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Our 11th conference

Breastfeeding
in a changing world

September - December, 2017

Breastfeeding in a changing world, our 11th online breastfeeding conference in English covered topics such as at-breast supplementation, using social media to increase breastfeeding rates, breastfeeding for pain reduction, milk expression, breastfeeding and obesity, improving breastfeeding self-efficacy, breastfeeding for working mothers, the importance of community-based peer support and much more! This was held online from September to December 2017. Click on the speaker names for full details of speakers and abstracts of the presentations.


Poor weight gain: assessment and the use of at-breast supplementation

Mariana Colmenares Castaño, MD, IBCLC - Read more

Engaging generation Y using social media to increase breastfeeding rates through cell phones, texting & YouTube

Meg Beard, MPH, MCHES, RDN, IBCLC - Read more

Reduced breastfeeding rates among obese women: contributing factors, clinical considerations and future directions

Jennie Bever Babendure, PhD, IBCLC - Read more

The work of Nurture Project International: pregnant and lactating women in humanitarian settings

Brooke Bauer, MPH - Read more

The supremacy of proximity

Marianne Vanderveen-Kolkena, BSc, IBCLC - Read more

MTHFR and tongue tie, a look at genetics and mechanics

Kendra Becker-Musante, ND, FNP, BC - Read more

The importance of community-based breastfeeding support as a continuity of care

Stacy Davis, BA, IBCLC - Read more

Embracing cultural diversity in New Zealand – An inside look at an innovative breastfeeding Peer Counsellor Programme

Heather Cotter, Dip Tchg (ECE), LLL Leader, PCPTC - Read more

Breastfeeding for reduction of procedural pain: the evidence and utilization

Denise Harrison, RN, RM, PhD - Read more

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their impact on breastfeeding and breastfeeding’s impact on ACEs

Colleen Weeks, CLE, LCCE, FACCE, CSE, RTS - Read more

Practical clinical application of results from recent  research in breastfeeding medicine

Arthur I Eidelman, MD, FABM, FAAP - Read more

Working with child care centers to promote breastfeeding friendly practices

Cathy Carothers, BLA, IBCLC, FILCA - Read more

Strategies to support breastfeeding in non-traditional occupations

Robyn Roche-Paull, BSN, RNC-MNN, IBCLC - Read more

Milk expression: benefit or concern (part 1)

Genevieve Becker, Dip Dietetics, MSc, MEd, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA - Read more

Milk expression: benefit or concern (part 2) - sustainability considerations

Yvonne Ryan-Fogarty, PhD - Read more

Tales of hope, patience and oxytocin: supporting non-latching babies

Indira Lopez-Bassols, BA (Hons), MPP, IBCLC - Read more

Breastfeeding self-efficacy in the millennial age

Diana West, BA, IBCLC - Read more

Nipple variations and implications during lactation

Diana West, BA, IBCLC - Read more

Breast IS Best- a midwife’s perspective on Aboriginal breastfeeding mothers in Central Australia

Cherisse Buzzacott, RM - Read more

Avoiding conflict of interest in the area of infant and young child feeding

David Clark, JD - Read more

Valuing women’s lactation work

Julie Smith, PhD, BEc, BA - Read more

Global action towards nutrition improvement: progress, challenges and recommendations 

Roger Mathisen, MSc, RD - Read more

Supporting breastfeeding mothers with perinatal mood disorders

Amanda Donnet, BPsych, BAppSci(Maths), BSci(Hons), MClinPsych, MAPS - Read more
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