LCGB Statement on NOSH Study


LCGB are very pleased to finally see the results of this long-awaited study being published, showing mothers and society that the breastfeeding mothers and babies are valued, and that breastfeeding itself is valued, can have a huge impact. Just as easily accessible, well trained local peer support and support for more complex breastfeeding situations, can have a huge impact on … Read More

World Aids Day 2017 – My Health, My Right Campaign


Women represent 52% of all people affected by HIV: in this document, published in recognition of 2017’s World Aids Day, WABA  draws attention to the role of the protection, promotion and support of optimal breastfeeding as a way of ensuring women’s rights. See the full press release here WABA believes that effective policies and programmes can empower women and girls, including … Read More

Equality & Diversity Report


LCGB’s Equality & Diversity team are always keen to hear from members about good practice in their settings to increase or recognise diversity, or stories celebrating success among those from minority groups. It was wonderful to see the standing ovation that the delegates at this year’s Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative conference gave to breastfeeding peer supporter ZamZam Elmi, after … Read More

Maternity Action Launch Report in Westminster


From Westminster, 7th November 2017 LCGB Deputy Chair Sally Etheridge represented our organisation and members at the Maternity Action Launch of Report on unfair redundancies for pregnant and new mothers. Speakers included Ros Bragg, Director of Maternity Action, MP Jo Swinson, and mothers affected by unfair redundancy. Several of those attending also shared their stories. Sally brought the topic of poor … Read More

Non-Health Care Professionals Case Studies


Case Study 1: Jane says “I have been involved in breastfeeding support for about 11 years, initially as a volunteer in a breastfeeding support group and then more recently as a paid peer supporter in a hospital running a post-natal telephone support service. I first became inspired to become an IBCLC by my manager at the hospital who was already … Read More

Outstanding Achievement Award, 2017

LCGBLCGB Conference 2017, News

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

LCGB Conference Sponsorship News 2017

LCGBLCGB Conference 2017, News

This 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 our research project to … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More