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La Leche League Conference 2020

March 7 @ 9:15 am - March 8 @ 4:00 pm

Free – €70

Our next national conference is taking place on the 7th and 8th of March, 2020 in Clayton Whites Hotel, Abbey Street, Wexford.

Conference timetable listed below

Main Speakers

Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA

Nancy Mohrbacher is a leading lactation consultant, speaker, and educator on a wide range of breastfeeding topics worldwide at conferences, in-services, forums, congresses, seminars, workshops, physicians’ grand rounds, and events for families. Nancy is also the author of several books including Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple (2014) and Breastfeeding Answers Made Simple: A Guide for Helping Mothers (2010), which is currently being revised, as well as writing chapters for key texts such as the Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice (2007, 2012) and many other publications.

Wendy Jones, BSc, MSc, PhD, MRPharmS

Dr. Wendy Jones was a Community Pharmacist for over 40 years and is a qualified Pharmacist prescriber. Dr. Jones is author of the book Breastfeeding and Medication, and is developing e-Learning materials and information for GPs, Pharmacists, Midwives, Health Visitors, and mothers on drugs in Breastmilk as well as running Facebook Pages and a website www.breastfeeding-and-medication.co.uk Dr. Jones also runs The Breastfeeding Network BfN for a UK charity, responding to over 10,000 contacts from healthcare professionals and mothers each year as well as providing free information leaflets on a wide range of topics related to breastfeeding and medication www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/breastfeeding-help



Weekend fees include sessions, keynote address, children’s refreshments and coffee. Day fees include events of the day, children’s refreshments and coffee.

Register online

Annual subscription fee can be paid by purchasing a subscription online or via your local group.


You can also purchase CERPS or Certificate of attendance online.


For questions about registration, please contact Wendy English at lllirelandconf@gmail.com


Hotel Information

Clayton Whites Hotel is a four start hotel situated right in the heart of Wexford town, two hours drive from Dublin and two and a half hours drive from Cork. It is also easily accessed by public transport and is within walking distance of Wexford train and bus station. Facilities include luxurious accommodation, restaurant, bar, leisure centre and spa. The leisure centre facilities include a 20m swimming pool, poolside sauna, steamroom and jacuzzi, as well as a fully equipped, air conditioned gym.


To make your booking please content the hotel reservations team on 053 91 22 311 or info.whites@claytonhotels.com

Credit card details will secure the booking, no deposit will be charged to the card.


The hotel rates are as follows:

  • 2 nights Bed & Breakfast and 1 Dinner meal – €151 per person sharing
  • 2 nights Bed & Breakfast only – €126 per person sharing
  • 1 night Bed & Breakfast single occupancy – €89
  • 1 night Bed & Breakfast per person sharing sharing – €62

Children’s B&B rates are as follows (based on sharing with two adults)

  • 0-4 years – free of charge
  • 5-11 years – €5 per night per child
  • 12-15 – €10 per night per child



Saturday 7th March

9.15am – 10.30am

  • Promoting Normal Birth Speaker: Aoife Hamill, Midwife
  • Book Club
    The Breast Book – Emma Pickett
    Biological Nurturing – Suzanne Colson
    Squaring the Circle – Sheena Byrom
    Speakers: Caz Koopman, LLL, Yvonne McCauley, LLL, Sarah Murnaghan, LLL
  • Dads Talk to Dads

10.30am – 11.00am


11.00am – 12.30pm

  • Making Evidence Based Decisions on the Safety of Drugs in Breastmilk
    Speaker: Dr. Wendy Jones, BSc, MSc, PhD, MRPharmS
  • Nurture Through Nature
    Speaker: Cathy Daly, Play Therapist I.P.T.A Facilitator of Nature Based Parent/Child Mindful groups
  • Teens Talk to Teens

12.30pm – 2.00pm


2.00pm – 3.45pm

  • Keynote Address:
    The Best Start: Strategies to Reduce Early Breastfeeding Problems
    Speaker: Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA, LLL

3.45pm – 4.15pm


4.15pm – 5.30pm

  • Loving Guidance and Respectful Parenting of 6+
    Speakers: Aileen Howell, LLL, Olwen Rowe, LLL

4.15pm – 5.20pm

  • Workshop: Night-Time Parenting
    Facilitators: Laura Cullen, LLL, Neda Fadian, LLL
  • Workshop: Assertiveness for the Breastfeeding Mother
    Facilitators: Celine Kenny, LLL, Jennifer Harrison, LLL

5.30pm – 6.30pm

  • La Leche League Meeting (in English)
    Facilitator: Dee Burke, LLL
  • La Leche League Meeting (as Gaelige)
    Facilitator: Sarah Farmer, LLL

Evening Session
Saturday 8.00pm

  • Wendy Jones: My 23 Years of Passionate Support for Breastfeeding
    Speaker: Dr. Wendy Jones, BSc, MSc, PhD, MRPharmS

Sunday 8th March

9.15am – 10.45am

  • What Mothers Need to Exclusively Breastfeed
    Speaker: Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA, LLL
  • Combining Breastfeeding and Employment
    Speakers: Orla Harty, LLL, Sharon Beehan, PRO, LLL
  • Dads Talk to Dads

10.45am – 11.15am


11.15am – 1.00pm

  • Transitioning to the Breast
    Speaker: Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA, LLL
  • Teens Talk to Teens

1.00pm – 2.30pm


2.30pm – 3.45pm

  • Transforming Ireland: Making a Difference
    Speaker: Aoife Hearne, Dietitian


March 7 @ 9:15 am
March 8 @ 4:00 pm
Free – €70
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Gemma Sydney
087 6616632


Clayton Whites Hotel
Abbey Street
Wexford, Ireland
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