GOLD Speakers


Dr. Wendy Jones, PhD, MSc

  • Country: GB

Wendy was one of the founder members of a UK charity the Breastfeeding Network. In her employed life she was a community pharmacist and also worked in doctor surgeries. She qualified as a pharmacist prescriber on primary prevention of coronary heart disease.

Wendy left paid work to concentrate on writing her books Breastfeeding and Medication (Routledge 2013, 2nd edition 2018), Breastfeeding for Dads and Grandmas (Praeclarus Press) and Why Mothers Medication Matters (Pinter and Martin). She co edited with Prof Amy Brown A guide to supporting breastfeeding for medical professionals (Routledge December 2019) and self-published Breastfeeding and Chronic Medical Conditions in 2020.

Wendy is known for her work on providing a service on the compatibility of drugs in breastmilk and has been a breastfeeding supporter for 34 years. She is passionate that breastfeeding should be valued by all, and that medication should not be a barrier. She has 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren all breastfed.

She was awarded a Points of Light award by the Prime Minister in 2018 and an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List 2018 for services to mothers and babies. She received her award at Windsor Castle in May 2019 from Her Majesty the Queen.