Supporting The Pumping Mother

Thursday 9th May 2019

Red Cow Hotel

Registration 9am

Schedule 9.30am-4.30pm

Tea/Coffee & biscuits on arrival

Soup, Sandwiches, Tea/Coffee for lunch (special dietary requirements should be marked on ticket purchase)

Ticket €80 including lunch (tickets go on sale 1st march)

Mothers express for many reasons. Some by choice, some out of necessity. Some because their baby cannot feed directly at the breast, some to boast a low supply, some prefer to know how much milk their baby is drinking, some on returning to work. During this workshop we will cover all basis, leaving you with a dynamic understanding of every aspect of expressing.

This workshop is suitable for NICU nurses, Midwives, Doctors, PHNs, Childrens Nurses, Doulas, Breastfeeding Peer Supporters and IBCLCs.

During this workshop you will learn all the basics on supporting expressing mothers, from those first few hours after birth, right through to establishing a full supply. 

  • You will learn the latest evidence 

  • Find out facts and figures 

  • Be comfortable with all the latest gadgets

  • Know where the best resources are

  • Understand the emotional journey

  • Know your scope of practice

  • Gain top tips and tricks to make pumping work

  • And so much more!

All three of our speakers were part of the team that created the HSE booklet “Breastfeeding and Expressing for your Preterm or Sick Baby” (available free on This is the only booklet of it’s kind available in Ireland. 

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Jen Crawford.

Birth & Postpartum Doula, Breastfeeding Counsellor, Antenatal Educator, Mindfulness in Pregnancy Teacher.


Jen is Co-Owner of DoulaCare Ireland. After a number of years as the Breastfeeding Co-ordinator for a national premature baby charity Jen began work as a Postpartum doula. She is the only Doula in Ireland who specialises in the care of preterm and sick babies.These roles involved Jen supporting hundreds of expressing mothers and running workshops for health care professionals and parents nationwide on the topic. 

Jen also had to put her years of experience to the test when her daughter Kayla was born with a cleft palate and PRS. Jen has been exclusively expressing for her since March 2018 and is keen to share her professional and personal knowledge and experience to ensure more mothers get the support they deserve. 

Co-author of the HSE booklet Breastfeeding & Expressing for your Premature or Sick Baby.  

Lorraine O’ Hagan

 Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife, BSc in Midwifery UCD, MSc in Midwifery UCD, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant IBCLC, Diploma in Social Studies UCC, Nurse Prescriber.

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 Holds post of Clinical Midwife Specialist in Lactation at National Maternity Hospital in Dublin for 14 years. Occasional lecturer at UCD.  Provides training in the 20 hour programme in the 3 Dublin Maternity Hospitals, Sligo and Letterkenny.  

 Provides a programme of training  for candidate preparing  for the International Board Certified Lactation Consultancy examination. 

 Author of the HSE booklet Breastfeeding the Premature and sick infant in the NICU with Jen Crawford, Regina Keogh and Siobhan Hourigan.

Regina Keogh

Registered Children’s Nurse, Registered General Nurse, Bachelor of Nursing Studies (Hons)

International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners

Breastfeeding Counsellor & tutor with Cuidiú  

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Regina has worked in children’s intensive care for many years and is currently a Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin since 2014. She has extensive experience working with families expressing breastmilk for premature and sick babies. She provides education for staff on lactation and specifically supporting breastfeeding in a children’s hospital. She has developed the “breastfeeding champion” programme in Our Lady’s hospital. Provides breastfeeding update workshops for public health nurses to meet their specific needs. 

Co-author of the HSE booklet Breastfeeding & Expressing for your Premature or Sick Baby.  

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