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15th-16th March, 2019

Philips Avent Scientific Symposium 2019

Proven and practical approaches  

to breastfeeding; from hospital to home

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


Symposium booklet 2018
Symposium booklet 
More than 10 international expert speakers presented their perspectives and strategies in infant and maternal feeding, and sleep practices.
Clinical summary booklet 2018

Clinical summary booklet

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. Philips Avent is continuously bringing the newest research in the fields of breastfeeding, infant feeding and development to healthcare professionals and parents, and to translating key concepts into innovatively designed solutions and services.

Philips Avent Scientific Symposium 2019

Family centered care; from evidence to practice  by Dr. Björn Westrup

The Mother-Midwife Partnership by Ms. Franka Cadée

Breast feeding as a protective factor against post partum depression by Dr. Tim Walrave

Continuity of care; breastfeeding support as a key component in transition to community care by Dr. Marlies Rijnders

Lactation support; hospital to home by Ms. Bettina Kraus

Rethinking the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) design for better health outcomes by Dr. Valerio Romano

Human milk banking; the right to accessibility for every newborn by Dr. Sertaç Arslanoğlu

Birth practices and perinatal care to ensure breastfeeding success by Dr. Carlos Carlomagno

40 years of father in the obstetrical – helpful or rather counterproductive? by Dr. Michael Abou-Dakn

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

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