2021 Annual Conference


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Booking is now open for the Baby Friendly Annual Conference, taking place virtually this year on Wednesday 24th November 2021 from 9.00am–4.45pm (GMT)

The event will feature a series of informative talks followed by Q&A to showcase the innovations of organisations and individuals working in the fields of infant feeding and relationship building.

Powered by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Virtual Events, we are able to deliver a fully virtual conference accessible via streaming in a web browser.


Speakers at this year’s virtual event include:

  • Kathy Kendall Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA
  • Nekisha Killings, MPH, IBCLC, Perinatal Equity Strategist, Lioness Lactation LLC
  • David Lawson Clark, International Public Health and Human Rights Lawyer
  • Dr Ruth Bland, Consultant Paediatrician, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Wendy Olayiwola, BEM, FRSA, MSc, Public Health, BA (Hons), RN, BSc (Hons), RM, ILM, National Maternity Lead for Equality, NHS England and NHS Improvement
  • Zainab Yate, Vice Chair – Research Ethics Committee Panel, National Research Ethics Service, Health Research Authority (HRA)
  • Dr Claire Neill, Specialty Registrar in Public Health Medicine, Public Health Agency Northern Ireland
  • Meghan Azad, Associate Professor, Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba
  • Professor Mary Renfrew, Professor Emeritus, University of Dundee

Stay tuned – the full programme will be announced on our website and via our mailings soon.


Your ticket price (£45pp) includes access on the day to the live event, plus on-demand access for one month until 5pm 24th December 2021 to view any talks you may have missed or wish to watch again.

A £5 discount (£40pp) is offered to groups of 10 or more booked and paid for together.

Book and pay by card online via Eventbrite here

To be invoiced (10 or more only), please download the Group Booking Spreadsheet and return it with a Purchase Order to bfi@unicef.org.uk

Booking now open

Book your ticket via Eventbrite now


Group booking spreadsheet


For an idea of what to expect at our conference, we have published a series of speaker talks from previous events.

Please note booking closes at 4pm on 19th November 2021. Timings and speaker line-up subject to change.