A two day conference in Melbourne and Online webinar.
This conference will bring together some of the world’s most respected researchers and thinkers in the field of human lactation and public health.
Aims of this conference:
- Identify the role of the infant formula and baby food industries in undermining a breastfeeding culture and describe strategies to protect parents and health workers from their influence
- Raise awareness of potential conflicts of interest involving the baby food industry and how to avoid them
- Identify strategies in Australia and internationally which have been shown to support breastfeeding rates and increase breastfeeding initiation and duration
- Identify barriers to the lack of investment into breastfeeding support and promotion
- Explore the health and economic cost of sub-optimal breastfeeding.
- Promote policy, social and economic environments that enable parents and caregivers to make well informed infant and young child feeding decisions
Twenty percent of profits from the conference will be used to start a “Breastfeeding Innovation and Promotion Fund” to assist groups who have an innovative approach to supporting breastfeeding.