Dr Amy Brown – Why ‘Fed’ is not Best

Amy Brown

Dr Amy Brown is an Associate Professor in Child Public Health at Swansea University where she runs the MSc Child Public Health.

As a psychologist she is interested in the reasons why individuals make the decisions they do, and after having her first baby she became fascinated in the different pressures society places on new mothers, particularly around feeding their babies. This led to her spending the last ten years (in between having more babies) researching how different psychological, social, cultural and economic pressures damage new mums’ breastfeeding experiences. Her long term hope is to be able to find ways to prevent these issues affecting new mums experiences.

Amy’s book ‘Breastfeeding Uncovered: Who really decides how we feed our babies’ was published by Pinter & Martin in 2016.

She will be speaking for us on Sunday afternoon, and will be available to sign copies of her book which may be purchased from the Pinter & Martin stall.