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Online Conference March 2021

March 6, 2021

La Leche League of Ireland Conference 2021

Our Annual Conference goes online this year

On Saturday 6th March starting 9.15am

This year’s breastfeeding and parenting Conference will be a Webinar

There will be a full day of talks as listed on the programme below.

Speakers will include:

James McKenna, B.A., M.A., PhD.

Dr James McKenna is a leading authority on mother-infant co-sleeping in relation to breastfeeding and SIDS.  He is a professor of anthropology and the director of the Mother-Baby Behavioural Sleep Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame, has published three books and over 139 referenced scientific articles in diverse medical and anthropological journals on co-sleeping, breastfeeding, evolutionary medicine and SIDS.


Amy Brown, PhD, Professor.

Prof. Amy Brown, Psychologist, is a Professor of Child Public Health at Swansea University who specialises in maternal and child health, particularly nutrition. She campaigns to bring about better support for women who want to breastfeed and to improve the UK public’s attitude towards breastfeeding in public.


Programme    (please note this programme may be subject to change)

Start 9.15am.             Welcome

9.30am – 10.30am      How to live healthily in a Pandemic

Monica Malone, LLL

11am – 12.30pm          Why Breastfeeding must be taken seriously as a public health responsibility. 

Amy Brown, PhD, Professor


2pm – 3.00pm             The Birth of A Mother

Deirdre Sheridan, LLL

3.30pm – 5pm              A brief history of ‘normal infant sleep’ in western industrialised societies: how we got it all wrong, biologically speaking. 

James McKenna, B.A., M.A., PhD


7pm – 8.15pm            The return of breastsleeping: humankind’s oldest and most successful infant sleep’ and maternal feeding arrangement.

James McKenna, B.A., M.A., PhD


Registration charge is €15 for the full day

Register in advance for this webinar:

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When you register and pay you will receive a link to join. This link should not be shared with others; it is unique to you

CERP’s are €15. They can be requested and paid for at CERPS/Certificate of Attendance


March 6, 2021
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