Experts focus on breastfeeding

The next Cosmos Science City free CBD lunchtime lecture on 1 August will coincide with the the start of this year’s World Breastfeeding Week.

Professor Annette Briley

Professor Annette Briley, a clinical academic at Flinders University and the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, will join other South Australian experts for an informed panel discussion at The Science Exchange.

The theme of the UN-declared week, which runs from 1-7 August, is: Let’s make breastfeeding and work, work!

Panellist will discuss a range of  issues related to breastfeeding and nutrition, parental care, and the health care environment.

Professor Briley is a nurse and midwife and has worked on many clinical trials which have changed clinical practice, including pregnancy outcomes for women with obesity.

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“Breastfeeding benefits all, but emerging evidence suggests heavier women and their offspring have even more reasons to breast feed and breast feed for longer than their leaner counterparts,” she says.

Around the world, fewer than half of infants under six months of age are exclusively breastfed.

Other panellist include: breast health researcher Associate Professor Wendy Ingman; NHMRC Early Career Fellow Dr Amy Keir, a Consultant Neonatologist at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, and UniSA Lecturer in Midwifery Kassie Whitworth.

Each month Cosmos Science City brings together Adelaide’s brightest academics and scientists to hold conversations with a live audience about issues of the day.

This event will also be live streamed from 12.30pm-1.30pm  (ACST) on Tuesday August 1 – or the public is welcome to attend the interactive discussion at The Science Exchange auditorium at 55 Exchange Place, between Pirie St and Grenfell St, Adelaide. Register here

Also listen to last month’s ‘Video Game Revolution’ panel discussion by scrolling down at the webpage here

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