There is a lot to love about autumn in Wisconsin, but when the wind howls, chilling to the bone, I start dreaming of Floridian palms and sunshine. Just as the magnificent maple leaves begin to fall and the sky begins to darken, Healthy Children Project’s Annual International Breastfeeding Conference flyer is released, sparking great anticipation for four days of friends, old and new, fascination, inspiration, and… the beach.
The 26th International Breastfeeding Conference will be held from January 14 to 17, 2020 in Deerfield Beach, Fla. As it’s proven year after year, this conference is sure to broaden our perspective and enhance our skills caring for parents and their babies, challenge us to integrate new knowledge, and reignite any dimming passion for the work we set out to do.
This year’s conference faculty lineup is just as impressive and culturally diverse as years’ past. In the next several weeks, we will feature new presenters as well as some of those returning. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, you can check out previous posts featuring work from:
Dr. Cristiano Boccolini scheduled to present Evaluating the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes in Brazil: Multi-NBCAL Study
Stephanie Carroll, MBA, IBCLC, CLC, CLS returning to share Barriers to Breastfeeding in Appalachia: A Sociocultural Perspective
Melenie Duval, ALC, BA sharing Building Community for All Families: A Collaborative Care Model for Pregnancy through the First Year
Felisha Floyd, BS, CLC, IBCLC presenting Will the Real Slim Shady Please Stand Up?” The Importance of Hospital and Community Connection on Maternal Child Health
Maureen Groer, PhD, RN, FAAN will present Human Milk, Lactation, and the Gut Microbiome
Fiona Jardine, MA (Cantab.), LLM, MLS, ALC and her work Breastfeeding without Nursing: Why Do Some Breastfeeders Exclusively Pump?
Ragnhild Maastrup, RN, PhD, IBCLC presenting Nipple Shield Use in Preterm Infants: Prevalence, Reasons for Use, and Association with Exclusive Breastfeeding and Possibilities for Closeness Between Infants and Parents in Neonatal Wards: Results from 36 Countries in the Neo-BFHI Survey
Erin McKinley, PhD, RD, LD, CLC, CHES presenting Baby Steps: Improving Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Parenting Services for Students and Employees on College Campuses
Rebecca Powell, PhD, CLC returning to share more about Virus Killing by Specialized White Blood Cells in Breast Milk: How Breastfeeding Can Be Protective Against HIV Infection
Work from Patricia Officer, BA, CLC, CLS
Lillian Scott, MS, CCC-SLP, IBCLC offering When Milk is Hard to Swallow
Ravae Sinclair, JD, CD (DONA), LCCE presenting A Public Health Offering: How Exploring Implicit Bias Can Improve Breastfeeding Outcomes, Reduce Inequities, and Reshape the Lactation Workforce and …Continuing the Conversation
The conference is also a great time to reconnect with Healthy Children Project faculty that you may have learned from during trainings throughout the U.S.
We invite you to learn more about this wonderful opportunity ahead. Click here for more conference information and registration.