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Trudi began a private practice and ultimately became the President of the local branch of the Australian Lactation Consultant’s Association. In the year Trudi qualified as an IBCLC, she gained the highest marks in the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners examination and was subsequently invited onto the IBLCE examination committee for the review of the following year’s exam.
She left behind three beautiful young children, a devoted husband and loving parents, brothers and their families, and countless friends.
Health e-Learning, by the awarding of this scholarship, is seeking to honour the memory of a truly remarkable and wonderful woman who made a great contribution to the mothers and babies in her care, the students of lactation whom she taught, and the lactation world.