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LCGB Conference 2019

April 26 @ 9:00 am - April 27 @ 5:00 pm


LCGB Conference and AGM; Celebrating 25 years of LCGB

Fri 26 Apr 2019 9:00 am – Sat 27 Apr 2019 5:00 pm

De Vere Staverton Estate, Daventry, Northampton, NN11 6JT

LCGB is delighted to offer you at an all inclusive price an exciting two days with great speakers; a fantastic learning opportunity for lactation specialists and those interested in breastfeeding.

Residential conference  with on-site accommodation, meals and refreshments, plus excellent leisure facilities.

International & national speakers confirmed so far include:

Steven D. Townsend PhD (USA)
Steven was born in Detroit Michigan and graduated from M.L. King High School in 2001. He completed a B.S. in Chemistry at Oakland University in Michigan and Ph.D. in Chemistry at Vanderbilt University. After completing postdoctoral research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center he began an independent career at Vanderbilt In 2014.

  • Human Milk: Defence against Pathogens
  • Metals in Human Milk

Alyssa Schnell IBCLC (USA) 
Alyssa has been helping mothers and babies in the St. Louis area with breastfeeding for the past 14 years, first as a La Leche League Leader and now as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She works in private practice. Her practice, Sweet Pea Breastfeeding Support, provides prenatal, pre-adoption/surrogacy, and postpartum lactation consultations, as well as breast pump sales and rentals.  Alyssa also co-hosts the Breastfeeding Outside the Box podcast. Alyssa enjoys working with all mothers and babies, but she has an extra special place in her heart for helping mothers through adoption and surrogacy to breastfeed their babies. She is the author of Breastfeeding Without Birthing: A Breastfeeding Guide for Mothers Through Adoption, Surrogacy, and Other Special Circumstances and has been featured in Adoptive Families magazine, The Journal of Human Lactation, and The Journal of Clinical Lactation. Alyssa is the proud mother of three breastfed children, two by birth and one by adoption.

  • An Individualised Approach to Induced Lactation/Relactation
  • ReLATCH: Transitioning from Bottle-feeding to At-Breast/Chest Feeding

Lyndsey Hookway IBCLC (UK)

Lyndsey is an experienced Paediatric Nurse, Health Visitor, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Holistic Sleep Coach and Birth Trauma Recovery Practitioner, with over 15 years experience working with infants, children and families in hospitals, clinics, and the community.

Lyndsey runs a busy practice offering one-to-one specialist breastfeeding, bottle feeding, sleep, eating, behaviour and parenting support to families in the UK and Internationally. Lyndsey is a published author and respected speaker, trainer and mentor. She is the clinical director of the Holistic Sleep Coaching program.

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Whole event also includes Friday evening meal and bed and breakfast.

  • Other speakers and programme to be confirmed
  • Non-delegate partners welcome to stay at the hotel for a supplement
  • Single day attendance available
  • Private dinner for our party on Friday

CERPs will be applied for.

Please let us know if you have any dietary or mobility requirements.

Babes in arms free, please email events@lcgb.org if you plan to bring your baby. Breastfeeding babies and toddlers who need to be with their mothers are welcome at LCGB events. However this conference is not intended for children. Please respect the learning needs of other delegates.


Bookings after 12th April at the discretion of the organisers.

Cancellations will only be considered if requested in writing and received by April 8th 2019. An administration fee of £20 will be charged.

No refunds will be given after this date.

Substitutions will be accepted at any time

The World Health Organisation (WHO) code, Global Strategy, World Health Authority (WHA) resolutions prohibit individuals employed by infant feeding manufacturers from providing any breastfeeding education to mothers, LCGB events may not be used to support such work.

This event is suitable for IBCLCs, GPs, paediatricians, midwives, health visitors, dietitians, breastfeeding counsellors, peer supporters and all interested in breastfeeding.

Membership: LCGB has full membership for IBCLCs and associate membership for those interested in breastfeeding/aspiring IBCLCs. Membership £41 per year (£35 by standing order), www.lcgb.org/about-lcgb/join-us

Information about our two scholarship places will be on www.lcgb.org and will be sent to members.

Any questions? Please email: events@lcgb.org



April 26 @ 9:00 am
April 27 @ 5:00 pm
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