Philips Avent Scientific Symposium

15th-16th March, 2019

Philips Avent Scientific Symposium 2019

Proven and practical approaches  

to breastfeeding; from hospital to home

For over 30 years, Philips Avent has been working with a global network of trusted partners including scientific experts, research institutes, healthcare professionals and parents. We are committed to bringing the latest research in the fields of breastfeeding, infant feeding and infant development and translating new concepts into innovatively designed products and services.


 This year, the Symposium took place in Berlin (Germany), where we explored the latest scientific insights regarding ‘Proven and practical approaches to breastfeeding; from hospital to home’.It was a unique program addressing some of the key topics that impact breastfeeding, such as ‘Birth practices and care delivery’,‘Optimal care for the most vulnerable babies’,and ‘The transition of care from hospital to home’.  All with the aim to foster dialogue while providing new perspectives and strategies in supporting mothers to establish and maintain breastfeeding for longer.


On this website you can find the latest information regarding the Symposium program and review previous Symposia. They are available for you and your colleagues to review at anytime and to find out how these insights and updates can help you support parents in setting the stage for healthy futures.


Day 1, Friday 15th March 2019

A half day of plenary meetings and workshops to discuss and explore the latest scientific thinking on breastfeeding ending with a conference dinner in the evening.


Enabling optimal breastfeeding within the care system

Understanding the latest insights into birth practices, the role health care professionals play in impacting breastfeeding, and care centered around the family home.


Day 2, Saturday 16th March 2019

A full day of panel discussions, plenary meetings and a poster session to explore the latest scientific thinking on breastfeeding.


Optimizing NICU care environment to support breast milk rate outcomes

Learn about the latest insights into bonding and digital solutions for pre-term babies and their mums which can help promote healthy breastfeeding practices and overcoming feeding challenges.


Global insights in breastfeeding programs and the role of health care professionals

Supporting breastfeeding rates through a multidisciplinary network of professionals which can help facilitate hospital to home transitions easier.

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Highlights of the Scientific Symposium 2018

Philips avent scientific symposium 2018

16th-17th March 2018

Philips Avent Scientific Symposium 2018
Perspectives on feeding and sleep; from pregnancy to playground

Previous symposia

Avent Scientific Symposium venue 2017

Review Symposium 2017


More breastmilk for more babies; from physiology to practice.

Avent Scientific Symposium venue 2018

Review Symposium 2018


Perspectives on feeding and sleep; from pregnancy to playground