NBAW 2019 – Round Up

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National Breastfeeding Week 2019


This year Scotland literally kicked off Breastfeeding Weeks across the UK, with the launch of their new Scotland breastfeeding welcome scheme at Dundee Football Club. See this tweet.

link to ScotGov video for Bf welcome scheme

NHS LanarkshIre published a video on breastfeeding out and about.

Activities and resources came from all over Scotland:

NHS Lanarkshire produced a video showing the impact of breastfeeding on infant and maternal health, see #LanarkshireBreastfeeding

NHS Lanarkshire hosted a ” Breastfeeding Summit” – you can follow on Twitter on #bfsummit19

Ayrshire launched new guidelines on supporting a mother to continue breastfeeding if she is hospitalised

Scottish Breastfeeding Week wound up with the publication of Scotland’s  ‘Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly” report and recommendations



Northern Ireland built on their successful #NotSorryMums campaign, with the stories of young mums and the importance of skin-to-skin



Wales plan to celebrate during World Breastfeeding Week, the first week of August. We will update this page with the info in August.



In England, Public Health England led the way on the theme of skin-to-skin, along with a focus on young mums and on BAME families, using #CelebrateBreastfeeding.
Around the country a variety of events covered all kinds of aspects of breastfeeding: PHE launched the week with this video celebrating the focus on young mums, featuring the importance of skin-to-skin for BAME families.
This video from Teen Mom was created by CPHVA with the
support of PHE and the Royal College of Midwives.

A video of Roma women talking about breastfeeding was also released during NBAW.
Breastfeeding and Dental Health
Two new short videos from PHE East Midlands complement PHE’s guidance on breastfeeding and dental health:
Dentist Dr Kam Kalsi from the East Midlands on breastfeeding and dental health:
Some outstanding free resources have been developed and were launched during National Breastfeeding Week:
“Breastfeeding for Pharmacists” E-Learning Course by Dr Wendy Jones MBE
“Breastfeeding: More than Milk” resources for schools – from Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
by Emma Pickett BA(Hons) PGCE IBCLC and Andrea Hamilton BSc (Hons) MSc (Hons) PhD
See also LCGB’s blog by Lyndsey Hookway on these resources.
Hospital Infant Feeding Network have produced some ‘breastfeeding in hospital’ posters, suitable for maternity or paediatric ward: the link for each poster is embedded in a tweet here.
The Hospital Infant Feeding Network, GP Infant Feeding Network and BfN

Drugs in Breastmilk team joined forces to produce a series of up to date factual resources on prescribing during breastfeeding. #DontSayStopLookItUp 

LCGB added two new blog posts to the website during the week, one from Midwife and Twitter enthusiast Jenny Clarke @JennyTheM on skin to skin, and one from mum of two Darcie on breastfeeding as a young mother in the UK.

LCGB had some exciting news to share during the week as well: our new Founders’ Award, in honour of the women who launched LCGB 25 years ago! This award of £150 will be made to aspiring IBCLCs from underserved communities, or who are struggling to finance their IBCLC educational materials, and can be used towards the purchase of reference books or educational opportunities such as webinars etc. LCGB Associate Members who meet these criteria are encouraged to apply! Closing Date Friday 19th July