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For the best start in life – Philips AVENT Breastfeeding & Child Nutrition Conference
Breastfeeding and early child nutrition forum to allow mums and mums-to-be to make informed choices
Philips AVENT is committed to increasing breastfeeding rates by promoting and supporting optimal breastfeeding practices with the ultimate goal of improving infant and mother’s health. This is why Philips AVENT continues to invest heavily in creating dialog between gynaecologists, midwives, breastfeeding advisors, nursing professionals, neonatologists and paediatricians in order to support mothers’ best choices.
“Philips AVENT is delighted that our products are loved by both mums and babies across the globe. However, we are about more than just products. We are a promise and commitment to mothers all over the world who depend and rely on our expert advice to help reassure and support mothers’ best choices, from pregnancy to playground. The mission of the Breastfeeding & Child Nutrition Conference is to allow mum’s to make an informed choice when it comes to infant or child nutrition so that they can give their children the best possible start in life,” says Caroline Rainsford, marketing director of Philips Consumer Lifestyle, Middle East and Africa.
Philips AVENT are conducting two forums, one in Abu Dhabi at the Beach Rotana Hotel on 28th May 2012 and one in Dubai at its new venue at the Habtoor Grand Hotel on the 30th May 2012.
During the morning session, mums and ‘mums-to-be’
“My advice to new mothers is that they should breastfeed because they believe in the benefits and want to, not because society says they should. Learning to understand your baby is the key to success in breastfeeding and watching them for signs of contentment, will let you know how well you are doing,” says Cecile de Scally , who is a Midwife Educator with more than 15 years experience in antenatal and postnatal support and education, and longstanding speaker at the Philips AVENT conference.
The session for mums and ‘mothers to be’ will start at 8.30am with morning coffee and a complimentary refreshment break will be hosted by Philips AVENT mid-morning. There will also be a crèche and a private breast feeding area.
The afternoon session is aimed at Healthcare Professionals and will start at 1pm with coffee and refreshments followed by presentations on the latest research and developments in breastfeeding and nutrition from across the world.
The chair of the afternoon session will be Dr Mohamad Miqdady who is the Director of Nutrition Services at the Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi. Also speaking will be Dr Wail A. Hayajneh who is the Chairman and Associate Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan. Dr. Hayajneh has been published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, including recent papers in BMC Research Notes, the Journal of Medical Virology, Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and Vaccine.
Topics to be discussed include the role of micro-nutrients, the role of globalization and vaccines, as well as a panel session where the audience can ask questions with regards to infant nutrition and local breastfeeding practices.
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