Baby Friendly Initiative Conferences

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UNICEF UK Baby Friendly’s conferences bring health professionals together to network and hear innovative and challenging presentations on infant feeding and relationship building.

Our Annual Conference for health professionals and others involved in the care of mothers and babies is Europe’s largest conference on infant feeding. Organised and promoted by the Baby Friendly Initiative, the conference attracts more than 950 health professionals and features a series of internationally recognised speakers.

Our Neonatal Conferences take place every three years and bring together experts and delegates from the UK and the rest of the world in order for all those working in neonatal services to have the opportunity to be updated on the latest research and practice innovations in relation to the Baby Friendly Initiative standards for neonatal units.

Highlights of the 2015 Annual Conference

2021 Baby Friendly Conferences

Annual Conference – details to be announced shortly

More information on the 2021 Virtual Annual Conference taking place in November will be shared soon – sign up to our mailing list to receive latest updates. To get a flavour of what to expect from the event, we’ve made a few talks from past conferences available for you to listen to:

Neonatal Conference

The 2021 Virtual Neonatal Conference took place online on 15th June 2021 and featured a series of informative talks and Q&A that showcased the innovations of organisations and individuals working in the fields of neonatal care. A selection of speaker recordings by Professor Paul Clarke and Dr Sarah Bates can be found linked to the right of the screen, in addition to UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative Programme Director Sue Ashmore’s Welcome Message linked below:

Professor Paul Clarke discusses delivery room cuddles at the 2021 Virtual Neonatal Conference.

Dr Sarah Bates discusses improving survival outcomes for preterm infants at the 2021 Virtual Neonatal Conference