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 on their breastfeeding journeys while guiding staff to improve their breastfeeding knowledge & skills. Now that she has retired she will be very much missed around the hospital.’

Karla is also a La Leche League Leader, supporting many more mothers as a volunteer. She represents both LCGB and La Leche League on the Designation Committee of the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative where she actively promotes the value of IBCLCs in helping implement Baby Friendly Standards in hospitals and the community.

We are proud to present this award to Karla.

Karla’s message:

“I am truly honoured to receive this award. I’m grateful to my NHS Lothian colleagues for supporting me over the years, to LCGB and La Leche League for the professional education and nurturing they continue to provide, and to all the mothers and babies who have so kindly allowed me to learn through their experiences.”