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

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 … Read More

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. … Read More

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 … Read More

Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E)

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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). … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More