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Providing advice about alcohol for safe breastfeeding

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) bring you this webinar presented by experts in the field. 

This webinar provides current best-practice guidance to increase the knowledge and skills of health professionals in providing advice about alcohol use and breastfeeding.  Research conducted in 2022 highlighted gaps in knowledge and misperceptions about the risks of drinking alcohol during breastfeeding, and effective strategies to minimise these risks, among both women who breastfeed and healthcare professionals.

The session will provide participants with an understanding of:

  • Current advice on alcohol and breastfeeding in the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Australian Guidelines to Reduce Health Risks from Drinking Alcohol.
  • The physiology of alcohol entering and leaving breastmilk.
  • Effects of alcohol on breastmilk supply and ejection.
  • Effects of alcohol on infants’ sleep, behaviour and development.
  • Evidence-based harm minimisation strategies to reduce the risk of infants consuming milk containing alcohol.

A case study will illustrate how advice can be provided as part of postnatal care.


This course is bought to you by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) and is part of Every Moment Matters, the National Awareness Campaign for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Women. This course is endorsed and funded by the Australian Government.

Medcast host FARE's Online Learning Modules for health practitioners - Supporting alcohol-free pregnancy and safe breastfeeding. If you would like to learn more about this free course - click here. 


This course is formally accredited with RACGP and ACRRM. 

RACGP Activity Number: 495026

ACRRM Activity Number: 29978

Course Educators
Dr Melody Jackson
Dr Melody Jackson

GP, International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant.

Dr Jackson is a GP, International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and an Adjunct Clinical Le...

Dr Roslyn Giglia
Dr Roslyn Giglia

Dietitian, nutritionist, researcher

Dr Giglia is a dietitian and nutritionist. She has a strong foundation working in community and public health nutrition and p...

Nicole Hewlett
Nicole Hewlett

Researcher & Project Manager

Nicole Hewlett is a proud Palawa woman and holds two positions at The University of Queensland, one in the First Nations Cancer ...

Foundation for Alcohol Research & Education (FARE)

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Educational Activities: 1 hours

Areas Of Interest: Drug and alcohol, General Practice, Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Reproductive Health, Womens Health


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners, Clinical Psychologists, Counsellors, Dietitians, Medical Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists


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