Joint Statement on the Upcoming Pregnancy and Baby Fairs

      We, Amanda Glynn IBCLC (, Carol Smyth IBCLC ( and Nicola O’Byrne IBCLC ( ) have come together to make the following statement re International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) attending non-WHO Code compliant baby fairs. The adoption of and adherence to the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes is a *minimum* […]

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No… Your Baby Won’t Swallow His Tongue!

I can’t believe I’m writing this post but this needs to be addressed. Today at the tongue tie clinic, I was asked three times by different parents if this was possible? To divide so far back the baby might swallow it’s own tongue…. It is years since I heard this myth being touted by doctors, […]

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How to Prepare for Breastfeeding: Top Tips

Here is a piece I wrote for recently…    Are you thinking about breastfeeding? If so, you might be confused about where to even start. I was. And even when I did feed, I encountered problems. The details of which are for another day. But, with perseverance and some professional help from a Lactation […]

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