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 … 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

LCGB Knitted Breast The Pattern

LCGBNews, Teaching Aids

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

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