Application to LCGB Free Membership Scheme

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Lactation Consultants of Great Britain LCGB is a registered charity which works to improve the health and wellbeing of families through advocacy and support for expert IBCLC breastfeeding care. LCGB’s Core Values are – 1. Every mother and baby, every family, has the right to evidence based breastfeeding information and support appropriate to their needs. 2. LCGB members advocate for … Read More

Induced Lactation

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My wife and I started fertility treatment a couple of years ago and after trying reciprocal IVF (so my frozen eggs were transferred to my wife) we fell pregnant. At our booking in appointment I was curious to find out if when our child is born, I could also breastfeed. The midwife wasn’t sure but said she would refer us … Read More

LCGB Members Volunteering During COVID Pandemic

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Some LCGB members have been letting us know what they have been doing during COVID to help support the families who may have been affected by changes to services. If you would like to add your story to this article, please get in touch info@LCGB.org  ANTENATAL WORKSHOPS ONLINE The Breastfeeding Education in Pregnancy Project (BEPP UK) is a response by … Read More

LCGB joins pilot of support app for isolated new parents during COVID-19

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Lactation Consultants of Great Britain (LCGB), along with partners Peppy and NCT, is delighted to announce our involvement in an innovative new digital platform to support new parents through an app. This project has been successful in winning funding from the government sponsored TechForce19, with their partners PUBLIC and the AHSN Network, an NHSX initiative to trial digital solutions to … Read More

Joint Statement on Protecting Breastfeeding

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Fifteen national infant feeding organisations including LCGB, issued a joint statement calling on the new government to invest in the health of women and children by supporting and protecting breastfeeding. This statement has been sent to all major party headquarters as a demonstration of best practice for whichever party comes to power. You can also use it as a basis … Read More

How green is your baby’s milk? – Guest Blog by Gillian Weaver and Natalie Shenker

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Lactation Consultants of Great Britain social media team focused a week on the climate strike in September 2019.  Our posts reached over 35,000 people and had over 200 shares on Facebook.  Instagram reached over 1600 people with the message of climate and breastfeeding being important and Twitter reached over 100 interactions. The LCGB social media team shared memes relating to … Read More

Black Breastfeeding Week 2019 – One Mum Tells Her Story

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Black Breastfeeding Week The MBRRACE Report showed that maternal and infant mortality is much higher in BAME families, and that maternal mortality among black mothers in the U.K. is FIVE TIMES higher than it is among white mothers. These shocking numbers are a call to action for every one of us to do our part to address them. Breastfeeding is … Read More

Guest blog: ABM Breastfeeding in Schools Resources

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Guest blog by Lyndsey Hookway, IBCLC Although breastfeeding can be a thorny issue for many, the fact remains that the vast majority of women who start off breastfeeding but stop feel a sense of sadness and regret. We’re not talking about forcing people to breastfeed, by the way. Most women who start off and then stop before 6 weeks feel genuine … Read More