Equality & Diversity Report

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LCGB’s Equality & Diversity team are always keen to hear from members about good practice in their settings to increase or recognise diversity, or stories celebrating success among those from minority groups. It was wonderful to see the standing ovation that the delegates at this year’s Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative conference gave to breastfeeding peer supporter ZamZam Elmi, after … Read More

Specialist training day: Protecting Infants in Emergencies in the Developed World

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  LCGB in collaboration with Safely Fed Canada, are pleased to announce a training day on 4th December in Islington, North London, for commissioners and frontline workers from Public Health, Local Resilience Forums, emergency planners, infant feeding leads, health visitors and midwives working with vulnerable populations and refugees, and all other interested parties including peer supporters, on Protecting Infants in Emergencies in the … 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 in the … Read More

Maternity Action Launch Report in Westminster

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From Westminster, 7th November 2017 LCGB Deputy Chair Sally Etheridge represented our organisation and members at the Maternity Action Launch of Report on unfair redundancies for pregnant and new mothers. Speakers included Ros Bragg, Director of Maternity Action, MP Jo Swinson, and mothers affected by unfair redundancy. Several of those attending also shared their stories. Sally brought the topic of poor … Read More

Infant & Young Child Feeding in Emergencies in a Developed World Context

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LCGB in collaboration with Safely Fed Canada, are pleased to announce a training day on 4th December in Islington, North London, for commissioners and frontline workers from Public Health, Local Resilience Forums, emergency planners, infant feeding leads, specialist health visitors and midwives working with vulnerable populations and refugees, and all other interested parties including peer supporters, on Infant and Young … Read More

Outstanding Achievement Award, 2017

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We are pleased to announce that Clare Meynell and Helen Gray have been jointly awarded the LCGB 2017 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Breastfeeding. This year’s award winners have facilitated and brought together many related breastfeeding organisations and driven forward a national system for assessing breastfeeding strategy, policy and support in the United Kingdom. They have liaised with both organisations and … Read More

Honorary Membership Jill Dye

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Honorary Membership of LCGB is a tribute for individuals who have made a major contribution to the organisation.  It carries free membership for life and is a significant recognition awarded to very few.  To date we have had only six recipients in over 20 years. It is with great pleasure that we can announce on behalf of the committee that … Read More

LCGB Conference Sponsorship News 2017

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This year LCGB’s Conference sponsorship places have been awarded to Gretel Finch, and Kirsty Jenkins. Both are aspiring IBCLCs, with Gretel only needing to top up her current clinical practice to be eligible for the exam, Kirsty expecting to take it next year, and both well along the path. Gretel has been very largely responsible for bringing our research project to … Read More

2017 Conference Speaker – Carol Williams

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Carol Williams Public Health Nutritionist and Infant Feeding Specialist Senior Lecturer: Health Promotion and Public Health, University of Brighton, UK Co-director: Infant Feeding Consortium community interest company (IFCcic) Carol Williams is a Public Health Nutritionist and infant feeding specialist with a long and varied experience of working on food and health issues in the UK and internationally, primarily in the … Read More

IMPORTANT – IBCLC questionnaire!

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Dear IBCLC, I am a Research Associate at the University of Bristol in the School of Experimental Psychology and I would like to invite you to take part in a research study (questionnaire based) examining the role and current practice of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants in Great Britain.  This research is being carried out in collaboration with Lactation Consultants … Read More