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ZOOM Monday 21 October 2024 - Herbs and supplements in lactation

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Presenter: Tamara Lebedevs, (Senior obstetric pharmacist, KEMH)


This presentation will address the use of herbs and supplements in lactation and how to determine the risk to infants of this exposure and considerations of possible adverse effects. It will also provide appropriate information sources to access and incorporate counselling strategies to utilise.

Tamara Lebedevs (BPharm) has extensive experience in women’s health as a senior clinical pharmacist at King Edward Memorial Hospital in Perth, Western Australia. Tamara has been pivotal in the expansion and promotion of the state-wide Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Information Service. She provides recommendations on the safety of medications whilst breastfeeding to the Therapeutic Guidelines and has contributed a number of research papers in this area. The specialist practice of Women’s and Newborn Health is a major interest where her expertise, insight and innovation are combined to promote the clinical education and training of health professionals.

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