The Breastfeeding Dilemma Workshop
This page gives information about The Breastfeeding Dilemma Workshop held in London in March 2016. For information about The Breastfeeding Dilemma Virtual Workshop, click here.
This workshop brings together academics, policy makers, medical professionals, parental support organisations, members of the media, mothers and members of the public to address the Breastfeeding Dilemma: how do we encourage breastfeeding and support women in doing so, without subjecting those who choose not to breastfeed, or are unable to do so, to shame and guilt with potentially devastating consequences? We explore philosophical mistakes in the way we talk and think about infant feeding choices and the impact pressure to breastfeed can have on maternal health and the experience of new motherhood.
10.00am Registration and Coffee
Morning: Short talks
10.45am Gill Thomson (Community Health and Midwifery, UCLan) “Shame Associated with Infant Feeding
11.10am Fiona Woollard, (Philosophy, Southampton),, “Breastfeeding and Duty: Philosophical Mistakes about Motherhood in discussion of Infant Feeding Decisions.”
11.35am Elselijn Kingma (Philosophy, Southampton),, “Breastfeeding, Pressure, and Illocutionary Silencing.”
12.00 noon Heather Trickey (Cardiff University, NCT), “Beyond ‘choice’ … how might an ecological perspective change the terms of the infant feeding debate?”
An Open Fishbowl Dialogue will be used to allow all participants to contribute.
1.30pm Fishbowl Discussion
3.00pm Fishbowl Discussion
Registration is free.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
The workshop is funded by the Southampton Ethics Centre and a Public Engagement with Research Development Award from the University of Southampton.
This workshop is part of a series of projects on Philosophy of Pregnancy and Early Motherhood at the University of Southampton, run by Elselijn Kingma and Fiona Woollard.
Note Registration for this event is now full. We intend to make part of the event available to a wider audience through live streaming or a podcast. To receive information about this and to receive the opportunity to register if further tickets become available, please follow the registration link to join the waitlist.
We're committed to accessibility. The venue have advised us that the conference rooms are wheelchair accessible and that they should be able to cater for all dietary requirements, but that it is advisable for us to let them know about any special dietary, mobility or other requirements in advance. There are sources of support that we can apply for in order to provide for other needs such as a Sign Language Interpreter or Electronic Note-taker, so do please let us know if you require these.
London Southbank University,
London SE1 6NG.
Wednesday 23rd March 2016
After the workshop, some of us will be going for drinks and dinner at The Duke of York, Southwark, 47 Borough Road, Southwark SE1 1DR. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join us. For directions from the workshop to the pub, click here.