The Breastfeeding Festival is all about celebrating and promoting breastfeeding, aiming to increase breastfeeding rates and duration, as well as to inform and empower.

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The 9th annual Breastfeeding Festival will be on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2018 in the Royal Victoria Infirmary, in Newcastle

The programme is almost complete for the 2018 Breastfeeding Festival – would you like to join us?

The Festival AGM will be held in Manchester on Sat 4th August 2018.

members’ tickets are cheaper, and membership includes access to the members-only website and all the resources. If you’d like to become a member, please click here.


We had some brilliant speakers, including:

Dr Wendy Jones on Chronic Illness and Breastfeeding

Doula Zoe Walsh on Fighting the Cuts to Breastfeeding Support

Circle Steele, CEO of the Wai Yin Chinese Society on Breastfeeding in Chinese Culture

Researcher and Blogger Zainab Yate on Breastfeeding With Aversion and Agitation

Midwife Alison Leyland on Antenatal Colostrum Banking for Women with Diabetes

Consultant Paediatrician Dr Victoria Thomas on Normal Duration Breastfeeding

Midwife Jenny Clarke on Skin to Skin in All Birth Settings

and Dr Amy Brown on Why Fed is Not Best

If you would like to see the content of these talks, then join our members site for full access as well as news throughout the year and discounted tickets for next year’s festival


On both days there were stalls and information stands, a soft play, and activities, in addition to the speakers in the main room.
This is a whole-family event, not a conference, but it represents amazing value for money for health professionals looking for learning and CPD as well.