Symposium 2023 America

Medela's breastfeeding & lactation symposium series 2023 America dates,  20-21 April

Bridging Lactation Science to Everyday Breastfeeding Care 

Medela’s 2023 Breastfeeding & Lactation Symposium Series looks forward to welcoming you to our two-day Americas event, featuring scientific research on breastfeeding and lactation presented by global and local experts as well as best practices and practical application highlighting how to integrate scientific findings into clinical care.

Date: April 20-21, 2023
Place: Chicago, Illinois
Format: In-person

These internationally recognized lactation and healthcare thought leaders will be accompanied by a panel of local experts*

*Local speakers to be announced soon.

Wed April 19 - 5:00-6:00pm

Thurs April 20 - 9:00am-6:00pm

Friday April 21 - 9:00am-2:15pm

Welcome Reception

Lactation as a biological system: The dynamics of human milk composition
Lactation as a biological system: The importance of dose

Panel Discussion: Hospital to Home

Science Fair


Panel Discussion: Maternal wellbeing & mental health


A call to action: Improving human milk & breastfeeding outcomes by prioritizing effective initiation of lactation
Initiation of lactation: Prophylactic lactation support as Standard of Care for mothers of NICU infants



Panel Discussion: The Value of Colostrum

Panel Discussion: Breastfeeding access for all


Wrap up & closing



Reception & dinner