Event Programme

  • Day 0 Wednesday, September 22nd 2021
  • Day 1 Thursday, September 23rd 2021
  • Day 2 Friday, September 24th, 2021
  • Main hall
13:00 - 16:00Meeting of Nordic breastfeeding committeeEirberg
17:00 - 18:30Opening ceremony at Reykjavik City HallReykjavík City hall

Madame Eliza Reid, First Lady of Iceland hold opening address

  • Main hall
08:00 - 09:00Registration

Sign in.
Coffee, tea and refreshments will be available

09:00 - 09:15Introduction By Hulda Sigurlína Þórðardóttir, Chair of conference committee

Hulda Sigurlína Þórðardóttir, Nurse B.Sc. Midwife, IBCLC 

Chair of conference committee

09:15 - 10:45Keynote Lecture By Professor Amy Brown

Is he good? How messages around infant routines can damage breastfeeding 

10:45 - 11:00Coffee break
11:00 - 12:00Session 1 By Dr. Vivien & Helena Bragadóttir

11:00-11:30 Parenting stress in the early years – the impact of breastfeeding stress, self-efficacy, and social support for women in Finland and the UK – Dr. Vivien Swanson, Reader in Health Psychology; Dr. Leena Hannula, Senior Lecturer

11:30 -12:00 Mindfulness and self-compassion- Am I good enough?Helena Bragadóttir RN, BSc

12:00 - 13:00Lunch at Restaurant Vox

Lunch at Vox restaurant at Hilton Nordica

13:00 - 14:50Session 2 By Bjartur Guðmundsson, Sonja Magnúsdóttir & Marianne Busck-Rasmussen

13:00-13:20 Energy speech Bjartur Guðmundsson

13:20-13:50 Issues of tongue-tie and breastfeeding – Sonja Magnúsdóttir CCC-SLP

13:50-14:50 The Danish National Guideline on tongue-tie – Marianne Busck-Rasmussen 

Health visitor, MPH, IBCLC; Bente Dalsgaard, Nurse, IBCLC; Charlotte Guiliani, Chiropractor, M.Sc.; Ingrid Nilsson,Nurse, Ph.D, IBCLC

14:50 - 15:10Coffee break
15:10 - 16:40Session 3 By Solveig T. Holmsen, Hallfríður Kristín Jónsdóttir & Åsa Hermanson

15:10-15:40 The Norwegian clinical guideline for diagnosis and treatment of tongue-ties – Solveig T. Holmsen MD, MPH; Tine Greve Midwife IBCLC

15:40-16:10 Support and impact on rate and length of breastfeeding – Hallfríður Kristín Jónsdóttir Nurse B.Sc, Midwife M.Sc. IBCLC

16:10-16:40 The effects of early pacifier use on breastfeeding: A randomised controlled trial – Åsa Hermanson RNM


18:30 - 21:00Dinner at Perlan. The Ice Cave and museum open for visiting
  • Main hall
08:30 - 08:50Motivational speaker By Edda Björgvins, Actor

08:30 -08:50 Motivational speaker – Edda Björgvins, Actor

09:00 - 10:30Keynote Lecture By Professor Amy Brown

 09:00-10:30 ‘Breastfeeding and mental health: supporting mothers who have not met their breastfeeding goals’ – Professor Amy Brown

10:30 - 10:50Coffee break
11:00 - 13:00Session 4 By Ingibjörg Eiríksdóttir, Júlíana Magnúsdóttir, Joke Muyldermans & Julie Moustgaard

10:50-11:20 Breastfeeding in Iceland over 100 years – Ingibjörg Eiríksdóttir Midwife M.Sc. IBCLC

11:20-11:50 News from the pre-meeting of breastfeeding counsellors in the Nordic countries – Júlíana Magnúsdóttir Nurse B.Sc. IBCLC 

 11:50-12:20 Covid vaccination during lactation – Joke Muyldermans, Midwife, M.Sc, IBCLC, Researcher

12:20-12:50 Hand expressing during pregnancy, preparation for breastfeeding for vulnerable pregnant women – Julie Moustgaard, Health nurse

13:00 - 14:00Lunch at Restaurant Vox

Lunch at Restaurant Vox at Hilton Nordica

14:00 - 16:00Session 5 By Halldór Smárason, Joke Muyldermans, Mette Ness Hansen & Ina Landau Aasen

14:00-14:15 Music entertainment: “Án skilnings” English translation: “Ununderstanding”, by Halldór Smárason. Flutist: María Ösp Ómarsdóttir

14:15-14:45 Opportunities for technology design for breastfeeding support – Joke Muyldermans, Midwife, M.Sc, IBCLC, Researcher

14:45-15:15 Electronic monitoring on Breastfeeding in Norwegian Baby-Friendly Hospitals – Mette Ness Hansen RN, RM, MPH; Ina Landau Aasen RN, RM, IBCLC, MNSc; Anette Schaumburg Huitfeldt RN, RM

15:30-16:00 Digital guidance tool for infant nutrition – Ina Landau Aasen RN, RM, IBCLC, MNSc

15:15 - 15:30Coffee break
16:00 - 16:30Panel discussions – conclusions and closing of the conference By Ólöf Ásta Ólafsdóttir

Facilitated by Ólöf Ásta Ólafsdóttir, PhD, Professor of Midwifery