GOLD Lactation Conference News

We’re heading into our 13th annual GOLD Lactation online conference and we’re thrilled to share these amazing speakers and presentations with you! We welcome you to join us for this industry-leading event. Our annual conference is a rewarding and interactive opportunity that brings together top international speakers and 3000+ delegates.

GOLD Lactation 2019 includes 26 speakers with 27.5 hours of accredited information. Presentations are shared live and recordings are available throughout the conference period. To enhance your learning experience and to support your knowledge in key areas, add-on lecture packs are also available. Tools of the Trade and Focus on the Foundations each include 6 hours of accredited education and bring you the information you need.

Here at GOLD, we aim to improve access to education for healthcare providers around the world. To support this, our Keynote Presentations are free events for the general public. Those who aren’t able to join us for the full conference or anyone who might want to learn more about the GOLD experience are invited to learn with some of our most engaging and informative speakers at these special Keynote events.

On April 1, we will be joined by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA for her live Opening Keynote presentation. A world-renowned speaker and author, Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a health psychologist, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and the Owner and Editor-in-Chief of Praeclarus Press. She is Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Health and Trauma Psychology and Past President of the APA Division of Trauma Psychology. Her work  specializes in women's-health research including breastfeeding, depression, trauma, and health psychology.

During “Does Breastfeeding Protect Maternal Mental Health? The Role of Oxytocin and Stress,” attendees will learn about the link between stress and oxytocin. We’ll explore the underlying physiological mechanisms of breastfeeding and depression as we learn why it is that breastfeeding lowers the risk of depression.

Reserve your free seat here and access both the live presentation as well as the recording for this Opening Keynote:

At the end of our live days, we’ll hear from Closing Keynote Speaker Lyndsey Hookway, BSc, RNC, HV, IBCLC. On April 29, she’ll present “Addressing Complex Sleep Problems While Optimizing Breastfeeding,” where attendees will hear evidence-based, gentle, and effective information on sleep. This presentation will also be available to view live and as a recording.

Lyndsey Hookway is an experienced London-trained Paediatric Nurse, Health Visitor, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Holistic Sleep Coach and Birth Trauma Recovery Practitioner, with almost 20 years experience working with infants, children, and families. She runs an international private practice, is the author of Holistic Sleep Coaching, and is co-founder of the Holistic Sleep Coaching Program.

Parents typically have many questions about infant sleep, and this presentation will equip you with the latest evidence-based information. We’ll hear about key sleep biology principles, and we’ll have the opportunity to hear how sleep concepts can be applied to real-life examples of sleep problems for both adults and infants alike. This presentation will give you both tools and information so you can support families who need a reliable resource.

Reserve your seat for the Closing Keynote here:

Sign up today to access the full GOLD Lactation 2019 conference and all 26 international speakers! Early Bird registration is open until March 15 and regular conference registration is available until May 13. Click through here to register for the full conference:

We look forward to seeing all of our new and returning delegates as we come together for this year’s event!


As the GOLD Lactation Online Conference turns another year older, we're starting the festivities early by giving away a few fantastic prizes. We are doing two draws this year, the first one ending January 31 and the next one on ending February 14. Simply by registering for the conference by January 31February 14, you'll be automatically entered into our draw. You can also earn extra entries when you share this Facebook & Twitter post! Spread some love by leaving us a comment. We'd LOVE to know more about how you help breastfeeding families.

This year, we're giving away some amazing goodies including:

  • Apple iPad Mini 4/ Samsung Galaxy Tab A
  • Apple iPad
  • Speaker Books & Giveaways
  • Free Add-on Lecture Packs & GOLD Learning Lecture Library Credits

Remember, all you have to do is register by January 31st or February 14th to be entered into this draw.

GOLD Lactation 2019 offers 27 hours of education from 26 amazing Global Speakers. GOLD Lactation attracts over 2800 participants from 75 countries, making it the largest & signature event for professionals, students & volunteers working with breastfeeding mothers.

Winners will be announced on shortly after February 28th.

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We’re getting ready to kick off another incredible conference as we head into GOLD Lactation 2019! This event marks our 13th annual online conference, and we’re excited to bring you this industry-leading educational event!

GOLD Lactation online conference is the go-to source for reliable and accessible online lactation education. Each year, thousands of healthcare professionals from around the globe join us to increase their clinical skills, hear the latest research, and connect with top expert speakers. Our delegates enjoy all the conveniences of online learning without the extra costs associated with in-person conferences. Whether you’re joining us as a returning delegate or you’re here for the very first time, we welcome you to see all that this year’s conference has to offer.

GOLD Lactation 2019 brings you 27.5 hours of accredited education from 26 international speakers in the main conference. Topics covered include exclusive pumping, marijuana use while breastfeeding, human milk banking, and more. Up to 12 hours of additional accredited education are available in our lecture packs, Tools of the Trade and Focus on the Foundations.

Early Bird registration is open until March 15, so sign up today to take advantage of discounted pricing! We have more savings opportunities available including discounts for students, volunteers, and groups of 10 or more. Don’t forget to check out the GOLD Lactation Scholarships which award recipients with full conference registration including add-ons as well as a 1 year GOLD Annual Membership.

We begin our live presentations with Opening Keynote Speaker Kathleen Kendall-Tackett on April 1. During this highly-anticipated event, Kathleen will share her presentation “Does Breastfeeding Protect Maternal Mental Health? The Role of Oxytocin and Stress”. Attendees will explore the underlying physiological mechanisms of breastfeeding and mental health to understand their intricate connection. Covering topics including mother-infant sleep and strategies to increase oxytocin, this presentation is sure to impact the care you provide to families. As always, this event is free for the general public, so invite your friends and colleagues to learn along with you!

Live conference presentations will take place throughout the month of April. Live days are a great way to enjoy the interactive chat pod, ask speakers your questions, and share your insights with fellow delegates. If you can’t attend the live events or if there are any presentations that you want to re-watch, simply click through to the recordings section in the delegate dashboard and watch presentations at your convenience throughout the conference period.

Live presentations will wrap up on April 29 at our Closing Keynote. Lindsey Hookway will share “Addressing Complex Sleep Problems While Optimizing Breastfeeding”, an eye-opening presentation brimming with evidence-based information and concepts. This is a fantastic opportunity for attendees to learn about situations commonly faced by families, what tools can help to empower parents, and how to maintain the breastfeeding relationship while addressing sleep issues. This presentation is also a free event for the general public, so reserve your seat and learn with Lindsey!

We look forward to seeing you all soon at this year’s event!

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