The BfN Annual Conference is an exciting and informative event for our volunteers, parents, families and health professionals with an interest in breastfeeding and related topics.
It offers a unique opportunity to network with colleagues from across the UK. This year our fantastic line-up of speakers will include:
Prof. Vivette Glover, Perinatal Psychobiology, Imperial College London, Anxiety & Depression in pregnancy, breastfeeding and the effects on the child
Ruth Dennison, Doula & Director of 1-2-1 Doula & Breastfeeding Support Ltd, Supporting black women who breastfeed
Dr Natalie Shenker, Co-founder Human Milk Foundation, What's in human milk? Why does it matter?
Prof. Amy Brown, Professor Health, Policy & Social Sciences, Swansea University, Breastfeeding & maternal mental health
Prof. Sally Kendall, Community Nursing & Public Health, University of Kent, Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly study
9:00-9:30 Registration and refreshments
9:30 - Welcome, Shereen Fisher (CEO)
9:40 - Vivette Glover
10:30 - Natalie Shenker
11:40 - Amy Brown
12:30 - Ruth Dennison
13:15 - Lunch Break
14:00 -15:00- Breakout sessions
15:00 - Sally Kendall
15:30 - Felicity Lambert, National Breastfeeding Helpline Awards
15:40 - Shereen Fisher Closure
15:50 - 16:15 Networking and refreshments
16:15 - 17:00 AGM (members of BfN only)
* Please note that these timings may be subject to change.
- Current registered BfN Member £15 early bird price (to rise to £20 after 31st August)
- Other Volunteer Peer Supporter (offering support to women for free) £35 (to rise to £40 after 31st August) and Friends of BfN/Drugs in Breastmilk
- Health Professional/Doula/Lactation Consultant etc. (receiving payment in their role) £40 early bird price (to rise to £50 after 31st August)
Please note that discounts are available for health professional group bookings, please contact email@example.com for further information.
Ticket price includes lunch & all refreshments.
Demand at previous events has been extremely high therefore early booking is recommended in order to secure your place.
Networking Event - Friday 11th October, 7pm - 9pm
Following on from the successful event last year, another networking and social event will take place at The Parcel Yard in Kings Cross Station https://www.parcelyard.co.uk/. This offers the ideal opportunity to catch up and grab a bite to eat with others attending the Conference the following day.
Tickets for this event are priced at £15 per person, this includes food & soft drinks. Numbers are limited, so sign up quick in order to avoid disappointment!