Symposium poster winners

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During our recent 15th Annual Breastfeeding and Lactation Symposium, we were proud to share more than 40 posters submitted for inclusion from across the globe. Over 1,200 registered attendees and Medela’s own Symposium team greatly enjoyed learning from the research submitted and how to implement these important findings to continue advancing lactation science and support improved health outcomes.

These posters were selected as winners in our Scientific Merit category, chosen by our Scientific Committee, and in our People’s Choice category, voted on by Symposium attendees:


Scientific Merit poster winners

First Place
F2 – Temporal development of maternal and infant microbiota over the first four months of life

Ali Sadiq Cheema1, Michelle Trevenen1, Berwin Turlach1, Lisa Stinson1, Ching Tat Lai1, Matthew Payne1,2 Donna Geddes1

1The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia; 2Women and Infants Research Foundation, Perth, Australia

Second place
C1 – Breastfeeding as a method of non-drug analgesia in newborns

Denis V. Aksenov

State budgetary institution of health care of the Moscow region “Balashikha Maternity Hospital Savvino”, Russia

Third place
F3 – Tandem breastfeeding: Nutritional value of milk when feeding a younger and older child

Elena Sinkiewicz-Darol1, Urszula Bernatowicz-Łojko1,2, Katarzyna Łubiech3, Iwona Adamczyk1,3, Magdalena Twarużek3, Barbara Baranowska2, Krzysztof Skowron4, Diane L. Spatz5

1Human Milk Bank, Ludwik Rydygier Provincial Polyclinical Hospital in Toruń, Toruń, Poland; 2Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Departament of Midwifery,  Warsaw, Poland; 3Department of Physiology and Toxicology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz, Poland; 4Department of Microbiology, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum, Bydgoszcz, Poland; 5University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, USA


People’s Choice poster winners

First place
A2 – Adding a port to a breast pump funnel helps to collect the first portions of colostrum for premature babies in prime hours after birth

Denis V. Askenov

State budgetary institution of health care of the Moscow region “Balashikha Maternity Hospital Savvino”, Russia

Second place
A22 – Breastfeeding during hospital stay. Yes we can!

Joana Marques1,Miguel Pinho2, Isabel Periquito1,Rosalina Barroso1

1Hospital Prof. Doutor Fernando Fonseca, Amadora, Lisboa; 2Unidade de Saúde Pública António Luz, Amadora, Lisboa

Third place
G4 – To be born during the COVID-19 pandemic

Marta Ferreira, Catarina Garcia, Rosalina Barroso

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Hospital Professor Doutor Fernando Fonseca, EPE, Portugal