NBAW 2019 – Round Up

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National Breastfeeding Week 2019 SCOTLAND 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: … Read More

NBAW 2019 England – One Young Mum’s Story

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My name is Darcie, and I am a mother of two. I was 18 years old when I first started breastfeeding. I only knew one other person that breastfed and so I was completely oblivious to how difficult the early days could be! I knew nothing about cluster feeding, or how to seek the correct support. For the first four … Read More

NBAW 2019 – Update from our Equity and Diversity Team

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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. We are part of a multicultural country. Parents and their babies can experience difficulties finding the help and support they need during their … Read More

NBAW 2019 England – Skin to Skin by JennyTheM

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A Call To Arms for #SkinToSkin © JennyTheM – Breastfeeding Week England 2019 NB Spoiler alert ? May contain evidence that #SkinToSkin leads to successful breastfeeding It started with a DM (a direct private message sent privately to someone you follow on Twitter) This week I had quite a poignant DM from an infant feeding team, about paediatricians putting up … Read More

Our 2019 “Outstanding Contribution to Breastfeeding” Award

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We are proud to announce this year’s recipient of the annual “Outstanding Contribution to Breastfeeding” award, presented at the LCGB conference, as Deborah Robertson IBCLC. Deborah’s nomination was accompanied by this from one of her many nominees – we felt it was a great summary: “Deborah has single-handedly trained many of today’s cohort of IBCLCs in the UK. Her skill … Read More

Conference 2019 – Facebook highlights

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Our Social Media Team worked very hard over the two days of conference to bring you a round up of the talks. If you attended as a delegate you will appreciate that this is only the lightest of touch of what was covered in so much more depth during the conference – and you will be receiving the presenters’ handouts. You … Read More

Nominations are open for the 2019 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Breastfeeding

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Do you know an IBCLC who has made a real difference to breastfeeding mothers and babies? LCGB is inviting nominations for our 2019 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Breastfeeding which will be presented at our Annual Conference in Daventry on 25th and 27th April. Tell us who you are and who you are nominating, with contact details for both, describe … Read More

GOLD Sponsorship Opportunity for LCGB members

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We are pleased to announce that GOLD online lactation conferences are kindly donating one GOLD place, including both add-ons: ‘Focus on Foundations’ and ‘Tools of the Trade’, plus a 1 year membership, to be awarded to an LCGB member. This place will be awarded by the LCGB Equality & Diversity team. Applicants will be assessed with special consideration given to … Read More

World Breastfeeding Week, 2018

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About #WBW2018 A sustainable and more equal world begins with efforts to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Malnutrition, food insecurity and poverty affect millions and stand in the way of sustainable development. Breastfeeding is a universal solution that gives everyone a fair start in life and lays the foundation for good health and survival of … Read More

Breastfeeding Weeks 2018

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There are two separate National Breastfeeding Weeks in 2018: from the 18th to the 22nd we are celebrating with colleagues in Wales and Scotland; and from the 25th to the 29th we will be celebrating with colleagues in England. We’ll be adding to this page throughout the weeks. For Scotland the focus has been directed by the findings from the … Read More