2 Day Conference


Day 1 Thursday 12 October 2017

Alison Stuebe - Reframing the right to breastfeed as a women's health imperative

Kimberly Seals Allers - Putting an End to The Big Letdown

Karen Campbell - Protein in infant formula

Jennifer Grayson - Beyond the Controversy: Restoring Human Milk as the Human Norm in the 21st Century

Julie Smith - Economic perspectives on breastfeeding

Naomi Hull - The Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy (2010-2015)- the view from the coalface

Syed Aamir Raza Hussain - The story behind ‘TIGERS’

Maureen Minchin - Myths that matter: ignorance protects the norm

Optional Movie: ‘TIGERS’ special screening offer



Day 2 Friday 13 October 2017

David Clark (via Skype) - conflict of interest in Infant and Young Child Feeding
- A formula for every purpose How formula companies have tried to confuse regulators with new formulas (45 mins)

Peter Hartman - Ethics, research, research funding and the challenges ahead for lactology

Rachel McDonald - The fine line between pleasure and pain: infant feeding in the workplace, laws and corporate lactation programs. The intersection of State, Corporate and Maternal interests.

Jennifer Grayson - Re-latching in the Modern World: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

Kimberly Seals Allers - No Mother Left Behind: Reducing Racial Disparities in Breastfeeding Rates

Alison Stuebe - In whose best interest? The ethics of autonomy, coercion and informed consent in infant feeding

Panel Discussion

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Registrations to attend the full conference in Melbourne will receive a complimentary registration to the online conference


IBLCE CERPs and MidPLUS points have been applied for.

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Online Webinar


13 October - 31 December 2017

You can access all the great information, speakers and atmosphere of the conference right from your computer or mobile device by registering for our Online webinar. The Online webinar is a great option for those who are unable to attend in person and you will still earn your accreditation points.


Please note: the online seminar is not a public broadcast. Access is by registered login only.

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IBLCE CERPs and MidPLUS points have been applied for.



Tigers the movie

Special Movie Offer

‘TIGERS’ @ Cinema Nova

7.30pm Thursday 12 Oct 2017

Syed Aamir Raza Hussain of Mississaugha is a former Nestlé salesman and whistle blower who spent 17 years railing against the giant food company's baby milk marketing practices in Pakistan. Toronto International Film Festival's film Tigers is based on Hussain's story of personal sacrifice, to defend the health of mothers and babies.


Join us for this special screening
Tickets: $28pp Students $20pp

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