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

IBCLC from LLL

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“I am at my first La Leche League GB National Workshop, c.2002.  I am (somewhat to my surprise) the mother of a breastfeeding toddler and pregnant with my second baby.  There is a smart, impressively knowledgeable Leader giving a PowerPoint presentation about nipple shields.  I am fascinated; I’ve never seen a nipple shield, can’t use PowerPoint, and had no idea there … Read More

IBCLC from Le Leche League

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  “I am at my first La Leche League GB National Workshop, c.2002.  I am (somewhat to my surprise) the mother of a breastfeeding toddler and pregnant with my second baby.  There is a smart, impressively knowledgeable Leader giving a PowerPoint presentation about nipple shields.  I am fascinated; I’ve never seen a nipple shield, can’t use PowerPoint, and had no … Read More

Breastfeeding: A Public Health Priority

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Today Thursday 19th April 2018 in London, the Institute of Health Visiting, the Royal Society for Public Health, and the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi) UK Working Group, are convening a conference entitled “Breastfeeding: A Public Health Priority”. The conference will be bringing together recommendations for action to improve integrated infant feeding support services for families, who are currently facing … Read More

Our 2018 “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, bestowed at the LCGB conference, as Pamela Morrison IBCLC. Pamela’s nomination was accompanied by this from one of her nominees – we felt it was a great summary: “Pamela Morrison has worked with breastfeeding mothers and babies for over 30 years and has a … Read More

Obituary: Viv Sleeman

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It is with great sadness that we have heard of the death of one of our earliest and longest-standing members, Viv Sleeman. Viv was a past Co-ordinator of LCGB, and also the recipient of our 2016 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Breastfeeding, which her family tell us she was very proud of, having it “on prominent display at home, and … Read More

IBCLC from Paediatric Nursing

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“I initially trained as a paediatric nurse, then later studied specialist community public health nursing and became a health visitor. I’ve worked in five major London children’s hospitals, covering everything from ambulatory care to neonatal intensive care. I always wanted to work with well children in the community, and although I enjoyed the adrenaline rush of high dependency and intensive care, I became … Read More

Speaker Bio: Chrishanthy Jayarajah

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Dr. Chrishanthy Jayarajah. MBBS, MRCPSPSYCH, DFSRH is a Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist working at Barnet Liaison Psychiatry service, North London and is to lead a newly commissioned PMH service in NW London. During her core training she worked at the National OCD/BDD Inpatient Unit at Springfield Hospital, SW London, which sparked her ongoing interest and research into OCD. She is particularly … Read More

Speaker Bio: Zainab Yate

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Zainab Yate. BSc, MSc, Doctoral Student has a Medical Ethics & Law (Imperial College, MSc) background and her doctorate research is in Bioethics. Her working background is in Public Health and commissioning within the NHS. She is Alt. Vice Chair and named qualitative lead of the North London Research Ethics Committee, with the Health Research Authority in the UK (HRA). … Read More

Speaker Bio: Professor Simon Murch

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Professor Murch is Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health at Warwick Medical School. Before taking up this post, he was Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Gastroenterology at the Royal Free and University College School of Medicine, London. His clinical interests include paediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), coeliac disease, food allergy and complex inherited enteropathies. He was the leader of the international … Read More