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Register Now: Breastfeeding and Feminism Conference

Posted on Thursday, January 29th, 2015 by CommunityEngagement. Tags: , , ,
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The UNCG Center for Women’s Health and Wellness and the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute at UNC Chapel Hill present the 10th Annual Breastfeeding and Feminism Conference (BFIC) on March 19-20, 2015, the only breastfeeding conference that focuses on the sociocultural, economic, health and political impacts on, and of, women’s infant feeding decisions. The BFIC brings together the top researchers with the on-the-ground practitioners in policy, programs, advocacy, and communication.

This year’s theme is “Breastfeeding, Social Justice, and Equity: Reflecting, Reclaiming, Re-Visioning,” and the conference will feature more than 70 presentations. Topics include:

  • Engaging populations and expanding our reach
    •  Novel approaches for reaching young people
    • Responding to the needs of: African American, Native American, adolescent, Muslim, low income and working mothers and LGBTQ parents
    • Men’s roles in breastfeeding
    • Novel interventions for diverse populations
    • Improving community and social responses
  • Improving community and social responses 
    • Improving health care responses
    • Expanding IBCLC reach
    • Social marketing and promotion with “old” and “new” media
    • Public breastfeeding
    • Using risk language in breastfeeding promotion
    • Supporting the WHO Code of Marketing
  • Health, wellness and quality of life
    •  Environmental contaminants
    • Breastfeeding and disasters
    • Postpartum depression
    • Social dynamics of milk sharing and donation
    • Nighttime breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding social change, equity and action
    •  Breastfeeding as the great social equalizer
    • Racism and health
    • Addressing gender, race, class and culture
    • The cultural context of breastfeeding promotion

Click here for the complete 2015 agenda

Click here to register (early registration ends February 1st!)

Reposted from breastfeedingandfeminism.org