Parenting culture and feeding babies: programme

Thursday 25 May 2023

12pm onwards: Registration, coffee and sandwiches

12.45pm to 1pm: Welcome and Opening Comments
Ellie Lee (Chair for the Day)

1pm to 2.30pm: Insights from qualitative research

  • Charlotte Faircloth: Couples’ Transition to Parenthood and the ‘equality problem’
  • Sunna Símonardóttir: Becoming a mother in ‘the world’s most feminist country’
  • Respondent: Ella Whelan

2.30pm to 3pm: Break

3pm to 4.45pm: Problems of Infant Feeding Policy

  • Lina Eriksson and Tizina Torresi: A view from liberal political theory on taking autonomy seriously
  • Vera Wilde: Preventing harm to neonates and their mothers
  • Erin Williams: Infant feeding and food insecurity: securing the right to food for all

4.45pm to 5.45pm: Research and the Public Conversation

  • Discussion led by comments from Ruth Ann Harpur, Sue Haddon, Jessica Murray, Rebecca Steinfeld and Katherine O’Brien.

5.45 to 6.45pm: Drinks and further conversation

7pm: Optional dinner

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