Baby Friendly Initiative Conferences

Unicef UK’s Baby Friendly Initiative conferences bring health professionals together to network and hear a mixture of innovative, entertaining and challenging presentations on a wide range of issues associated with supporting successful breastfeeding.

Our recent neonatal conference celebrated the vital work of neonatal units in improving standards of care for the UK’s most vulnerable babies and their families.

The Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative’s 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 800 health professionals. Every year it addresses topical research and practice issues of crucial importance to health professionals and commissioners of health care, and features internationally recognised speakers.

Details of our 2018 conference (15-16 November, Liverpool ACC) will be online shortly, and booking will open in spring 2018. For more information on our most recent annual conference, please visit our 2017 conference page.

A couple of talks from previous conferences are available here, to give you a flavour of what to expect:


Highlights of the 2015 Annual Conference

Laurel Wilson on Breastfeeding and the Epigenome

Listen to Laurel Wilson's talk on Epigenetics and breastfeeding: The potential long term impact of breastmilk, from our 2014 conference

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