LCGB Knitted Breast The Pattern

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Download the patterns as printable PDF’s here. We have patterns for knitted and crocheted breasts in English and a Portugese translation of the knitting pattern. “I just wanted to add a comment also to say thank you to LCGB for being so generous and making the knitting pattern so widely available to everyone. Kind regards, Lorraine” Lorraine C Worsley MBE … Read More

Health Professional Registration

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IBCLCs in the UK are to seek Health Professional Registration. Hilary Myers, Chairperson of LCGB, is leading the way on this process.

Congratulations!

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Sue Saunders, LCGB committee member, has been invited to join the ILCA Board as Director of Professional Development.

NICE Sleep Guidance

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The LCGB have provided the following comment, download here, on the recent sleep guidance within NICE Postnatal Care Guideline. Issued: Dec 2014 – www.nice.org.uk/  

World Aids Day 2014

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The LCGB is pleased to announce that member Pamela Morrison IBCLC has recently produced several important new articles and resources on breastfeeding and HIV. Pamela’s background includes ten years as a La Leche League Leader in Zimbabwe (1987 – 1997) and twenty-four years as an IBCLC (1990 to date) in Zimbabwe, Australia and England. Click here to download the PDF. … Read More

Response from Lactation Consultants of Great Britain LCGB on the Sheffield study on voucher incentives for breastfeeding,

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Response from Lactation Consultants of Great Britain LCGB on the Sheffield study on voucher incentives for breastfeeding, November 2013 The practice and competencies of IBCLC certified lactation consultants are rooted in evidence and LCGB looks forward to hearing the outcomes of this pilot study. Read the full response here.  

Preventing Disease and Saving Resources

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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. Please click here for the full (104 pages) report.  

Six months of exclusive breastfeeding: how good is the evidence?

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Frewtrell M, Wilson D, Booth I, Lucas A (2011) BMJ 2011; 342:c5955 http://www.bmj.com/cgi/doi/10.1136/bmj.c5955 This article published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) is being reported in the media as questioning whether exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months is appropriate for UK babies. This article is not based on new evidence but rather a re-analysis of older evidence, much of which is … Read More

National Breastfeeding Week 2010 at Westminster

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On Monday 21st June a parliamentary reception was held at the House of Commons, Westminster, hosted by the Member of Parliament, Emily Thornberry, to celebrate National Breastfeeding Week 2010 and 3 years since the launch of the Breastfeeding Manifesto Coalition (BMC). I was honoured to represent Lactation Consultants (IBCLC’s), as a Board Member of International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA) and … Read More