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GOLD Lactation Conference News

The GOLD Lactation opening keynote presentation is a fantastic event that kicks off our annual online conference. Registered delegates and the general public are welcomed to attend this presentation. We offer the flexibility to attend live or watch a recording later to meet everyone’s needs.

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We’re thrilled to have Dr. Amy Brown as this year’s Opening Keynote Speaker. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences at Swansea University in the UK. Dr. Brown’s work focuses on the psychological, cultural, and societal barriers to breastfeeding. Her professional achievements include publishing over 50 papers and her recent book ‘Breastfeeding Uncovered: Who really decides how we feed our babies’.


During her presentation, “Breastfeeding as a public health issue: How we need to tackle cultural and societal barriers to protect breastfeeding,” Dr. Brown will offer insights into her experiences and her work. She’ll examine the reasons why breastfeeding is a public health issue and how we can help to shift society’s perceptions in this area. Delegates will hear about psychological, social, and cultural factors which damage responsive breastfeeding. Dr. Brown will discuss factors from hospital practices to public attitudes, including their impact on breastfeeding and weaning rates.

This keynote presentation will take place live on April 3 at 16:00 UTC and again at 22:00 UTC . The recording will be available to the public until April 17, and to registered delegates until June 2. GOLD Annual Members receive two additional weeks of viewing time.

Reserve your free seat today to join us! Invite friends and colleagues who would enjoy learning along with you. https://www.goldlactation.com/conference/speakers/keynote-presentation

Don’t forget about our free closing keynote presentation. This year we’ll be hearing

Dr. Karleen Gribble with “Infant and young child feeding in emergencies: Background, best practice, and what you can do”. This presentation will be live on May 1 and then available as a recording. Register for this free event here: https://www.goldlactation.com/conference/speakers/closing-keynote-presentation

To keep up on all things GOLD Lactation and to join in on the live tweeting of presentations, find us on Twitter at @GOLDLactation and with the conference hashtag #GOLDLactation2017.

Are you a part of the GOLD Lactation discussion group on Facebook? Come join us there to take part in the conversations and to connect with delegates from across the globe. https://www.facebook.com/groups/312785345584837/

We look forward to seeing you at the opening keynote as well as at the full conference for  GOLD Lactation 2017!