It is our great pleasure to welcome you to Iceland for the 9th biannual Nordic Breastfeeding Conference. It will be held in Reykjavík, the 23rd and 24th of September 2021. If the situation still requires, we are ready to switch to an online conference.
The name of the conference is “Mindful Breastfeeding”; focusing on being aware, present in the moment, enjoying the breastfeeding, watching the baby rather than the clock or the app. Mindful for us also means being aware of the different points of views of mothers and care givers and that there are many ways to meet breastfeeding needs and aims.
Care givers need to have knowledge, be creative and aware of the various needs of the mother and the baby to be able to support the breastfeeding dyad and the family.
For all mothers it is important to nurture, give love and affection and to experience feelings of acceptance in relation to their breastfeeding experience. That is in a sense mindfulness
In this conference we hope for mindfulness in keeping up with new knowledge about breastfeeding, discover new aspects or new mindful and empowering tools for solution focused help. To seek new paradigms – new goals.
Mindful as being aware; is to listen to mothers, their feelings, aims and possible obstacles, give information and be open to new solutions on the way to successful breastfeeding.