To see the BFIC 2018 program, click here!

Below are the speakers and panels for the 13th annual Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference.

Keynote Speaker

  • Penny Van Esterik
    • Professor of Anthropology, York University (ret.)
    • Author, most recent publication The Dance of Nurture: Negotiating Infant Feeding 

 Invited Featured Speakers

  • Trevor MacDonald
    • Author, Where’s the Mother? Stories from a Transgender Dad
  • Aunchalee Palmquist
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Dixie Weber
    • Administrator of Women’s & Urological Services, St. Luke’s Health System
  • Jennifer Yourkavitch
    • ICF International, Inc.

 Special Panel Sessions

  • National Association of Professional and Peer Lactation Supporters of Color (NAPPLSC)
    • Presenting on “Racial Equity: A Call to Action”
  • SisterSong – The National Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective
    • Presenting on reproductive/birth justice, lactation, and the importance of trusting black women


  • Elizabeth Bayne, Chocolate Milk
  • Chantal Molnar, The Milky Way
  • Elisabeth Ubbe, The Invisible Breasts

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