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After the first three months, many mothers start to settle into a bit of a rhythm with their baby and begin to feel like life has become a bit more predictable. Then around four months (or anywhere between three and six months), babies seem to change all over again, sometimes becoming more fussy, … [Read more...] about What happens at four months?
This World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August 2020), LLLGB has joined with 19 other breastfeeding organisations and are calling on the UK government to address the fragility of breastfeeding support services. Covid-19 exposes fragility of infant feeding support in the UK With breastfeeding support … [Read more...] about Joint World Breastfeeding Week 2020 Statement
Racial disparities in healthcare are evident in the UK, and the world of breastfeeding support is sadly no stranger to systemic racism. Not only are maternal and infant mortality rates in this country shockingly higher among Women of Colour than among White women, but there are also structural … [Read more...] about In pursuit of equitable breastfeeding support
Online meetings, for us via Zoom, are great in allowing us to continue to meet and offer breastfeeding support. Some advantages include getting support right where you are, without needing to get dressed, leave your home, maybe even leave your bedroom. You can be doing things right up until the … [Read more...] about LLL and community online – how we make it happen
While we currently cannot run face to face beginning breastfeeding courses, we're delighted to be able to offer a free online alternative. For more information, please click here. … [Read more...] about Beginning breastfeeding online – free antenatal courses
Breastfeeding supporters in the UK – both voluntary and paid – are skilled and experienced in offering breastfeeding support over the phone and online. Several helplines are available, and many have increased capacity: National Breastfeeding Helpline (run by the Association of Breastfeeding … [Read more...] about Breastfeeding support in the UK during the COVID-19 situation.
If your baby is exclusively formula-fed If you are unable to find your usual formula milk, you can use any brand of first stage infant formula milk. They are all required by law to meet the same nutritional standards. “Stage 2” follow-on formula milk must not be used for babies under 6 … [Read more...] about Milk for your baby during the coronavirus pandemic
I discovered LLL a month ago, 18 months into my feeding journey with twins, four and a half years after I started feeding my eldest. And it's become an absolute highlight of my calendar. For me it's an empowering, supportive space that makes the tough bits of breastfeeding feel easier, the great … [Read more...] about Why I had LLL all wrong (or Why I’m four and a half years late to the LLL party)
We want the new government to invest in the health of women and children by supporting and protecting breastfeeding. LLLGB and 14 other organisations have issued a joint statement calling on the new government to invest in the health of women and children by supporting and protecting … [Read more...] about Joint statement on protecting breastfeeding