We at LCGB are very much looking forward to this year’s conference, and we hope to see many of you there.
Details on speakers and topics can be found on our pages here and details on how to book can be found here.
Provisional timetable is here.
There’s an application form for potential sponsorship to cover the cost of the event here.
Password protected Delegates Page is here.
Information on how to submit a poster presentation can be found here, and the form to nominate a Full LCGB member for the Outstanding Contribution Award here. 

Please note that the Early Bird Discount has now ended, except for those who have applied for sponsorship but were unsuccessful.


Following the success of last year’s conference, we are delighted to offer you, at an all inclusive price, an exciting two days with great speakers; a fantastic learning opportunity for lactation specialists and those interested in breastfeeding

Our speakers and their topics:

Nancy Mohrbacher IBCLC, FILCA (USA) Exclusive breastfeeding the mother’s perspective and beyond

Understanding Breastfeeding Behaviours

Dr. Jennifer Thomas (USA) Why not just one bottle? The Science Behind Exclusive Breastfeeding

The case against breastfeeding: evaluating the evidence

Professor Simon Murch (UK) The Biological Importance of Breastfeeding

Dr Chrishanthy Jayarajah MBBS MRCPsych DFSRH (UK) OCD and Breastfeeding

Zainab Yate BSc, MSc (UK) Breastfeeding Aversion and Agitation

Helen Gray MPhil, IBCLC (UK) The International Code and Professional Ethics

WHEN? Friday 6th & Saturday 7th April 2018

Provisional programme HERE

WHERE? High Leigh Conference Centre, Lord Street, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire EN11 8SG

Whole Event includes:

    • Delegate pack & access to all sessions
    • On-site accommodation Friday night
    • All meals (Friday; refreshments, lunch and evening meal, Saturday; breakfast, lunch & refreshments)

Whole Event prices:
Member Early Bird £199
Member regular rate (after 1st March) £224
Non-member Early Bird £240
Non-member regular rate (after 1st March) £264

Friday or Saturday only includes:

    • Delegate pack & access to sessions on that day
    • Refreshments and lunch (does not include Friday evening meal or B&B)

Friday or Saturday only prices:

Early Bird member single day £99
Member regular single day £124
Early Bird non-member single day £140
Member non-regular single day £164

Extras nights & evening meals

Evening meal Friday included in whole event price, extra evening meals £12 each

Evening meal Thursday, Friday or Saturday £12

Bed & Breakfast Thursday, Friday or Saturday £60 (was £57 last year)

Prices otherwise held from 2017 conference!   Early Bird rate ends 1st March.

CERPs will be applied for.

Please let us know if you have any dietary or mobility requirements.

Babes in arms free, please email events@lcgb.org if you plan to bring your baby. Breastfeeding babies and toddlers who need to be with their mothers are welcome at LCGB events. However this conference is not intended for children. Please respect the learning needs of other delegates.

Bookings after 23rd March at the discretion of the organisers.  Cancellations will only be considered if requested in writing and received by March 9th 2017. An administration fee of £20 will be charged.  No refunds will be given after this date.   Substitutions will be accepted at any time

The World Health Organisation (WHO) code, Global Strategy, World Health Authority (WHA) resolutions prohibit individuals employed by infant feeding manufacturers from providing any breastfeeding education to mothers, LCGB events may not be used to support such work.

This event is suitable for IBCLCs, GPs, paediatricians, midwives, health visitors, dietitians, breastfeeding counsellors, peer supporters and all interested in breastfeeding.

Membership: LCGB has full membership for IBCLCs and associate membership for those interested in breastfeeding/aspiring IBCLCs. Membership £41 per year (£35 by standing order), www.lcgb.org/about-lcgb/join-us

Information about our two scholarship places can be found here.

Any questions? Please email: events@lcgb.org