LCGB is not responsible for the content of external sites. As far as we know, these organisations, groups and individuals comply with the World Health Organisation’s Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, which LCGB’s constitution upholds.
Information about Lactation Consultants
Association of Lactation Consultants Ireland
ALCI aims to promote the professional development, advancement and recognition of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) for the benefit of breastfeeding infants and children, mothers, families and the wider community.
International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners
Information about the examination
International Lactation Consultant Association
Includes a “find a lactation consultant” worldwide search
United States Lactation Consultants Association
USLCA is the professional association for US-based IBCLCs, which aims to advance the IBCLC in the USA, to increase access to IBCLC services, and to affect public policy through advocacy and lobbying.
Other sources of information and support for breastfeeding in the UK
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
A charity run by mothers for mothers, committed to giving friendly support and supplying accurate information to all women wishing to breastfeed.
Baby Café Charitable Trust
Baby Cafés are a network of branded drop-in centres which support breastfeeding mothers, so that they can get free, top quality help and support.
BfN’s aims are to promote breastfeeding in the UK, collect and disseminate information on breastfeeding and baby and infant nutrition, and provide information and support to parents on the feeding of babies and infants. It has extensive information on medications and breastfeeding.
La Leche League GB
Affiliated to La Leche League International which is a world-wide voluntary organisation, dedicated to providing support, information and education to women who want to breastfeed and to those who care for them.
National Childbirth Trust
The NCT supports thousands of people each year through the incredible life-changing experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.
All of the above offer support to breastfeeding parents with no strings attached.
The United Kingdom Association for Milk Banking
A registered charity supporting and promoting human milk banking in the UK.
The Human Milk Banking Association of North America
HMBANA is a multidisciplinary group of health care providers that promotes, protects, and supports donor milk banking.
Other charities and NGOs
Baby Milk Action
Calls for infant feeding information to be kept free from commercial pressures, and co-ordinates the Nestlé boycott in UK. Part of IBFAN. LCGB supports Baby Milk Action and is a member of the Baby Feeding Law Group.
A not-for-profit organisation whose aims are to give babies from all socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds the best possible start in life, through the development of educational resources and collaboration with health professionals.
The Manifesto is supported by LCGB, alongside over 30 other organisations and many individuals. It calls for the UK Government to implement 7 key objectives to strengthen support for breastfeeding. This would improve the nation’s health and reduce health inequalities, saving the NHS millions of pounds annually.
International Baby Food Action Network
IBFAN works globally to reduce infant and young child morbidity and mortality by the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding and optimal infant feeding practices.
The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)
is a global network of individuals and organisations concerned with the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding worldwide.
WABA are pleased to announce that our December issue of e-WABALink is now available here
Food Standards Agency
Information on breastfeeding, formula/bottle feeding, weaning, and the latest information on formula legislation.
The Infant Formula and Follow-on Formula Regulations 1995.
NHS Breastfeeding site
Provides health professionals with information and resources to help with their day-to-day work, and advice for women who are thinking about breastfeeding or who are actually breastfeeding.
NHS Scotland: Breastfeeding
Many useful articles, information and video clips.
Comprehensive information about the National Health Service.
Association of Radical Midwives
Promotion and protection of normal birth.
Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative
Works to introduce best practice in the health services, promote strategies for breastfeeding and provide accurate information for parents. Provides education through conferences and staff training.
World Health Organisation
Global databank on breastfeeding and complementary feeding.
Breastfeeding information, links and resources
The Association of Tongue-tie Practitioners(ATP)
ATP was set up in 2012 by a group of tongue-tie practitioners from the NHS and independent sectors with the aims of increasing awareness, supporting parents, assisting practitioners and providing resources for health care.
Dr Suzanne Colson’s Biological Nurturing is a mother-centred approach that suggests new ways to hold and cuddle babies to increase the enjoyment of breastfeeding, based on award-winning research.
Extensive information on breastfeeding compiled by an IBCLC, and links to articles by Dr Jack Newman.
Breastfeeding & Medication
By Wendy Jones.Publishers Routledge.
Offers courses and resources for evidence-based practice.
First Steps Nutrition
Comprehensive information on Infant milks in the UK.
Dr Ted Greiner
Articles and research on breastfeeding and nutrition from a global perspective.
Dr Tom Hale
Medications and breastfeeding.
Comprehensive resources in the field of lactation, women and infant health.
Health e-Learning (Australian site).
Online courses for LCs, IBLCE candidates, and Baby Friendly staff education.
ISIS – Infant Sleep Information Source
Collaboration with Durham University & LLL,NCT,UNICEF. Information for parents and health professionals.
Jones and Bartlett Publishers
Provides Breastfeeding and Human Lactation titles, available for order through the website.
Journal of Human Lactation
Independent Study Modules for Lactation Consultants.
Dr Wendy Jones
Website for Breastfeeding Network and community pharmacist
Kangaroo Mother Care
The purpose of this site is to promote the spread and implementation of Kangaroo Mother Care as the standard method of care for all newborn babies, both premature and full term.
Information on parenting and breastfeeding compiled by an IBCLC.
Lacthelpers Yahoo Group
Membership is required. This is a group for those who support breastfeeding mothers. It is not for mothers who require help.
The Practising Midwife
Monthly journal for midwives providing accessible, authoritative information addressing the needs of today’s busy midwife.
Dr Brian Palmer
Articles on links between lack of breastfeeding and dental and sleep disorders, and the impact of tongue-tie on breastfeeding and mouth development.
A video produced by Dr Evelyn Jain on the impact of tongue-tie on breastfeeding, with images of tongue-tie.
Informative website written by Carmen Fernando, Australian speech-language pathologist.
World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative
WBTi is an innovative tool,tracking, and monitoring breastfeeding support in different countries, and providing objective scoring and colour coding, making it easily understandable for policy makers.