Wednesday, September 12, 2007

See you at the International Milk Bank Conference 2007, Chester, UK

Baby Milk Action will be an exhibitor at the forthcoming International Milk Bank Conference, to take place in Chester on 20th and 21st September 2007.

It is going to be a great event, with speakers from around the world. You can find out more about the programme on the website of the UK Association of Milk Banks at:

It says: "UKAMB invites everyone with an interest in human milk banking to attend this important conference. These two days offer the opportunity to meet and share information with professionals from the fields of human milk banking, neonatal nursing, midwifery, medicine and microbiology. Accreditation for CME points has been applied for."

Here's the poster for it - click on it for a larger version (this is a link to it on their server so it will update if it changes, but it may also disappear once the conference is over):

The UK Association of Milk Banks are doing great work in building the UK network of donor human milk banks and promoting professionalism and robust quality control and safety procedures.

I attended an international milk bank conference in Brasilia two years ago, speaking on the marketing requirements for baby foods. Brazil has a large and growing network of milk banks and, as you know, my wife Sonia used to coordinate the milk bank in São José dos Campos, São Paulo. She will be with me on the stall to share her experiences.

So I hope to see you there. You can obtain a booking form at:

Attendance starts at £60/day for students.

When you mention milk banking in Brazil, many people remember the news piece on the fire workers who support the milk banks by collecting donor milk.

You can watch the realplayer clip by clicking here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic. I love that milk banking is becoming so popular. Just one criticism. Why so expensive? My cousin is actually a milk doner in the Wirral area and would love to have attended and got more involved (the milk bank she has in the past, and is just about to startd donating to again - due soon - is exhibiting there also). But at those prices it seems the organisers are more interested in those who talk about it, rather than those who actually do it. Talk about exclusion. It's a real shame.