Cancellation of the 15th International Breastfeeding and Lactation Symposium


Dear Visitor,

We would like to share with you an important decision regarding our 15th International Breastfeeding and Lactation Symposium in Lisbon, Portugal. 

In recent weeks, Medela has been actively monitoring the global health situation and, in parallel, has been addressed with questions and concerns about the coronavirus. With more than 300 delegates from nearly 40 countries registered to join us at the end of March, it is our intention to offer all participants an event of the highest scientific standard with world-renowned speakers in a safe and trouble-free environment. Given the current dynamic situation and future potential developments, we are unfortunately no longer in a position to offer the best possible conditions for a successful symposium and meeting. We have therefore taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s International Lactation and Breastfeeding Symposium.

Medela remains fully committed to its mission to advance science, research and knowledge on breastfeeding and lactation. Furthermore, we have already set the date for our Symposium 2021, taking place from 15 March to 16 March 2021, which will also mark the 60th anniversary of Medela. 

We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience and hope for your understanding. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your local Medela representative or reach out to us directly on

We look forward already now to an outstanding symposium in 2021! 

Best regards,

Your Medela