We wanted to share with you this lovely photo taken at our Anniversary Conference recently. It shows keynote speakers Diane Wiessinger and Teresa Pitman, two of the authors of the wonderful LLL books Sweet Sleep and The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding. Diane is perched on the speakers' table demonstrating and talking about the 'cuddle curl' position that a breastfeeding mother naturally adopts when sharing a sleep surface with her baby. If you'd like to know more about sleeping safely with your baby why not take a peek at Sweet Sleep or one of our other recommended resources on infant sleep: Sleeping With Your Baby and Safe Sleep.
Our Anniversary Conference on 14–15th October was a celebration of 60 years of La Leche League International and 45 years of LLL in Great Britain. It was also a rare opportunity for Nicola, Kate and Sue, the team of LLL Leaders who run our Shop to see one another in person! Here they are above showing off some of the great range of books and leaflets we stock. Although Sue, Kate and Nicola live miles apart they run our Shop very successfully with the help of the Internet and the efficient staff at our fulfilment company based in Lancing. In addition to taking care of customer orders, sourcing new products and doing the business admin voluntarily in their spare time, they all remain active LLL Leaders helping mothers and running meetings.
Hope you spotted us at the NCT Babble event today in Birmingham. Here you can see just a small taster of the range of resources we have for mothers, breastfeeding supporters and health professionals. Don't forget you can sign up to receive the free LLLGB Health Professional Newsletter on the LLLGB website.
We're going to be at NCT Babble Live, NCT’s annual event for volunteers, practitioners and staff, on Saturday 8th October and are looking forward to meeting lots of people and showcasing some of our range of books and leaflets. Do call by our stand to say hello to La League Leaders Becky and Johanna. They can tell you how to connect with your local LLL Group and tell you about the free resources available on the LLLGB website. You'll also be able to pick up one of our discount vouchers, find out how to sign up for our free health professional newsletter and browse some of our great resources.
Bookings are open, don't miss the early bird discount https://www.laleche.org.uk/lllgb-conference-2016/
LLLGB's Anna Burbidge from La Leche League, sheds light on the vital importance of breastfeeding in giving children the best start in life.
"The importance of breastfeeding to human life should not be ignored or dismissed as no longer relevant in today’s world. To dismiss its significance and fail to invest in support for mothers who want to breastfeed is doing a disservice to us all." Blog post by an LLL leader #WBW2016
Read the full article here on the Unicef website:
If you’re expecting a baby and are continuing to breastfeed your older child, many questions may be going through your mind. Mothers can and do breastfeed while pregnant and more mothers now are doing so; some go on to nurse both their new baby and their older child after the birth. New for 2016 LLLGB's A4 information sheet Pregnant and Breastfeeding? is a handy starting point for learning more about breastfeeding whilst pregnant and about tandem nursing. And for more information the well-loved Australian Breastfeeding Association booklet, Breastfeeding Through Pregnancy and Beyond, is now back in stock.
Read about recent research on the safety of breastfeeding whilst pregnant and tandem nursing from author Hilary Flower in this 2016 article from LLLI Breastfeeding Today.
At the LCGB Conference keynote speaker Maureen Minchin shared her understanding of the generational effects on the immune system and DNA when breastfeeding doesn't happen and how this might relate to the increase in allergies seen currently. This is explored in greater depth in her book Milk Matters: infant feeding and immune disorder.
Today we've brought the LLLGB Shop to Basingstoke to the Lactation Consultants of Great Britain Conference. Here's LLL Leader, Louise showing off our stall. A big thank you to the lovely staff at The Ark Centre for all their help unloading the car. As you can see, we brought along lots of books.
2016 will be the 60th Anniversary year of La Leche League. Our calendar is a celebration. Each one of the 12 beautiful photos in this calendar was submitted by parents who wanted to share those 'Precious Moments' from their family lives and help us raise much needed funds to support breastfeeding families in Great Britain. Every photo is accompanied by a quotation from our book The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding.
Click here to order from our calendar shop price £10 (including UK P&P)