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Penang Medical College (PMC) in collaboration with WABA (World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action) will be organizing a special Lactation Management event: “Making Breastfeeding Work” which will include a talk and a workshop.


Dr Genevivie Becker, an ILCA-WABA Fellow (distinguished International Lactation Consultant Association) for 2015 will open with a talk “Looking back and ahead: 25 years of BFHI (Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative)”. The aim of the talk is to look back at the successes and challenges over these years and draw lessons from them. We hope to encourage participants to reflect on their own practices and see the barriers they face in implementing the BFHI policies.


The ‘Kangaroo Mother Care’ workshop aims to teach health care professionals a simple but effective method of assisting breastfeeding especially among low birth weight infants. This interactive, hands-on workshop will be conducted by the team of trainers from the SEA-URCHIN Project. 


                      Date: 3 November 2015                                                          Venue: Penang Medical College 


Time Programme Speaker
1330 – 1400 Registration
1400 – 1500 Talk:  Looking back and ahead: 25 years of BHFI Dr Genevieve Becker, WABA-ILCA Fellow 2015
1500 – 1530 Reflection – Challenges for the next 25 years.

Open discussion 1530 – 1700Kangaroo Mother Care Workshop

(Limited to 32 participants)Dr Foong Wai Cheng from the Department of Paediatrics, PMC

& the SEA-URCHIN Project Educator Team


Target Audience:


  1. Policymakers in the state health department and private hospitals
  2. Health care professionals from the hospitals (both public  and private) & clinics


Registration & Event Fee:


  • Talk is free
  • Workshop – RM30 per participant


Closing date – 16 October 2015


Contact Ms Foo Sook Lee (fslee@pmc.edu.my)  04-22887171 ext 3208 to register


Click here to download Brochure & Registration Form_Making Breastfeeding Work 2015