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The Breastfeeding Network Conference & AGM 2017 - celebrating 20 years of s...

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The Priory Rooms

Quaker Meeting House

40 Bull Street


B4 6AF

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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:

· Dr Amy Brown, Author of bestseller 'Breastfeeding Uncovered'

· Dr Kirsty Darwent, Chartered Psychologist & family psychotherapist

· Dr Katie Hinde, Director, Comparative Lactation Lab, Harvard University

· Dr BJ Epstein, Lecturer in Literature & Public Engagement, University of East Anglia

· Prof Sophie Scott, Deputy Director of UCL's Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience.

· Mairi Hedderwick, Author and illustrator, Katie Morag


9:00-9:30 Registration and refreshments

9:30-9:35 Welcome, Shereen Fisher (CEO)

9:45-10.40 - Dr Amy Brown, Author of ‘Breastfeeding Uncovered’

10:40-11.25 - Dr BJ Epstein, Supporting LGBTQ Families

11:25-11:45 Break

11:45-12:30 - Dr Katie Hinde, supported by Prof Sophie Scott What we don’t know about mothers’ milk – video, pre-recorded keynote speech, microbiome, followed by Q&A session.

12:30-13:00 Dr Kirsty Darwent, Infant feeding genogram

13:00-13:45 Lunch

13:45-14:50 Small group discussion/training session

14:50-15:40 Mairi Hedderwick Author & illustrator, Katie Morag (banned artwork)

15:40-15:50 Felicity Lambert, National Breastfeeding Helpline Awards

15:50-16:00 Shereen Fisher Closure

16:00-16:15 Networking and refreshments

* Please note that these timings may be subject to change.

Conference Costs

- Health Professional/Doula/Lactation Consultant etc. (receiving payment in their role) £35

- Other Volunteer Peer Supporter (offering support to women for free) £30 and Friends of BfN/Drugs in Breastmilk

- Current registered BfN Member £10

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.


What's the refund policy?

If you book a place and are unable to attend, refunds will only be made up to 7 days before the event in accordance with our Booking Policy, for full details please visit the Breastfeeding Network website https://www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you require further information about our conference and AGM, please contact agm@breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk

Are children welcome?

Babes in arms are welcome to accompany you to the event. Please let us know the name(s) and age(s) of any babies who will be coming with you.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide a free crèche this year. There will be a room adjacent to the main conference room which will enable those with babies, toddlers or older children to take time out from the conference if they need to. If you plan to bring children with you please let us know how many and how old they are. Please note that catering will not be provided for any children.

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