1st National Conference

Monday 26th March 2012, Lanternhouse, Ulverston, Cumbria

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RCPCH has approved this activity for up to 4.5 CPD credits, in accordance with the current RCPCH CPD Guidelines 



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 Speakers and workshop leaders


    Mike Brady, Campaigns and Networking Co-ordinator, Baby Milk Action

  Sonia de Oliveira Brady, freelance. Paediatrician, and former milk bank co-ordinator, São José dos Campos, and former IBFAN co-ordinator, Brazil

  Gillian Weaver, Manager, Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital Milk Bank; Vice-President, European Milk Banking Association (EMBA); and Chair, United Kingdom Association for Milk Banking (UKAMB) milk bank forum

  Charlotte Young, Lactation Consultant (private practice), International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Registered Breastfeeding Counsellor (ABM). Founder of Milk Matters, and Milk Matters Independent Baby Clinic, aka award winning blogger The Analytical Armadillo.  Specialist Practitioner to diagnose Tongue-Tie.

  Ann Dobson EN, DipNN, Lactation Consultant (private practice), International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Specialist Practitioner to treat Tongue-Tie (Ankyloglossia) , including performing frenulotomy (tongue-tie release). Formerly Enrolled Nurse with the NHS. Consultant practitioner for Milk Matters Breastfeeding Support and Milk Matters Independent Baby Clinic.

  Wendy Jones PhD, Pharmacist specialising in the safety of drugs in breastmilk, a founding member of The Breastfeeding Network (BfN), breastfeeding supporter since 1987

  Gill Thomson PhD, Research Fellow, Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit, University of Central Lancashire

  Shel Banks, BSc(hons) IBCLC: Baby Friendly Co-ordinator at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals


  Michelle Atkin, BA (Hons), creator and founder of Little Angels breastfeeding support



About the conference

- one-day event
- range of speakers and workshops
- stalls
- lunch and refreshments
- certificates of attendance for all talks and workshops suitable for continuous professional development for health professionals
- code compliant goody bags, including The Food of Love: Your Formula for Successful Breastfeeding by Kate Evans
- non-sponsored, independent event
- ticket price: £55, £50 with early bird discount
- a maximum of 120 conference tickets are available, so please book early to avoid disappointment



About Lanternhouse:

Wheelchair access, and a lift is available for access to all floors

Within easy walking distance of Ulverston's railway station and bus station, and opposite the town's main car park

For directions and further info on travel connections, click here


About Ulverston:

Delightful market town, famous for its festivals

Located on the edge of the beautiful Lake District

Less than 3hours 30mins from London Euston by train.



Programme

1st National Conference
Monday 26th March 2012, Lanternhouse, Ulverston, Cumbria


Conference Chairs:
Shel Banks, BSc(hons) IBCLC: Baby Friendly Co-ordinator at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals 

Gillian Weaver, Manager, Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital Milk Bank; Vice-President, European Milk Banking Association (EMBA); and Chair, United Kingdom Association for Milk Banking (UKAMB) milk bank forum 

Programme

9:00am Registration, coffee, and look round the stalls and exhibitions

9:30am Welcome
Jo Dawson  and Karen Butterfield, Co-organisers, The Breastfeeding Festival

9:45am Local Breastfeeding Initiatives
Shel Banks (as above)

10am The Story of the Zoops
Cartoon by Heather Cushman-Dowdee

10:10am Ensuring information on infant feeding is accurate and objective 
Mike Brady, Campaigns and Networking Co-ordinator, Baby Milk Action

10:30am What can we learn from Brazil?
Sonia de Oliveira Brady, Paediatrician, and former milk bank co-ordinator, and former IBFAN co- ordinator, Brazil

10:50am The purpose of UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Accreditation - how it can benefit maternity and community NHS Trusts
Shel Banks (as above)

11:10am Coffee break and look round the stalls and exhibitions

11:30am Milk Banking
Gillian Weaver (as above)

12noon Medication and Breastfeeding – you can't, can you? Yes, you can!
Wendy Jones PhD, Pharmacist specialising in the safety of drugs in breastmilk

12:30pm Buffet lunch, and look at exhibitions

1:30pm What to do when positioning and attachment fails
Charlotte Young IBCLC, founder of Milk Matters, aka award winning blogger The  Analytical Armadillo.  
Specialist Practitioner to diagnose Tongue-Tie.
and
Ann Dobson IBCLC, Specialist Practitioner to treat Tongue-Tie, including performing frenulotomy. Consultant practitioner for Milk Matters Breastfeeding Support and Milk Matters Independent Baby Clinic.


2pm Workshop 1: Who will you refer your clients to?

Option A Evaluation of the National Breastfeeding Helpline
Gill Thomson PhD, Research Fellow, Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit, University of Central Lancashire

Option B Using the Drugs in Breastmilk Helpline
Wendy Jones (as above)

Option C What is a peer supporter?
Michelle Atkin BA (Hons), creator and founder of Little Angels breastfeeding support


2:25pm Coffee


2:45pm Workshop 2: Breastfeeding Challenges

Option D Breastfeeding a baby with suspected neurological damage
Jenny Herd and Shel Banks (as above)

Option E Thrush and mastitis during lactation – a problem of recognising and treating?
Wendy Jones (as above)

Option F Helping mothers to breastfeed on the neonatal unit; one day at a time
Gillian Weaver (as above)

3:10pm Workshop 3: Let's talk about...

Option G Looking at language
Charlotte Young and Ann Dobson (as above)

Option H Using the Infant Formula Explained DVD
Mike Brady (as above)

Option I Milk Sharing
Gillian Weaver (as above)


3:35pm Review and feedback: how will this affect my practice?

4:05pm Closing speech, questions, comments

4:20pm Handing in evaluation forms, collecting Certificates of Attendance

4:30pm End

Learning outcomes for conference talks and workshops

This is where you will find the learning outcomes for the talks and workshops which will take place during the conference on Monday 26th March 2012. These will be added for each conference element as soon as they are available. Prior to the conference programme being finalised, these learning outcomes should be considered provisional.

Talks


Ensuring information on infant feeding is accurate and objective
Mike Brady, Campaigns and Networking Co-ordinator, Baby Milk Action

* Key provisions of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and subsequent, relevant Resolutions of the World Health Assembly.
* The UK Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula Regulations, how these differ from the Code and Resolutions, and monitoring and enforcement mechanisms.
* Current UK formula marketing trends and analysis of health claims.
* Sources of independent information on formula (including the Baby Feeding Law Group DVD "Infant Formula Explained").
* Overview of how other countries protect the right to independent information and have improved breastfeeding initiation and duration rates.


What can we learn from Brazil?

Sonia de Oliveira Brady, freelance. Paediatrician, and former milk bank co-ordinator, São José dos Campos, and former IBFAN co-ordinator, Brazil

Understanding of Brazil's experience regarding:

* The decline and recovery of breastfeeding rates in Brazil
* Regulating marketing by implementing World Health Assembly marketing requirements
* Promotion of breastfeeding during World Breastfeeding Week and other initiatives
* The role of the Baby Friendly Initiative and human donor milk banks


The purpose of UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Accreditation - how it can benefit maternity and community NHS Trusts
Shel Banks, BSc(hons) IBCLC: Baby Friendly Co-ordinator at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals 

This session aims to: 
* Introduce delegates to, and update delegates on, the work of the Baby Friendly Initiative
* Address any queries or concerns delegates may have in relation to the Baby Friendly Initiative
* Inform delegates of the full range of support services available from the Baby Friendly Initiative.


Milk Banking
Gillian Weaver, Manager, Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital Milk Bank; Vice-President, European Milk Banking Association (EMBA); and Chair, United Kingdom Association for Milk Banking (UKAMB) milk bank forum

Delegates will be informed about:

* The importance of antenatal information for mothers about skin to skin (kangaroo) care, establishing a good milk supply when a baby is born early and donor breastmilk.
* How to access supplies of safe donor breastmilk when needed for babies on a neonatal unit
* The main clinical criteria for recommending the use of donor breastmilk
* The advantages of using donor breastmilk in the absence of maternal milk
* How to help mothers who are establishing early lactation and to fully breastfeed 
* How to maximise skin to skin care for preterm and sick babies


Medication and Breastfeeding – you can't, can you? Yes, you can!
Wendy Jones PhD, Pharmacist specialising in the safety of drugs in breastmilk, a founding member of The Breastfeeding Network (BfN), breastfeeding supporter since 1987 

* To facilitate understanding of the way drugs pass into breastmilk
* To examine the barriers perceived to maternal intake of medication and ongoing breastfeeding
* To consider conditions where mothers may need medication and the evidence behind prescribing safely
* To challenge the concerns held by healthcare professionals and mothers about the safety of drugs in breastmilk


What to do when positioning and attachment fails
Charlotte Young, Lactation Consultant (private practice), IBCLC, Registered Breastfeeding Counsellor (ABM). Founder of Milk Matters, and Milk Matters Independent Baby Clinic, aka award winning blogger The Analytical Armadillo.  Specialist Practitioner to diagnose Tongue-Tie.
and Ann Dobson EN, DipNN, Lactation Consultant (private practice), IBCLC, Specialist Practitioner to treat Tongue-Tie (Ankyloglossia), including performing frenulotomy (tongue-tie release). Formerly Enrolled Nurse with the NHS. Consultant practitioner for Milk Matters Breastfeeding Support and Milk Matters Independent Baby Clinic.


* Importance of early recognition and resolution of infant feeding problems
* Definition and significance of ankylogossia and when is frenulotomy appropriate
* The emotional and psychological impact of delayed or conflicting advice
* Understanding the professional role of the lactation consultant (IBCLC) in the community.



Workshops


Evaluation of the National Breastfeeding Helpline
Gill Thomson PhD, Research Fellow, Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit, University of Central Lancashire

* To obtain insights into the numbers and demographics of callers into the National Breastfeeding Helpline service 
* To develop awareness of key positive and negative features of breastfeeding telephone support 
* To increase knowledge of the types of 'remote' breastfeeding support that callers require


Drugs in Breastmilk Helpline – what is the place in breastfeeding support?
Wendy Jones (as above)

* To facilitate a discussion on how to use the “drugline”
* To discuss who can use this resource and how to use it
* To consider the barriers that there are to drugs in breastmilk which “drugline” can help break down
* To examine the evidence base used by “drugline” and why it is different to other resources available to prescribers


What is a peer supporter?
Michelle Atkin BA (Hons), creator and founder of Little Angels breastfeeding support

* To stimulate discussion and opinion around whether peer supporters should be paid or volunteer
* To explore the various definitions of peer supporters
* To debate the setting of standards which may be appropriate for peer support
* To consider the evidence for peer support schemes


Breastfeeding a baby with suspected neurological damage 
Jenny Herd and Shel Banks

* Through discussion of the events and subsequent feeding difficulties surrounding a case study of a baby who sustained HIE (Hypoxic Ischemic Encepalopathy - a lack of oxygen at birth which may or may not lead to permanent disability) raise awareness of the issues for babies who have suffered some birth trauma or asphyxia and their relation to breastfeeding - and to work through how these obstacles may be overcome.


Thrush and mastitis during lactation – a problem of recognising and treating?
Wendy Jones (as above)

* To discuss the symptoms and incidence of thrush and mastitis in lactating women 
* To consider  how thrush and mastitis can be confused with the symptoms of other conditions affecting the breast
* To examine the barriers around prescribing in a lactating mother
* To facilitate discussion on the need for medication to treat symptoms and the impact of such prescription 
* To develop best practice, based on evidence, to treat mothers and babies 


Helping mothers to breastfeed on the neonatal unit; one day at a time
Gillian Weaver (as above)

* How to develop a day by day strategy to support lactation and breastfeeding
* Recognising the obstacles to successful breastfeeding
* How to help mothers achieve a plentiful milk supply after a difficult start


Looking at language
Charlotte Young and Ann Dobson (as above)

* How language influences perceptions of infant feeding
* Subconscious marketing mechanisms of breastmilk substitutes
* How comments from health professionals impact on parents


Using the Infant Formula Explained DVD
Mike Brady (as above)

* The right to accurate information on child health and nutrition in line with Article 24 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the provisions of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.
* When to provide information on formula to parents and carers, in line with UNICEF Baby Friendly best practice.
* How to answer common questions about formula, such as: "Which is the best formula on the market?", "Which is the closest to breastmilk?" and "How do I mix up powdered formula correctly?"
* Strategies for providing objective information on infant feeding decisions in a way that will be received.


Milk Sharing
Gillian Weaver (as above)

* Historical perspective on breastmilk sharing
* Recent changes in breastmilk sharing patterns
* Safety considerations when sharing breastmilk
* Official advice on sharing breastmilk 

Résumés

Professional experience of speakers and workshop leaders (in alphabetical order by surname)



Michelle Atkin
BA (Hons), creator and founder of Little Angels breastfeeding support
"I have worked within the field of breastfeeding for over 10 years. I was the creator and founder of Little Angels breastfeeding support, which was the first peer support service to run as a social enterprise in the UK.  Under my guidance Little Angels worked with over 20,000 mothers and employed over 100 paid peer supporters and worked with various PCTs across the UK. I have spoken at regional and national conferences including Baby Friendly Initiative Conference about peer support and the innovative ways to support families in their feeding choices. I have also spoken internationally about social marketing and peer support as a result of my role within the Be A Star social marketing campaign, of which I was a driving factor.  I have also organised  national breastfeeding peer support conferences. I sat on the NICE committee that formulated the guidelines around Commissioning Breastfeeding Peer Support. I am also the author of a chapter which chronicles the evolution of peer support in my area of expertise. I have trained both health professionals and peer supporters in the subject of breastfeeding management."

Shel Banks
BSc(hons) IBCLC: Baby Friendly Co-ordinator at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
"After having my first child I realised there was an education gap between the push on the message 'breast is best', and the skills necessary to ensure breastfeeding goes smoothly for every mother and baby. I sought training with the Breastfeeding Network initially in 2002, and started working as a volunteer, to support mothers with infant feeding issues or questions both locally and nationally via online support groups. I still volunteer with the BfN regularly in my local area. Over the years I have found my knowledge grow (gaining the IBCLC qualification in 2010 but still learning every day) and so my usefulness increase and today I work in a hospital training maternity staff and implementing the UNICEF Baby Friendly Accreditation, and also as Communications Co-ordinator for the Blackpool and North Lancashire Baby Friendly Project. I edit a website which I began in 2008 to begin to fill an obvious gap in the provision of reliable, impartial, up to date and independent information about infant feeding, specifically infant formulae, to the general public and health professionals, with the aim of decreasing health inequalities. I have been a member of a NICE Guideline Development Group (CG93) and am currently a Trustee of UKAMB."

Mike Brady
Campaigns and Networking Co-ordinator, Baby Milk Action
"I have been the Campaigns and Networking Coordinator at Baby Milk Action since 1996, working with our partners around the world in the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) to hold the baby food industry to account (which is how I came to meet my wife, Sonia, in 1998, then Coordinator of IBFAN Brazil). I have a particular interest in monitoring the baby food industry, both overseas and in the UK, and coordinate the Baby Feeding Law Group (BFLG) monitoring project. BFLG consists of the leading UK health professional and mothers support groups. I have spoken at many mother-support group and NHS events and conferences. I produced the Infant Formula Explained DVD for BFLG recently as an attempt to fill the vacuum for independent, objective information for health workers advising parents intending to use formula. Baby Milk Action is perhaps best known for promoting a boycott of Nestlé - we find Nestlé to be the worst of the baby food companies on a global scale for breaking the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and subsequent, relevant World Health Assembly Resolutions. However, a greater focus of our work is bringing national and international measures into line with the International Code and Resolutions, meaning delving into the inner workings of policy making."

Sonia de Oliveira Brady
Freelance. Paediatrician, and former milk bank co-ordinator, São José dos Campos, and former IBFAN co-ordinator, Brazil
"I am a paediatrician and worked in public health for many years in São José dos Campos, Brazil, where I trained the municipal hospital staff to gain UNICEF Baby Friendly accreditation and set up a human donor milk bank, which became a reference for the region. I also organised World Breastfeeding Week in this city of 600,000.  I was the Coordinator of IBFAN Brazil from 1997 to 2002, during a time when our baby food marketing legislation went through its third revision, giving better effect to the measures adopted by the World Health Assembly. In this role, I trained our equivalent of Trading Standards on the legislation and IBFAN members on monitoring. I have recently completed a Post Graduate course in International Child Health at the Institute of Child Health in London."

Ann Dobson
EN, DipNN, Lactation Consultant (private practice), International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Specialist Practitioner to treat Tongue-Tie (Ankyloglossia) , including performing frenulotomy (tongue-tie release). Formerly Enrolled Nurse with the NHS. Consultant practitioner for Milk Matters Breastfeeding Support and Milk Matters Independent Baby Clinic.
"I trained as a Registered Nurse at University College Hospital London. After breastfeeding four children including twins my interest in child development began. I completed a Nursery Nurse training then worked as a Maternity Nurse helping parents with breastfeeding, specialising in care of multiple births. In 2000 I became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and undertook a Training with Mervyn Griffiths and Carolyn Westcott to perform Frenulotomy. In 2009 I completed a Post Graduate Diploma at the Tavistock Clinic in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies. I work in Private Practice based in Central London but travel throughout the UK performing Frenulotomy with lactation support."

Jenny Herd
"My son is 13 years old and was diagnosed with athetoid cerebral palsy at 7 months after HIE at birth (Hypoxic Ischemic Encepalopathy - lack of oxygen at birth causing some damage which may or may not lead to permanent disability).  He had a swallow reflex but poor latch and so was bottle fed expressed breast milk (EBM) for 6 weeks. After that I used a nipple shield for 3 weeks and then he fully breastfed from 9 weeks to 3 years!  He fed only from left side for last 18 months or more as positioning was too difficult on the right...and last latch on as hard as first! He has no speech and very poor chewing due to his cerebral palsy and how it affects all his oro-motor function."

Wendy Jones
PhD, Pharmacist specialising in the safety of drugs in breastmilk, a founding member of The Breastfeeding Network (BfN), breastfeeding supporter since 1987
"In the light of my experience both as a pharmacist and breastfeeding supporter I have over the past 15 years been providing lectures to mothers and healthcare professionals on a variety of topics around the safety of drugs in breastmilk. I have been a member of the NICE guideline development groups on Maternal and Child Nutrition 2008 and Donor breastmilk banks 2010. I have also been involved in developing learning materials for GPs, pharmacists, and health visitors (web based, written, and e-learning). I run the Drugs in Breastmilk Helpline for the Breastfeeding Network and have recently set up my own website. I passionately believe that babies have the right to receive breastmilk and that even if their mothers require medication, this is rarely a barrier."

Gill Thomson
PhD, Research Fellow, Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit, University of Central Lancashire
"I have undertaken a number of presentations (at international, national and local events) presenting insights from research/evaluation based projects to health professionals (primarily targeted at health visitors and maternity care) with a primary focus on presenting service-users insights to influence practice.  I also currently teach on some undergraduate and postgraduate courses at UCLan (midwifery only).   In a previous life I have also taught adults (FE/A level)."

Gillian Weaver
Manager, Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital Milk Bank; Vice-President, European Milk Banking Association (EMBA); and Chair, United Kingdom Association for Milk Banking (UKAMB) milk bank forum
"I have spoken at many national conferences/seminars including ones organised by the Baby Friendly Initiative (mainly midwives and health visitors), the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (neonatologists and paediatricians), the La Leche League, BLISS (neonatal nurses), the UK Association for Milk Banking, and Reason (neonatologists).  I have been an invited speaker at international conferences in USA and Canada (Human Milk Banking Association of North America x 4), Brazil (Ministry of Health x 2), Hong Kong and Europe. 
Co-author of national milk banking guidelines and member of Guideline Development Group for the NICE guideline Donor breast milk banks: the operation of donor milk bank services (2010)"

Charlotte Young
Lactation Consultant (private practice), International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Registered Breastfeeding Counsellor (ABM). Founder of Milk Matters, and Milk Matters Independent Baby Clinic, aka award winning blogger The Analytical Armadillo.  Specialist Practitioner to diagnose Tongue-Tie.
"I trained as an Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (ABM) Breastfeeding Counsellor and now a Holistic IBCLC in private practice. I co-founded a parenting website and forums with writer/broadcaster Annalisa Barbieri providing evidence based information and support - which provided a fantastic opportunity to research and discuss key topics with UK leading experts, and support hundreds of parents via a variety of mediums. I have presented workshops for peer supporters, GPs and mums locally and attended health development project meetings (pertaining to breastfeeding) within the community. I write parenting blog "Analytical Armadillo" and have written for Baby Show, studentmidwife.netMIDIRSNCT, and ABM. I am the founder of Milk Matters independent breastfeeding support and Milk Matters Independent Baby Clinic for non breastfed infants struggling with feeding and/or related issues.  Prior to children I was CEO of an organisation retailing to corporate companies."

Accommodation and travel

Information about accommodation and travel for those wishing to attend the conference. This page is under construction, so please keep checking back for new information.

Hotels, Guest Houses, and Bed and Breakfasts

Listed in alphabetical order, with links to their individual websites - just click on each hyper-linked name. All the accommodation listed is in Ulverston, and so is within walking distance of the train station and the conference venue, Lanternhouse. Please check for distances online as the proximity varies considerably between different accommodation listed.

Candlewyck Barn, Old Hall Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7DF  Telephone: 01229 580 432

Church Walk House, Church Walk, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7EW  Telephone: 01229 582 211

Hill Foot Hotel, Pennington Lane, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7SE   Telephone: 01229 580 300

Lonsdale House Hotel, 11 Daltongate, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7BD    Telephone: 01229 582 598

Old Daltongate House, Daltongate, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7BD   Telephone: 01229 588 382

Orchard House, 2 Hazelcroft Gardens, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7AN   Telephone: 01229 586 771

St Mary's Mount Manor, Belmont, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7HD  Telephone: 01229 583 372 

Sefton House, 34 Queen Street, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7AF  Telephone: 01229 582 190

The Stan Laurel Inn, 31 The Ellers, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0AB  Telephone: 01229 582 814

Town House, 16 Queen Street, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7AF  Telephone: 01229 580 172

Virginia House, 24 Queen Street, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7AF  Telephone: 01229  584 844


Infant feeding industry policy


Policy regarding Baby Food Industry Employees attending the conference


Please note that we do not accept applications to attend our conference from infant feeding industry employees.

We have consulted Baby Milk Action, and our position is as follows:

The Conference is providing information and training for participants who support parents and carers with regard to infant feeding. Company representatives are prohibited from seeking direct or indirect contact with pregnant women and the mothers of infants and young children by Article 5.5 of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.

Accordingly, it would make the event complicit in code violations to train company employees. This is particularly true of infant feeding advisors or others who staff company Carelines and other means of contacting parents, which are prohibited.

There may be a case for providing training to company employees on their responsibilities under the International Code and subsequent, relevant Resolutions of the World Health Assembly, but this is not the purpose of the conference. Furthermore, Baby Milk Action are in contact with the leading baby food companies in the UK and it is clear they are currently unwilling to bring their marketing policies and practices into line with the Code and Resolutions. If they wish to change their position on the Code and Resolutions, then they have the opportunity to inform Baby Milk Action of this in their ongoing communications and Baby Milk Action can pursue this with them directly.


Policy regarding sponsorship and advertising at the conference


Please note that The Breastfeeding Festival does not accept funds, donations, gifts, or sponsorship from manufacturers or distributors (or their trusts or foundations) of infant and young child feeding and related products.

In addition, we do not allow manufacturers or distributors (or their trusts or foundations) of infant and young child feeding and related products to advertise in any way to delegates via our conference. This includes any flyers and other promotional leaflets, stalls, displays, and attending in person.