ADVOCACY TRACK INFORMATION
Advocacy is YOU! Lactation specialists around the world are engaged in the critical work of protecting, promoting, and supporting lactation. Whether you engage in advocacy at the local, national, or international level, ILCA’s Advocacy Track offers sessions that will help you be an effective change agent.
The Advocacy Track features 13 sessions from 12 speakers representing 7 countries.
Advocacy topics include the Global Sustainable Development Goals, WHO International Code of Breast-milk Substitutes, World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative, Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, legislation, vulnerable communities, infant and young child feeding in emergencies, issue analysis, and more.
There is no need to pre-register for the Advocacy Track session.
THURSDAY, 20 JULY
10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Galvanizing Action on Infant Feeding around the World: The World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (Clare Meynell, IBCLC) I-III
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Pebble in a Pond: Advocacy for Lactation Rights Starts with You (Elizabeth Brooks, JD, IBCLC, FILCA) II E-CERP
Maternity Protection and Family Protection Measures around the World (Maryse Arendt, IBCLC) I-II
From Context to Solutions: Lactation Advocacy Begins with Issue Analysis (Jane Grassley, PhD, RN, IBCLC) II-III
FRIDAY, 21 JULY
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Advocacy for Breastfeeding and Skilled Lactation Care: Lessons from Around the World (Arun Gupta, MD, FIAP)
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
BFHI Revisited: Strengthening Quality of Care for Parental, Newborn, and Child Health (Marcus Stahlhofer, BSc, MSc) I-III
Catalyzing Change: Building Baby-Friendly Momentum in Vulnerable Communities (Cathy Carothers, BLA, IBCLC, FILCA) I
Audit Tools to Sustain Baby Friendly Health Initiative (BFHI) Accreditation (Ruth Cantrill, RM, PhD, IBCLC) I-III
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Maternity Protection: A Critical Component of Protection, Promotion, and Support of Breastfeeding (Arun Gupta, MD, FIAP) I-III
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lactation without a Safety Net: What You Need to Know to Support Families in a Disaster (Michelle Pensa Branco, MPH, IBCLC; Jodine Chase) I-III
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Supporting Infant Feeding in Emergencies: The European Refugee Crisis and the International Code in Context (Helen Gray, MPhil, IBCLC) I-III E-CERP
SATURDAY, 22 JULY
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Breastfeeding for All in the 21st Century: Achieving the Global Sustainable Development Goals (Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, PhD)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Protecting Families from Misleading Marketing Practices: Accountability through Human Rights (Marcus Stahlhofer, BSc, MSc)