NBAW 2019 – Round Up

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National Breastfeeding Week 2019 SCOTLAND This year Scotland literally kicked off Breastfeeding Weeks across the UK, with the launch of their new Scotland breastfeeding welcome scheme at Dundee Football Club. See this tweet. link to ScotGov video for Bf welcome scheme https://twitter.com/scotgov/status/1134791707298533376 NHS LanarkshIre published a video on breastfeeding out and about. Activities and resources came from all over Scotland: … Read More

NBAW 2019 England – One Young Mum’s Story

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My name is Darcie, and I am a mother of two. I was 18 years old when I first started breastfeeding. I only knew one other person that breastfed and so I was completely oblivious to how difficult the early days could be! I knew nothing about cluster feeding, or how to seek the correct support. For the first four … Read More

NBAW 2019 – Update from our Equity and Diversity Team

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For #CelebrateBreastfeeding Week, the LCGB Equality and Diversity team would like to share some of our work. Supporting skilled breastfeeding support which incorporates cultural competency, is an essential part of the Code of Professional Conduct for all IBCLCs. We are part of a multicultural country. Parents and their babies can experience difficulties finding the help and support they need during their … Read More

NBAW 2019 England – Skin to Skin by JennyTheM

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A Call To Arms for #SkinToSkin © JennyTheM – Breastfeeding Week England 2019 NB Spoiler alert ? May contain evidence that #SkinToSkin leads to successful breastfeeding It started with a DM (a direct private message sent privately to someone you follow on Twitter) This week I had quite a poignant DM from an infant feeding team, about paediatricians putting up … 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

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

Planning Your Route

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There are three pathways to fulfilling the prerequisites for the IBCLC exam, set by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE).   Pathway 1 is the most commonly used in the UK by health professionals, peer supporters, and breastfeeding counsellors.  For more information about pathway 1 click HERE   Pathway 2 requires an accredited academic programme, which is not currently available … Read More