The Call for Abstracts for the 2017 Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference is NOW OPEN! This year’s theme is Breastfeeding as Social Justice: From Crucial Conversation to Inspired Action, and the conference will be held Wednesday, March 22 – Friday, March 24, 2016 in Chapel Hill, NC, USA.
Public health efforts to protect, promote and support breastfeeding are based on the central argument that breastfeeding is the healthiest way of feeding and nurturing infants. If we are to increase breastfeeding rates around the world, we need to attend to the array of forces that shape infant feeding decisions and experiences. BFIC 2017 thus aims to position social justice as the central principle for developing a broad and sustained global movement to build breastfeeding friendly policies, institutions and communities.