07 Oct

20th Anniversary Conference live blog

We’ll be live blogging the conference throughout the day here, scroll down and see the live updates below. Here’s the programme so you know what to look out for:

09:30-09:45 Shereen Fisher (CEO) Opening remarks and welcome
09:50-10.35 Dr Amy Brown  

Who really decides how we feed our babies?

10:40-11.25 Dr BJ Epstein  

Supporting LGBTQ families

11:25-11:45                                                          Break
11:50-12:30 Dr Katie Hinde, supported by Professor Sophie Scott What we don’t know about mothers’ milk – video, pre-recorded keynote speech, microbiome, followed by Q&A session.
12:35-13:05 Dr Kirsty Darwent The Infant Feeding Genogram: A tool for exploring family infant feeding narratives and identifying support needs
13:05-13:45 Lunch: including an informal session with Lorna Hartwell and some other founder members looking back at the early days of BfN – sharing their memories and taking you back to where it all began 20 years ago!
13:50-14:50 Small group discussion/training sessions  

Dr BJ Epstein – Supporting LGBTQ families

Lynn Timms – Tongue-tie: how can YOU support these babies with their feeding?
Dr Kirsty Darwent – The Infant Feeding Genogram: Supporting Women and Families in Practice
Walk and Talk – a walk (or run) round Birmingham city centre while chatting about mental health and breastfeeding #RunChatCake
14:55-15:35 Mairi Hedderwick Author & illustrator, Katie Morag (banned artwork)               – The Fuss Katie Morag caused
15:40-15:50 Felicity Lambert  

The National Breastfeeding Helpline Awards

15:50-16:00 Shereen Fisher Closure