There has been a lot of press about childcare at SfN. InBabyAttachMode reposted her excellent post from a while back. This included this link to a document titled Recs for making SfN 2018 more family/breastfeeding-friendly from Rebecca M. Calisi Rodriguez @BeccaCalisi. The document makes for interesting reading. I can't believe for example, there are no sinks for handwashing in the lactation rooms. [aside: follow @BeccaCalisi, she's good].
We have come a long way in the six years since IBAM went to SfN and even more in the 30 years since my generation was parenting young ones, and left children at home, as there was no such thing as child care, etc at meetings. I perceive this as changes for the good in our society (when sometimes it feels like there aren't any, also no smoking. In the olden days, the poster areas had a heavy bluish cloud of smoke hanging everywhere).
What I do want to point out is that there is no movement, no support and really no on-site alternatives for people who are care-givers for their elderly and demented parents. People still coo over infants (well, many do). And those who are not enamored of other people's children, at least find it tolerable. I suspect if one went through the posters with one's drooling and unkempt parent, it would not be received so favorably. We tolerate drool and pee and bodily smells in kids in ways we do not in adults. Using a "family restroom" in public to change elder diapers is seldom met with tolerance and approval.
I'm not necessarily arguing that what we provide for childcare should also be mirrored in adult-care. But we do need to be aware that all of the social burdens of taking care of others are not just breastfeeding infants.