Annual Conference 2016

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2016 annual conference and made it a wonderful event.


Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative Annual Conference 2016: Full Programme


View highlights from the two days here

Speakers included:

Listen to “Dr Nigel Rollins #bfconf 2016: The impact of breastfeeding on maternal and child health in the 21st century: The Lancet breastfeeding series” on Spreaker.

  • Laura Abbott, University of Hertfordshire – Having a baby in prison: Women’s need to love, care for and breastfeed their baby  View Laura Abbott’s presentation slides.
  • Dr Amy Brown, Associate Professor Child Public Health, Swansea University – Examining psychological, social and cultural barriers to responsive breastfeeding
  • Helen Crawley, First Steps Nutrition Trust –  The constituents of formula milk – busting the myths.
  • Dr Sanjeev Deshpande, Consultant Neonatologist, Shropshire Women & Children’s Centre – Hypoglcaemia and preventing unnecessary admissions to neonatal units    
  • Jane Dickens, Bradford District Care Trust – Bradford’s revolution: Bringing the evidence of parent-infant relationship research to
    the people who matter: The story of the parent-infant relationship resource cards View Jane Dickens’ presentation slides
  • Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D, IBCLC – What’s New in Postpartum Depression Research: Recent Findings on Breastfeeding and Depression, Birth Interventions, and Preterm Birth and The Neuropsychological Effects of Sleep Training and Its Implications for Breastfeeding View Kathleen Kendall-Tackett’s slides on Postpartum Depression Research and on Sleep Training
  • Hollie McNish, poet – Nobody told me: Poetry & Parenthood
  • Jacky Syme, South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT) Community Services –  Antenatal Conversations
  • Anne Woods, Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative – Achieving Sustainability

Poster presentations

The Abstract booklet 2016 provides more details of the posters featured in our exhibition this year. Take a look at the posters below – these posters are also available to download.

Thank you to everyone who made our 2016 conference a huge success!