MILCC – ‘Emerging Leaders in Lactation’ Scholarships

Are you, or do you know someone who is looking to qualify as an IBCLC but facing financial difficulties in achieving the requirements necessary to apply to sit the exam? If so, you may be interested in the 'Emerging Leaders in Lactation' Scholarship. This scholarship provides the opportunity for full or partial financial assistance (up to $5,000 USD) with the ...
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World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)

Although the UK celebrates in June, World Breastfeeding Week is 1st - 7th August every year. World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) commemorates the signing of the Innocenti Declaration on 30th July/1st August 1990; the first international framework to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. The partnerships, vision and ambition generated led, six months later, to the formation of the World Alliance for ...
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Outstanding Achievement Award, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Clare Meynell and Helen Gray have been jointly awarded the LCGB 2017 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Breastfeeding. This year's award winners have facilitated and brought together many related breastfeeding organisations and driven forward a national system for assessing breastfeeding strategy, policy and support in the United Kingdom. They have liaised with both organisations and ...
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Honorary Membership Jill Dye

Honorary Membership of LCGB is a tribute for individuals who have made a major contribution to the organisation.  It carries free membership for life and is a significant recognition awarded to very few.  To date we have had only six recipients in over 20 years. It is with great pleasure that we can announce on behalf of the committee that ...
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LCGB Conference Sponsorship

This buy clomid online year LCGB’s Conference sponsorship places have been awarded to Gretel Finch, and Kirsty Jenkins. Both are aspiring IBCLCs, with Gretel only needing to top up her current clinical practice to be eligible for the exam, Kirsty expecting to take it next year, and both well along the path. Gretel has been very largely responsible for bringing ...
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Carol Williams

2017 Conference Speaker – Carol Williams

Carol Williams Public Health Nutritionist and Infant Feeding Specialist Senior Lecturer: Health Promotion and Public Health, University of Brighton, UK Co-director: Infant Feeding Consortium community interest company (IFCcic) Carol Williams is a Public Health Nutritionist and infant feeding specialist with a long and varied experience of working on food and health issues in the UK and internationally, primarily in the ...
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IMPORTANT – IBCLC questionnaire!

Dear IBCLC, I am a Research Associate at the University of Bristol in the School of Experimental Psychology and I would like to invite you to take part in a research study (questionnaire based) examining the role and current practice of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants in Great Britain.  This research is being carried out in collaboration with Lactation Consultants ...
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IBLCE Exam Board Role for UK IBCLC

LCGB is delighted to announce on IBCLC day that LCGB member, Jane Graves IBCLC, has been selected to serve on the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) Certification Committee. We wish to congratulate Jane on her new appointment and are delighted to see a UK IBCLC take on this internationally important role so soon after qualifying. Jane was awarded ...
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Gold Conference Special Rate for LCGB Members

LCGB are pleased to announce that members are able to attend the 2017 Gold Lactation online conference at a special discounted group rate. Please see Gold Conference Group Rate in the members area for further information. Gold conference information Full conference information see goldlactation.com/conference/ registration Gold Conference dates  April 3rd - Free Live Keynote Presentation Dr. Amy Brown' "Breastfeeding as a Public Health Issue: Do we ...
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LCGB Conference 2017

News about our 2017 conference!

Our 2017 conference is now open for booking - please click here to see the options of tickets. We are delighted to offer you at an all inclusive price an exciting two days with great speakers; a fantastic learning opportunity for lactation specialists and those interested in breastfeeding. About our Speakers: Rodney Dietert, Professor of Immunotoxicology, will be talking about ...
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2017 Conference Sponsored Places

Invitation for 2017 conference sponsorship applications LCGB is pleased to announce that we are again sponsoring two places at our annual Conference, and we welcome applications. This funding reflects our commitment to reducing barriers to our profession in the UK, supporting aspiring IBCLCs, especially those who are not health professionals, and those from groups which are under-represented, thus encouraging greater ...
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2017 Conference Speaker - Toni Harman

2017 Conference Speaker – Toni Harman

Toni Harman is a documentary filmmaker turned author. A graduate of Exeter University and London Film School, Toni has spent the past 20 years producing and directing films. Her credits include a feature film released by a Hollywood studio and several documentaries about childbirth; DOULA!, FREEDOM FOR BIRTH and the multi award-winning documentary MICROBIRTH about the critical importance of ‘seeding ...
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2017 Conference Speakers - Zoe Faulkner and Gretel Finch

2017 Conference Speakers – Zoe Faulkner and Gretel Finch

Dr Gretel Finch Zoe Faulkner, IBCLC The role and current practice of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) in Great Britain Bios: Dr Gretel Finch is a Research Associate working in the Nutrition and Behaviour Unit at the University of Bristol, UK. In 2016, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship on effect of infant feeding method on maternal eating behaviour, food ...
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2017 Conference Speaker - Maya Bolman

2017 Conference Speaker – Maya Bolman

Maya Bolman, RN, BA, BSN, IBCLC Maya Bolman was born and raised in Minsk, Belarus. Certified as IBCLC in 2001, she currently works as inpatient lactation consultant at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital. Since 2009, she also works as lactation consultant in a large pediatric and breastfeeding medicine practice. Maya Bolman is internationally known for her work promoting hand expression and ...
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2017 Conference Speaker - Christina Smillie

2017 Conference Speaker – Christina Smillie

Christina Smillie, MD, FAAP, IBCLC, FABM Dr. Smillie is an American pediatrician who in 1996 founded the first private medical practice in the USA devoted to the specialty of breastfeeding medicine. Board certified by both the American Board of Pediatrics in 1983 and by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners in 1995, she values her continuing education from colleagues, ...
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2017 Conference Speaker - Rodney Dietert

2017 Conference Speaker – Rodney Dietert

Rodney Dietert PhD Rodney Dietert is Professor of Immunotoxicology at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA and author of the 2016 book 'The Human Superorganism: How the Microbiome Is Revolutionizing the Pursuit of a Healthy Life'. Rodney is in his 40th year Cornell University faculty. He received his Ph.D. in immunogenetics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1977. Rodney ...
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Outstanding Contribution to Breastfeeding Award, 2017

Nominations are now sought for LCGB's Outstanding Contribution to Breastfeeding Award, 2017. In recognition and celebration of the work of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) we are now seeking nominations for LCGB’s Outstanding Contribution to Breastfeeding Award 2017. We are looking for an IBCLC who has made an exceptional contribution to breastfeeding in the UK. Nominees will need to be ...
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Breastfeeding and HIV

LCGB welcome the new World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) documents and statement including the latest recommendations for breastfeeding in the context of HIV as part of the celebration of World AIDS Day. As IBCLCs it's important to keep up to date with current evidence for practice, this is especially pertinent in the context of HIV. There have been recent ...
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The World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative

The World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi) UK report was launched on Tuesday 15th November at the Houses of Parliament, hosted by MP Alison Thewliss. As well as civil servants, representatives of the main breastfeeding support organisations, researchers and MPs from all parties attended. LCGB was the principal sponsor of the assessment work and the production and printing of the report ...
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Attending the WABA 25th Anniversary Global Partners Forum

Report by Pamela Morrison IBCLC Coming home In October this year I had the very great privilege of returning to Penang, Malaysia, as an invited guest to the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action’s 25th anniversary celebrations. As a Consultant to WABA on HIV and breastfeeding from 2005 to 2009, I had taken the 12-hour flight from Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur ...
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Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E)

An LCGB hosted workshop: Infant Feeding in Emergencies: working with refugee families in Europe 2016 In emergencies, infants and children under the age of 2 are the most vulnerable. The current refugee crisis has displaced millions of people and brought tens of thousands of children and pregnant women to Europe (over 88K children in 2016 alone according to UNHCR figures) ...
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All Party Parliamentary Group News

Lactation Consultants of Great Britain was well represented at the last All Party Parliamentary Group on Infant Feeding and Inequalities on 6th September, 2016. The main business of the meeting was a presentation by Sue Ashmore of UNICEF, aided by Francesca Entwhistle. Sue announced that at the November Baby Friendly Conference in November, they will be launching the new sustainability ...
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Mothers and Depression – Study Day 11th November, Islington

Study day on postnatal depression and how the infant clomid online feeding relationship can impact on maternal mental health, with expert speakers: Kathleen Kendall-Tackett PhD IBCLC FAPA: a leading authority on maternal depression and the relationship between breastfeeding and depression, and Wendy Jones PhD MRPharmS: Specialist Pharmacist with expertise in the safety of Drugs in Breastmilk and lead on the Breastfeeding ...
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Maureen Minchin: Allergy and Immune Disorder in the Young Infant

Some responses from attendees of this full-day workshop so far: "Maureen's workshop was an enlightening and engaging opportunity to develop my clinical skills & understanding, and gain insight on the subject of allergy in the breastfed infant.  The impact of allergy on people's lives is so underestimated, because it is so common in our population now, however as Maureen says ...
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Scholarship places for the LCGB Conference 2016

LCGB is delighted to offer members & associate members the opportunity to apply for one of the two scholarship places for this event. Preference will be given to aspiring IBCLCs. This funding reflects our commitment to reducing barriers to our profession in the UK, supporting aspiring IBCLCs, especially those who are not health professionals, and those from groups which are ...
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LCGB Conference 2016 - Reduced rates for LCGB members

LCGB Conference 2016 – Reduced rates for LCGB members

  LCGB members benefit from a reduced rate for LCGB organised education events. You don’t have to be an IBCLC to be a member – we offer associate membership cheap clomid online with most of the benefits. See LCGB membership for further details. For further details see our Events Listing and for booking go to the Eventbrite website ...
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Q&A with UK IBCLCs Lynn Timms, Helen Gray and Clare Meynell

Q&A with UK IBCLCs Lynn Timms, Helen Gray and Clare Meynell

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LCGB Conference 2016 Speaker Spotlight – Maureen Minchin

Maureen Minchin BA Hons, MA (Melb); TSTC — Milk Matters AND Allergy and Immune Disorder in the Young Infant - Workshop LCGB is proud, pleased and privileged to announce that inspirational Australian author Maureen Minchin has agreed to present her workshop and spread the word about her newly published book ‘Milk Matters, Infant Feeding and Immune Disorder’. She will lead small intimate ...
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LCGB Conference 2016 Speaker Spotlight - Toni Harman

LCGB Conference 2016 Speaker Spotlight – Toni Harman

Toni Harman, Film Producer / Director, Author —  The Infant Microbiome For further details see our Events buy clomiphene online no prescription Listing and for booking go to the Eventbrite website ...
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LCGB Conference 2016 Speaker Spotlight - Laurel Wilson

LCGB Conference 2016 Speaker Spotlight – Laurel Wilson

Laurel Wilson IBCLC, CLE, CLD, CCCE, BS — Embracing prenatal attachment & Breastfeeding as Foundation for Epigenetics AND Postpartum Mood Disorders, Breastfeeding and the Epigenetic where to buy clomiphene Links from Past Into Future For further details see our Events Listing and for booking go to the Eventbrite website ...
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LCGB Conference and AGM 2016 Timetable

This year LCGB is having 2 days of talks and continued education in breastfeeding centered on the theme of Evolutionary Breastfeeding: Milk Matters, Epigenetics and the Microbiome. Speakers at the two day conference will include Maureen Minchin, Laurel Wilson and Toni Harman, and there will also be talks from some UK IBCLCs, as well as the AGM. As an optional extra, you ...
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LCGB Conference and AGM 2016 Speakers

Evolutionary Breastfeeding: Milk Matters, Epigenetics and the Microbiome Friday 15th April – Saturday 16th April 2016 The Ark Conference Centre, Dinwoodie Drive, Basingstoke, Hampshire. RG24 9NN Speakers include: Maureen Minchin BA Hons, MA (Melb); TSTC — Milk Matters AND Identifying & Managing Allergy in the Young Breastfed Infant (masterclass) Friday's talk is "Milk Matters: new knowledge about why and what that means in ...
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Maureen Minchin Masterclasses

LCGB is proud to have the brilliant Maureen Minchin  running  exclusive workshops ‘Allergy and the Young Infant’ for the 2016 LCGB Conference. On Friday 16th April her talk is "Milk Matters" which will cover new knowledge about breastfeeding, why & what that means in practice. On the Saturday her talk is "Other foods for all babies: Why, What and When" ...
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Outstanding Contribution to Breastfeeding Award—Nominations Sought

In recognition and celebration of the work of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) we are now seeking nominations for LCGB's Outstanding Contribution to Breastfeeding Award 2016. We are looking for someone who has made an exceptional contribution to breastfeeding as an IBCLC in the UK. Nominees will need to be current LCGB members and nominations will be accepted via ...
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World AIDS Day 2015

World AIDS Day is on Tuesday, 1 December this year. The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) 2015 World AIDS Day Statement can be found on the WABA website; Breastfeeding: Getting Close to Zero for an AIDS-free Generation The 2012 WABA HIV Kit and Pamela Morrison's GOLD conference presentation on HIV and Breastfeeding are both available at hivbreastfeeding.org Please feel free to ...
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LCGB Conference and AGM 2016

Evolutionary Breastfeeding Milk Matters, Epigenetics and the Microbiome Friday 15th April – Saturday 16th April 2016 The Ark Conference Centre, Dinwoodie Drive, Basingstoke, Hampshire. RG24 9NN Speakers include: Maureen Minchin BA Hons, MA (Melb); TSTC — Milk Matters AND Identifying & Managing Allergy in the Young Breastfed Infant (masterclass) Laurel Wilson IBCLC, CLE, CLD, CCCE, BS — Embracing prenatal attachment & Breastfeeding as Foundation for ...
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Congratulations new IBCLCs!

Congratulations new IBCLCs!

Congratulations to all newly qualified International Board Certified Lactation Consultants, and a warm welcome to the profession in the UK! LCGB also wishes to congratulate all those recertifying, with a special acknowledgment to those of you who have re-taken the exam at the 10 year and 20 year mark. Well done to you all, and may you continue to impact ...
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Scholarship / sponsored place for Complex Clinical Skills Day, 12th Oct

Scholarship / sponsored place for Complex Clinical Skills Day, 12th Oct

LCGB is delighted to announce that we are offering a scholarship/ sponsored place for one member to attend our upcoming study day on Complex Clinical Skills! Preference will be given to aspiring IBCLCs. 'Complex Clinical Skills in Lactation' Guest speaker: Diana West IBCLC, Venue: The Ark, Basingstoke Date: 12th October 2015 All members should have received an application form by ...
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Study Day with Diana West – 12th Oct, Basingstoke

We are excited to announce that bookings are now open for the forthcoming LCGB study day with Diana West, author, international speaker and private practice IBCLC. Please book early to avoid disappointment. Monday 12th October 2015, 9am-5pm. Lunch and refreshments included. At: The Ark Conference Centre, Dinwoodie Drive, Basingstoke, Hampshire. RG24 9NN Assessment of the Breastfeeding Dyad: A detailed discussion of maternal and infant ...
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LCGB Conference and AGM 2015 – Speakers and sessions

Coming of age, 21 years of professional ICBLC help for breastfeeding mothers and babies Friday 24th April Featured speakers: Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D, IBCLC, FAPA Joyce E Miller, Ph.D, BS, DC, DABCC Linda J Smith, MPH, FACCE, IBCLC, FILCA 8 -9am Registration 12.45 – 2pm Lunch 5.20pm End 5.45pm LCGB AGM 7.30pm Evening meal Saturday 25th April Featured speakers: Sally Etheridge, ...
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Breastfeeding Welcome at Airports?

Breastfeeding Welcome at Airports?

Do visit this link for a recent article and league table on how welcoming our UK airports are for breastfeeding parents: "It’s 2015. It’s the year that Back to the Future suggested we would have hoverboards and flying cars. This may not be the case, but it’s certainly about time airports came into the 21st century, and we headed to ...
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Karla Napier awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Breastfeeding

Karla Napier awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Breastfeeding

Lactation Consultants of Great Britain is pleased to announce that the first winner of the award for Outstanding Contribution to Breastfeeding as an IBCLC is Karla Napier. Her nominator, Jill Gibson, describes Karla a ‘Tireless, passionate Infant Feeding Advisor with NHS Lothian for 12 years. She has been an inspiration to her colleagues. Karla has successfully supported hundreds of women ...
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Fit to Bust – a comic treasure chest

This lighthearted look at breastfeeding and motherhood was written by a former IBCLC and associate LCGB member, Alison Blenkinsop, to raise funds for Baby Milk Action. LCGB is a member of the Baby Feeding Law Group and supports Baby Milk Action in its aim of protecting breastfeeding and protecting babies fed on formula milk. (2nd edition, Lonely Scribe 2011. RRP ...
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Happy Knappy

The Happy Knappy is a knitted creation by Alison Blenkinsop to show how baby poo should change in the first five days. Happy Knappy Knitting Pattern Knappy Wool—cream or white chunky or 2 strands of DK wool (20-25gm) Needles—size 7 or 8 needles Cast on 36 loosely Knit 6 rows (slip the first stitch loosely of each row, to keep the ...
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Single Events

Single Events

Tuesday 19th May 2015 UNICEF / BLISS - JOINT NEONATAL CONFERENCE  London Website: unicef.org.uk Wednesday 20 May 2015 The Science And Evidence For Skin To Skin Contact From Birth In association with Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Local RCM Speaker: Dr Nils Bergman Early booking advised Venue: Academic Centre, Maidstone Hospital Hermitage Lane Maidstone ME16 9QQ 09:00 - 17:00 Additional Information Cost ...
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Jane Graves and Suzanne Tobin, the first LCGB Conference Scholarship Winners!

LCGB is very proud to announce the first two Conference Scholarship go to Jane Graves and Suzanne Tobin. From Jane, From Jane, ‘I work at a local hospital as a breastfeeding supporter providing a telephone helpline for local mums. I have been pursuing becoming an IBCLC since 2010. With no health professional background I am working towards fulfilling the health ...
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LCGB World Health Day Statement 7th April 2015

Lactation Consultants of Great Britain Statement for World Health Day on the theme Food Safety, 7 April 2015. The provision of safe food is never more important than in the earliest months of life, and the younger the baby, the more critical it is. How we feed our babies and young children can have a profound impact on their health ...
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4TH ANNUAL MIDWIFERY CONFERENCE

4TH ANNUAL MIDWIFERY CONFERENCE

The Science And Evidence For Skin To Skin Contact From Birth - In association with Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Local RCM Speaker: Dr Nils Bergman Early booking advised Wednesday 20 May 2015 Academic Centre, Maidstone Hospital Hermitage Lane Maidstone ME16 9QQ 09:00 - 17:00 Cost £65 (includes simple lunch and refreshments) www.rcm-mtw.org All enquiries to victoria.rutt@nhs.net or Telephone 01892 633539 ...
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Infant Feeding Survey E-Petition

Call for Dept of Health to Reinstate the Five Yearly National Infant Feeding Survey - please sign to show your support! Lactation Consultants of Great Britain (LCGB) is extremely concerned by the loss of the National Infant Feeding Survey (IFS) in 2015, which had previously been conducted every 5 yrs since 1975. There is nothing more important to any new ...
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The LCGB Strategic Plan

The LCGB Strategic Plan

The LCGB Strategic Plan 2014-2017 is now available for viewing here ...
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LCGB Committee Meetings

LCGB Committee Meetings

Important Information Please note in your diary the dates for the LCGB Committee Meetings up until January 2016 Mon 16th March, London Wed 20th May, London Mon 6th July, London Mon 14th Sept, London, Thurs 5th Nov, London Thurs 14th Jan 2016, London ...
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LCGB Knitted Breast The Pattern

Download the patterns as printable PDF's here. We have patterns for knitted and crocheted breasts in English and a Portugese translation of the knitting pattern. "I just wanted to add a comment also to say thank you to LCGB for being so generous and making the knitting pattern so widely available to everyone. Kind regards, Lorraine" Lorraine C Worsley MBE ...
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Health Professional Registration

Health Professional Registration

IBCLCs in the UK are to seek Health Professional Registration. Hilary Myers, Chairperson of LCGB, is leading the way on this process ...
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Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Sue Saunders, LCGB committee member, has been invited to join the ILCA Board as Director of Professional Development ...
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NICE Sleep Guidance

The LCGB have provided the following comment, download here, on the recent should i buy clomid online sleep guidance within NICE Postnatal Care Guideline. Issued: Dec 2014 - www.nice.org.uk/ ...
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World Aids Day 2014

The LCGB is pleased to announce that member Pamela Morrison IBCLC has recently produced several important new articles and resources on breastfeeding and HIV. Pamela's background includes ten years as a La Leche purchase clomid overnight delivery League Leader in Zimbabwe (1987 - 1997) and twenty-four years as an IBCLC (1990 to date) in Zimbabwe, Australia and England. Click here ...
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Response from Lactation Consultants of Great Britain LCGB on the Sheffield study on voucher incentives for breastfeeding,

Response from Lactation Consultants of Great Britain LCGB on the Sheffield study on voucher incentives for breastfeeding, November 2013 The practice and competencies of IBCLC generic drug for clomid certified lactation consultants are rooted in evidence and LCGB looks forward to hearing the outcomes of this pilot study. Read the full response here ...
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Preventing Disease and Saving Resources

Preventing Disease and Saving Resources - the potential contribution of increasing breastfeeding rates in the UK. You may have seen the coverage in the media of this clomid UNICEF commissioned work highlighting the cost of NOT breastfeeding. Please click here for the full (104 pages) report ...
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Six months of exclusive breastfeeding: how good is the evidence?

Frewtrell M, Wilson D, Booth I, Lucas A (2011) BMJ 2011; 342:c5955 http://www.bmj.com/cgi/doi/10.1136/bmj.c5955 This article published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) is being reported in the media as questioning whether exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months is appropriate for UK babies. This article is not based on new evidence but rather a re-analysis of older evidence, much of which is ...
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National Breastfeeding Week 2010 at Westminster

National Breastfeeding Week 2010 at Westminster

On Monday 21st June a parliamentary reception was held at the House of Commons, Westminster, hosted by the Member of Parliament, Emily Thornberry, to celebrate National Breastfeeding Week 2010 and 3 years since the launch of the Breastfeeding Manifesto Coalition (BMC). I was honoured to represent Lactation Consultants (IBCLC's), as a Board Member of International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA) and ...
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