Since its inception in 1998, the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative annual conference has grown both in stature and reputation and is now the UK’s highest-profile event covering infant feeding issues.
Organised and promoted by the Baby Friendly Initiative, the conference attracts more than 800-900 health professionals. Every year it addresses topical research and practice issues of crucial importance to health professionals and commissioners of health care, and features internationally recognised speakers.
The 2016 annual conference is the 3rd – 4th November, at the Birmingham International Convention Centre (ICC).
Laura Abbott, University of Hertfordshire – Bonding, attachment and breastfeeding in prison
Dr Amy Brown, Associate Professor Child Public Health, Swansea University – Examining psychological, social and cultural barriers to responsive breastfeeding
Helen Crawley, First Steps Nutrition Trust – The constituents of formula milk – busting the myths.
Dr Sanjeev Deshpande, Consultant Neonatologist, Shropshire Women & Children’s Centre – Hypoglcaemia and preventing unnecessary admissions to neonatal units
Jane Dickens, Bradford District Care Trust – Parent Infant Relationship training
Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D, IBCLC – What’s New in Postpartum Depression Research: Recent Findings on Breastfeeding and Depression, Birth Interventions, and Preterm Birth and The Neuropsychological Effects of Sleep Training and Its Implications for Breastfeeding
Hollie McNish, poet – Nobody told me: Poetry & Parenthood
Dr Nigel Rollins, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child & Adolescent Health, WHO – The Lancet Breastfeeding Series and its Implications
Jacky Syme, South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT) Community Services – Antenatal Conversations
Anne Woods, Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative – Achieving Sustainability