LCGB Members Volunteering During COVID Pandemic

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Some LCGB members have been letting us know what they have been doing during COVID to help support the families who may have been affected by changes to services. If you would like to add your story to this article, please get in touch info@LCGB.org  ANTENATAL WORKSHOPS ONLINE The Breastfeeding Education in Pregnancy Project (BEPP UK) is a response by … Read More

LCGB joins pilot of support app for isolated new parents during COVID-19

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Lactation Consultants of Great Britain (LCGB), along with partners Peppy and NCT, is delighted to announce our involvement in an innovative new digital platform to support new parents through an app. This project has been successful in winning funding from the government sponsored TechForce19, with their partners PUBLIC and the AHSN Network, an NHSX initiative to trial digital solutions to … Read More

Joint Statement on Protecting Breastfeeding

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Fifteen national infant feeding organisations including LCGB, issued a joint statement calling on the new government to invest in the health of women and children by supporting and protecting breastfeeding. This statement has been sent to all major party headquarters as a demonstration of best practice for whichever party comes to power. You can also use it as a basis … Read More

How green is your baby’s milk? – Guest Blog by Gillian Weaver and Natalie Shenker

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Lactation Consultants of Great Britain social media team focused a week on the climate strike in September 2019.  Our posts reached over 35,000 people and had over 200 shares on Facebook.  Instagram reached over 1600 people with the message of climate and breastfeeding being important and Twitter reached over 100 interactions. The LCGB social media team shared memes relating to … Read More

Black Breastfeeding Week 2019 – One Mum Tells Her Story

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Black Breastfeeding Week The MBRRACE Report showed that maternal and infant mortality is much higher in BAME families, and that maternal mortality among black mothers in the U.K. is FIVE TIMES higher than it is among white mothers. These shocking numbers are a call to action for every one of us to do our part to address them. Breastfeeding is … Read More

Guest blog: ABM Breastfeeding in Schools Resources

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Guest blog by Lyndsey Hookway, IBCLC Although breastfeeding can be a thorny issue for many, the fact remains that the vast majority of women who start off breastfeeding but stop feel a sense of sadness and regret. We’re not talking about forcing people to breastfeed, by the way. Most women who start off and then stop before 6 weeks feel genuine … Read More

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