What information have you received about guidelines for consuming alcohol and breastfeeding?

Researchers at the Telethon Kids Institute are looking for 2 research buddies to assist in learning what information is given to antenatal and postnatal women about the consumption of alcohol and breastfeeding.

Applications due: 30th July 2016

About the project

The National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia has produced guidelines for consuming alcohol whilst breastfeeding. The researcher is looking at the information given to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers by their health service providers and their awareness of alcohol consumption whilst breastfeeding. It will also investigate the knowledge and practice of health service providers in their advice of the guidelines.

About the role of consumers

The project is looking for two research buddies who are:

  • Pregnant or a new mum with a baby not older than 18 months of age.
  • Assist the researcher with the information and knowledge given to them by their health service providers on breastfeeding and the consumption of alcohol
  • Review potential interventions and findings from the research
  • Advice on disseminating results to the community
  • A couple of hours for meeting with the researcher.
  • Some time to provide feedback via e-mail
  • Ongoing involvement is an option for those who are interested

What is the time commitment for consumers?

The research will be conducted between July and November 2016. The research buddies will be needed for:

Where will meetings be held?

The researcher realises that mum’s are busy; so meetings can be arranged at a time and place convenient to you.

What support is offered?

Training is offered by the Consumer and Community Involvement Program.

Applications due: 30th July 2016