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 … Read More
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 … Read More
The LCGB Strategic Plan
The LCGB Strategic Plan 2014-2017 is now available for viewing here.
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 … Read More
NICE Sleep Guidance
The LCGB have provided the following comment, download here, on the recent sleep guidance within NICE Postnatal Care Guideline. Issued: Dec 2014 – www.nice.org.uk/
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 League Leader in Zimbabwe (1987 – 1997) and twenty-four years as an IBCLC (1990 to date) in Zimbabwe, Australia and England. Click here to download the PDF. … Read More
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 certified lactation consultants are rooted in evidence and LCGB looks forward to hearing the outcomes of this pilot study. Read the full response here.
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 UNICEF commissioned work highlighting the cost of NOT breastfeeding. Please click here for the full (104 pages) report.
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 … Read More
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 … Read More