LLLGB offers research based information and support. As well as mother-to-mother support we are here to help anyone who is working with breastfeeding mothers.
LLLGB Panel of Professional Advisors
LLLI Health Advisory Council
LLLGB Healthcare Professional Membership
Healthcare Professional Newsletter
Resources for Healthcare Professionals
Breastfeeding Information for Healthcare Professionals
Support in languages other than English
Breastfeeding In Emergency Situations
Ante Natal Breastfeeding Classes
The WHO Code
Our advisors are:
Dr Penny Stanway – author of bestselling ‘Breast is Best’
Professor Helen Ball – Professor of Anthropology, Durham University, creator of the Infant Sleep Information Source
Michel Odent MD – pioneer in water birth, home birth founder of the London Primal Health Research Centre, author of 14 books on pregnancy, birth and health
Sandra Lang – Consultant on infant feeding and pre registration training for WHO. Author of the Essential Newborn Care Course for WHO’s Pregnancy Childbirth, Postnatal and Newborn Care Programme, and the book ‘Breastfeeding Special Care Babies’
Dr Colin Michie – consultant paediatrician at Ealing Hospital NHS Trust
Dr Anthony Williams – Reader in Child Nutrition and Consultant in Neonatal Paediatrics, St George’s Hospital, University of London
The HAC is composed of health and social science professionals who meet the highest academic and experiential standards of their respective credentialing bodies and are recognized a authorities in, and outside, their professional communities. They act as consultants to La Leche League International regarding medical issues and research pertaining to breastfeeding and human milk. Members are chosen for their professional knowledge and experience and their understanding of the importance of the breastfeeding relationship, as well as their appreciation of LLLI as an organization in promoting and protecting breastfeeding worldwide. See a full list of members here.
Our Professional Membership costs £50/ year: members receive a paper or electronic copy of Breastfeeding Matters and a £10 voucher redeemable at LLLGB shop. To sign up for membership or find out more visit our Membership page.
Sign up for our quarterly Health Professional newsletter to make sure you get all of our articles and news, updates on our leaflets and resources including offers from LLLGB Shop and workshops in your area. Please complete the sign up form above.
LLLGB Shop stocks many titles recommended for breastfeeding supporters and health professionals, including some titles not available anywhere else in the UK. You can find our full selection by clicking here.
This poster is available as a free download to Health Professionals from the LLLGB Shop.
The LLLGB Shop stocks a full range of information sheets and leaflets for all breastfeeding situations and issues.
see our full list of Breastfeeding Information
Barriers to breastfeeding for younger mothers
What’s the Big Deal With Skin-to-Skin
Breastfeeding & Postnatal Depression
Breastfeeding & Contact Cases
Safe Sleep & the Breastfed Baby
Our Leaders offer support to Mums in many languages. Look at our page for more details.
If you would like to access support for families you are working with, in languages other than English, please contact our Administration Department and we will try to help you. You can also find articles, information and support on the LLL Europe website – it has contact details and links to LLL in 21 countries.
LLLI’s international online magazine Breastfeeding Today has translations of many articles in Spanish, German, French and Russian with articles in other languages coming soon. For more information click here.
LLL has been involved in providing support in many emergency situations across the world over the years, most recently with the refugee crisis in Europe. LLLI have collated a wide range of fact sheets and information in a variety of languages, which you can view here.
Please contact us for more information.
LLLGB has launched an Antenatal Breastfeeding Programme. The course will give parents the chance to learn about breastfeeding, meet other parents with similar concerns, and find out where to access breastfeeding information and support when their baby is born. Find out if there is a course planned for your area by contacting EDD@laleche.org.uk or contact your local LLL Leader.
LLLGB supports the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes. You can read it in full here.