Weighing in on Obesity and Breastfeeding

Lactation Consultants of Great BritainSession Content 2015

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., IBCLC Public health officials have been sounding the alarm about the “obesity epidemic,” not only in the U.S., but in industrialized nations around the world. In response, breastfeeding is offered as an important preventative measure for both maternal and childhood obesity. Unfortunately, strategies designed to improve breastfeeding rates among women with higher BMIs often backfire and become … Read More

Breastfeeding, Food Banks and Poverty in the UK

Lactation Consultants of Great BritainSession Content 2015

Sally Etheridge IBCLC For increasing numbers of families in the UK, life has become worryingly uncertain. How do mothers with infants and babies cope when they are hit with crisis, whether through loss of family income, the stress of facing welfare cuts or coping with housing issues? Food banks and now baby banks are hitting the headlines. Yet the role … Read More

What’s New in Postpartum Depression Research: Recent Findings on Breastfeeding and Depression, Birth Interventions, and Preterm Birth

Lactation Consultants of Great BritainSession Content 2015

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA A number of recent studies have raised questions about the way we understand depression in new mothers. For example, what is the role of depression in breastfeeding cessation and does mothers’ prenatal intention to breastfeed make a difference? Researchers have also found that epidurals lower the risk of depression, but the sample sizes are often … Read More

Breastfeeding Makes all the Difference: Breastfeeding’s Role in Creating Resilience and Overcoming Adversity

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Kathleen Kendall Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA We do not live in a perfect world. Many new mothers have experienced abuse and adversity as children. They want to be good mothers. But they often wonder whether they will perpetuate the cycle of violence that they have experienced. They may also have a history of depression and wonder whether this has harmed … Read More

In search of the Black Mother: breastfeeding in art and life

Lactation Consultants of Great BritainSession Content 2015

Sarah Levitt MA FMA Ernst Neuschul’s remarkable 1931 painting of “the Black Mother” is a highight of Leicester museums’ important collection of German Expressionist Art. Strikingly realistic, it captures a moment in time when traditional breastfeeding practices were giving way to the bottle. Sarah Levitt, a costume historian by background, uses this picture as the starting point through an exploration … Read More

Support for the Breastfeeding Baby: The Chiropractor’s Role

Lactation Consultants of Great BritainSession Content 2015

Joyce Miller, BSc, DC, PhD Little is more important to the long-term health of the newborn baby than breastfeeding. All health care professionals must use their individual skills to assist the mother and baby to achieve a successful breastfeeding dyad. Mechanical forces during intra-uterine life and during birth may negatively affect the oral-motor function of the newborn. Although it is … Read More

The Impact of Birth Practices on Breastfeeding – UK focus

Lactation Consultants of Great BritainSession Content 2015

Linda J. Smith MPH FACCE IBCLC FILCA Explain the origin of birth moving from home to hospitals related to current outcomes. Discuss risks of induction of labor to mother and baby. Discuss outcomes of Cesarean surgery to the breastfeeding mother and baby. Discuss risks of chemical pain relief methods including epidurals on breastfeeding. Discuss strategies to help breastfeeding dyads recover … Read More

LCGB World Health Day Statement 7th April 2015

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Lactation Consultants of Great Britain Statement for World Health Day on the theme Food Safety, 7 April 2015. The provision of safe food is never more important than in the earliest months of life, and the younger the baby, the more critical it is. How we feed our babies and young children can have a profound impact on their health … Read More