Welcome to the first issue of LLLGB for Healthcare Professionals!
This newsletter includes articles on Posterior Tongue Tie and Breastfeeding and HIV, an exclusive preview of our new, accurate Milk Volumes posters, discount codes for our information sheets and much more.
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Posterior tongue tie – prevalence and treatment by Dr Bobby Ghaheri
“I have previously described the difference between anterior and posterior tongue tie (PTT) but the concept still eludes many people. One of the most common statements I hear from medical professionals is that “posterior tongue tie doesn’t exist”. The most basic reason why people claim to not “believe” in PTT (as if it were a spiritual issue rather than an anatomical one) is that they know very little about breastfeeding and the relationship with tongue tie….” read more
Breastfeeding and HIV by Emilia Bertolo
“Because of the very low risk of mother-to-child HIV infection, BHIVA guidelines advise that mothers who choose to breastfeed should be supported to do so. The conditions are that mothers follow the antiretroviral therapy (ART) strictly, and that standard HIV tests show consistently undetectable levels of the virus in the mother….” read more
Maureen Minchin: why women’s milk is necessary
“Maureen argues that “milk is the necessary bridge from the womb to the world”, and thereafter the first 1000 days of feeding are the single most important factor in a child’s health outcomes…” read more
Milk volumes update Our latest information on milk volumes and how to assess effective transfer in the early days is here.
Special offers from the LLLGB Shop
Milk Matters: Infant feeding & immune disorder on offer at £10 under online retailers’ prices and exclusive signed copies while stocks last.
We are pleased to offer you a discount code LLLHP070616 giving you £5 discount off a Full Sample Set of LLLGB Information Sheets and Booklets (RRP £24.98); it expires on 15th August 2016.
It can’t be used in conjunction with any other voucher codes and is only valid for purchases made online; enter the code at the checkout.
New from the LLLGB Shop
The Microbiome Effect by Toni Harman and Alex Wakeford
“There is a whole world of important microorganisms that live on and inside the human body. The seeding of a baby’s microbiome with the correct sequence of bacteria and other organisms is a process that starts with birth and follows with breastfeeding. This kickstarts the baby’s immune system and helps to protect him from disease for his entire lifetime. However, interventions such as the use of synthetic oxytocin, antibiotics, C-section and artificial feeding could be interfering with, or bypassing completely, the microbial transfer from mother to baby. This book reveals a fascinating and important new view of birth and how microscopic happenings can have lifelong consequences for ourselves, our children—and our species as a whole.”
LLLGB Health Professional Membership
“La Leche League has been a vital resource for me as a midwife for many years now. When training in breastfeeding support was minimal, the books, the resources made accessible through professional membership, and the online resources, have allowed me to quickly find solutions to the not so everyday problems women encounter. More recently, local leaders have been there to discuss complex cases with, to work with towards improving the support available for breastfeeding families in Hillingdon. Most importantly I can refer mums to their groups knowing they will receive long-term support, consistently good information and a secure environment in which to continue their breastfeeding journey.”
Julia Masdin, IFC, Midwife & LLLGB Health Professional Member.
Our Professional Membership costs £50/ year: members receive a paper or electronic copy of Breastfeeding Matters, a £10 voucher redeemable at LLLGB shop and access to the LLLGB Panel of Professional Advisors. To sign up for membership or find out more visit our Membership page.
Health Professional Membership will allow you to book for our Conference (and all LLLGB events) at a reduced rate: bookings open later this month – don’t miss the opportunity to see Professor Helen Ball, Associate Professor Kerstin Hedberg Nyqvist, Dr Amali Lokugamage, Teresa Pitman, Diane Wiessinger and Laura Dodsworth joining us to celebrate 60 years of LLLI.
Update from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Breastfeeding and Inequalities
“The discussion was energetic and included innovative ways in which to get the attention of MPs and how to persuade breastmilk substitute companies to stick within the law…” read more.
Beginning Breastfeeding: our antenatal breastfeeding course
“LLLGB will soon launch an exciting new venture – an antenatal breastfeeding course for mums and dads/partners/support persons …” read more.
We add to our website regularly; find recent News & Research here.
Our eagerly awaited information on Pregnancy and Breastfeeding is now available here and as an information sheet from the LLLGB Shop.
Find information on common issues and concerns here.