ABM Conference 2019

This year’s conference takes place on Saturday 22 June at The Priory Rooms, Birmingham.

Tickets available to book now (with early bird rates until 31 March 2019).  Please read the conference FAQs

Registration opens 8:30am
Presentations run from 9:15am to 4pm 
40th birthday celebrations run through till 6pm

Conference speakers

Dr Helen Crawley: Protecting good nutrition in infants and young children: why marketing regulation matters

Professor Amy Brown: How can we better support families who haven’t been able to meet their breastfeeding goals?

Dr. B.J. Epstein Woodstein: Supporting LGBTQ people/families with breast/chestfeeding

Emma Pickett IBCLC: Don’t forget the children: the need for ante-antenatal breastfeeding education

Dr Vicky Thomas: The role of doctors in breastfeeding.

And Leanne Pearce talking about her work with Thought Foundation


40th birthday celebrations with cake, anecdotes from some of the founding members of the ABM, and music and poetry from members.

Presentation of the Pamela Lacey Award: National award for breastfeeding counsellors.

Conference posters on “the ABM and me”.

Stalls showcasing the work of other breastfeeding-related organisations and businesses.

“Golden Ticket” prize draw for all delegates.