2017 Conference Speaker – Toni Harman

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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 … Read More

2017 Conference Speakers – Zoe Faulkner and Gretel Finch

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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 … Read More

2017 Conference Speaker – Maya Bolman

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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 … Read More

2017 Conference Speaker – Christina Smillie

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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, … Read More

2017 Conference Speaker – Rodney Dietert

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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 … Read More

Mothers and Depression – Study Day 11th November, Islington

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Study day on postnatal depression and how the infant 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 Network’s Drugs … Read More

Maureen Minchin: Allergy and Immune Disorder in the Young Infant

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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 … Read More

LCGB Conference 2016 Speaker Spotlight – Maureen Minchin

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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 … Read More

LCGB Conference and AGM 2016 Timetable

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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 … Read More

LCGB Conference and AGM 2016 Speakers

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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 … Read More