Symposium 2021: Advancing Lactation Science to Improve Care

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Our live Symposium was a great success, with over 1,400 registered attendees from all over the world. Unable to join the live event? No worries – Until June 2022, you can still get full access to all the great content from our 15th annual Global Breastfeeding and Lactation Symposium.

By registering for the “on-demand” event, you’ll still receive:

  • Access to all recorded sessions and presentations from both days
  • Access to posters from our popular poster session
  • Content available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Japanese
  • The full EUR 40 registration fee will be used to donate breastfeeding supplies to several Ronald McDonald House ® chapters chosen by Medela to celebrate 60 years turning science into care and nurturing health for generations

Ready to watch landmark educational content?

Sign up today to listen to insights from leading researchers in the lactation field, exchange ideas and to have access to recorded sessions, presentations and posters until June 2022.

Available in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese.


The symposium took place over 2 days. Check out the agenda with all the outstanding speakers from the US, Asia and Europe.

Sharing Clinical Evidence Around the World

We believe that to improve health outcomes, we must remove barriers. if you are interested in watching all content of the Symposium and are either a clinician residing in a low-income country* or work for a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) that works for non-profit, you can attend at no cost.

See our registration page for more information.

*as defined by the World Bank Global Index

Donation for 60 years of Medela

In celebration of our 60th anniversary, Medela is providing several participating Ronald McDonald House® programmes around the world with a hospital-grade Symphony and accessories to support RMHC® families. The full Symposium registration including the on-demand registration fee will be used to support this multi-country initiative providing breastfeeding supplies to several Ronald McDonald House programmes chosen by Medela.

Poster session

We are thrilled to host our popular poster session, in which latest research and evidence around lactation, human milk and breastfeeding are available on-demand. Explore more than 40 posters from authors all over the world covering interesting topics such as breastfeeding clinical support, breastfeeding policy and advocacy, COVID-19 and lactation, human milk and infant health outcomes, and many more.

You will find all the posters in the poster gallery once you have registered.