The Lancet Breastfeeding Studies were published 28 January 2016 and highlighted not only the significance of breastfeeding but also the need for much greater support for women who want to breastfeed. Midwives, health visitors, paediatricians, lactation consultants, breastfeeding counsellors, … [Read more...] about Open Letter on the current crisis in breastfeeding in the UK
On 28th January 2016 The Lancet Breastfeeding Studies were published. This research project is the most extensive ever undertaken into the effects of breastfeeding; evaluating global breastfeeding levels, trends and inequalities. It also looked at the short and long-term consequences for both … [Read more...] about The Lancet series on breastfeeding: LLLGB comments
LLL Leader Lynsey Hansford looks at some of the amazing benefits of skin-to-skin in the hours and days after birth. Skin-to-skin has become a birth plan buzzword. The term has penetrated 'birthspeak' and, in my view, is at risk of being treated as a trend that is only paid lip service in the … [Read more...] about What’s The Big Deal With Skin-To-Skin?
World Breastfeeding Week 1-7 August 2015 Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s make it work! A Joint Statement from La Leche League GB, The Breastfeeding Network, Association of Breastfeeding Mothers, the Lactation Consultants of Great Britain and Maternity Action. This year the World Alliance for … [Read more...] about World Breastfeeding Week – A Joint statement
"Supporting Women's Right to Breastfeed": a Joint Statement to the Commission on the Status of Women 59, March 9-20, 2015 March 2015 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women. WABA (World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action) - of which La Leche League International is … [Read more...] about Supporting Women’s Right to Breastfeed
Are contaminants in breast milk cause for concern? We live in a polluted world and all human bodies accumulate environmental toxins which enter the food chain due to contamination of atmosphere, water and soil. However while reports often concentrate on breastmilk they overlook the fact that … [Read more...] about Breastmilk and the Environment
A new study, published 20th August 2014 in the journal Maternal and Child Health, has found that mothers who planned to breastfeed and who actually went on to breastfeed were significantly less likely to become depressed than mothers who had planned to, and who did not, breastfeed (1). This study … [Read more...] about New Study: Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of postnatal depression
Breastfeeding mothers often receive conflicting advice about whether drinking alcohol can have an effect on their baby. This can leave them feeling like they have more questions than answers. While women are often warned not to consume alcohol during pregnancy due to evidence that it could cause … [Read more...] about Alcohol and breastfeeding