2017 Conference Speaker – Christina Smillie

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Christina Smillie, MD, FAAP, IBCLC, FABM Dr. Smillie is an American pediatrician who in 1996 founded the first private medical practice in the USA devoted to the specialty of breastfeeding medicine. Board certified by both the American Board of Pediatrics in 1983 and by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners in 1995, she values her continuing education from colleagues, … Read More

2017 Conference Speaker – Rodney Dietert

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Rodney Dietert PhD Rodney Dietert is Professor of Immunotoxicology at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA and author of the 2016 book ‘The Human Superorganism: How the Microbiome Is Revolutionizing the Pursuit of a Healthy Life’. Rodney is in his 40th year Cornell University faculty. He received his Ph.D. in immunogenetics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1977. Rodney … Read More

Outstanding Contribution to Breastfeeding Award, 2017

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Nominations are now sought for LCGB’s Outstanding Contribution to Breastfeeding Award, 2017. In recognition and celebration of the work of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) we are now seeking nominations for LCGB’s Outstanding Contribution to Breastfeeding Award 2017. We are looking for an IBCLC who has made an exceptional contribution to breastfeeding in the UK. Nominees will need to be … Read More

Breastfeeding and HIV

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LCGB welcome the new World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) documents and statement including the latest recommendations for breastfeeding in the context of HIV as part of the celebration of World AIDS Day. As IBCLCs it’s important to keep up to date with current evidence for practice, this is especially pertinent in the context of HIV. There have been recent … Read More

The World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative

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The World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi) UK report was launched on Tuesday 15th November at the Houses of Parliament, hosted by MP Alison Thewliss. As well as civil servants, representatives of the main breastfeeding support organisations, researchers and MPs from all parties attended. LCGB was the principal sponsor of the assessment work and the production and printing of the report. … Read More

Attending the WABA 25th Anniversary Global Partners Forum

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Report by Pamela Morrison IBCLC Coming home In October this year I had the very great privilege of returning to Penang, Malaysia, as an invited guest to the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action’s 25th anniversary celebrations. As a Consultant to WABA on HIV and breastfeeding from 2005 to 2009, I had taken the 12-hour flight from Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur … Read More

Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E)

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An LCGB hosted workshop: Infant Feeding in Emergencies: working with refugee families in Europe 2016 In emergencies, infants and children under the age of 2 are the most vulnerable. The current refugee crisis has displaced millions of people and brought tens of thousands of children and pregnant women to Europe (over 88K children in 2016 alone according to UNHCR figures). … Read More

All Party Parliamentary Group News

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Lactation Consultants of Great Britain was well represented at the last All Party Parliamentary Group on Infant Feeding and Inequalities on 6th September, 2016. The main business of the meeting was a presentation by Sue Ashmore of UNICEF, aided by Francesca Entwhistle. Sue announced that at the November Baby Friendly Conference in November, they will be launching the new sustainability … Read More

Mothers and Depression – Study Day 11th November, Islington

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Study day on postnatal depression and how the infant feeding relationship can impact on maternal mental health, with expert speakers: Kathleen Kendall-Tackett PhD IBCLC FAPA: a leading authority on maternal depression and the relationship between breastfeeding and depression, and Wendy Jones PhD MRPharmS: Specialist Pharmacist with expertise in the safety of Drugs in Breastmilk and lead on the Breastfeeding Network’s Drugs … Read More

Maureen Minchin: Allergy and Immune Disorder in the Young Infant

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Some responses from attendees of this full-day workshop so far: “Maureen’s workshop was an enlightening and engaging opportunity to develop my clinical skills & understanding, and gain insight on the subject of allergy in the breastfed infant.  The impact of allergy on people’s lives is so underestimated, because it is so common in our population now, however as Maureen says … Read More