Supporting Autistic People to Breastfeed with Dr Aimee Grant
LCGB Chair news
It is with great gratitude for her leadership, and warm wishes for the future, that LCGB announces the retirement of Zoe Faulkner IBCLC as Chair.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Linda Brownlie FCCA IBCLC as our Chair-elect.
Zoe Faulkner IBCLC was appointed Chair of LCGB in 2015, after serving for several years as Chair of the Communications Team, and has led LCGB through a period of growth, professionalisation and transformation. Under her vision and leadership, LCGB became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) in 2020. Our membership has grown 50%, as LCGB developed more professional resources for IBCLCs in the UK and continued to advocate for skilled and specialist breastfeeding care, and LCGB has flourished through the challenges of recent years.
Zoe currently chairs the Breastfeeding Alliance joint working group developing the Infant Feeding Core Competencies framework, and she will continue to serve in that and numerous other projects. She has recently been elected to the Board of the International Lactation Consultant Association where she will be able to take her passion for providing families with access to skilled IBCLC support to an international level.
Linda Brownlie has served as LCGB’s Treasurer since 2019
Linda brings strong skills to LCGB as a qualified accountant, with almost 30 years of financial, governance and project management experience. She qualified as an IBCLC in 2016, having supported many vulnerable families in Hull with the award-winning Goodwin Development Trust volunteer doula and peer support project since 2010; a project that was replicated in other cities in the UK. Linda also successfully campaigned with fellow volunteers to save the project in 2017.
Advocacy for families and the organisations that support them is Linda’s passion. She is also dedicated to supporting aspiring IBCLCs and helping to open the doors to accreditation to a diverse community of future IBCLCs.
The New LCGB Website & Membership System Update
LCGB Members Volunteering During COVID Pandemic
LCGB joins pilot of support app for isolated new parents during COVID-19
Supporting mothers who breastfeed: A guide for trainee and qualified doctors, by Associate LCGB member Patricia Wise
NBAW 2019 – Update from our Equity and Diversity Team
For #CelebrateBreastfeeding Week, the LCGB Equality and Diversity team would like to share some of our work.
Supporting skilled breastfeeding support which incorporates cultural competency, is an essential part of the Code of Professional Conduct for all IBCLCs.
Breastfeeding Weeks 2018
World Aids Day 2017 – My Health, My Right Campaign
Equality & Diversity Report
Maternity Action Launch Report in Westminster
IBLCE Exam Board Role for UK IBCLC
Breastfeeding and HIV
The World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative
Attending the WABA 25th Anniversary Global Partners Forum
Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E)
An LCGB hosted workshop:
Infant Feeding in Emergencies: working with refugee families in Europe 2016
All Party Parliamentary Group News
Update on the first World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative in the UK March 2016
World AIDS Day 2015
Breastfeeding Welcome at Airports?
Jane Graves and Suzanne Tobin, the first LCGB Conference Scholarship Winners!
World Aids Day 2014
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.