Human Milk in the NICU Resources

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Do you provide care in the NICU setting? The Journal of Human Lactation has made a collection of articles, Human Milk in the NICU, free for a limited time.* Click the links below to access the articles now, available until 15 May 2019. Effect of Dedicated Lactation Support Services on Breastfeeding Outcomes in Extremely-Low-Birth-Weight Neonates […]

Protecting Breastfeeding in Legal Proceedings: Q & A with Liz Brooks

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As a leading expert in the ethical, moral, and legal conundrums that lactation consultants face, we at Lactation Matters were thrilled to talk to Liz Brooks, JD, IBCLC, FILCA. As the author of the only textbook focusing on IBCLC ethics and law as well as chapters and articles in several texts and journals, we spoke with her about common issues IBCLCs face […]

ILCA and WABA Statement for the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW63)

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ILCA, in partnership with the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action is calling on governments, trade unions, employers and civil society to enact paid family leave and family-friendly workplace policies in a joint statement. The statement is being released today, the first day of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63). CSW, a body of […]
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Get Inspired By Dr. Camara Jones

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Dr. Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, is a public health thought leader and pioneer, known for (among many things) her gift for telling stories that take your understanding of – and ability to break down – structural health inequities to the next level. Have you heard her speak about the cliff of good health yet? […]

Five Reasons to Ask for Help from an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant®

2 hét 6 nap ago
We asked IBCLCs from all over world what lactation consultants do and when families should seek their help. WHAT is an IBCLC? An IBCLC is a healthcare professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding and chestfeeding. As Zoe Faulkner, an IBCLC in the United Kingdom, shared, “IBCLC lactation consultants provide experienced, expert and […]

You Belong at #ILCA19 if…

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No matter your role in lactation, you will find what you need to better ENGAGE with your work at #ILCA19. If YOU provide clinical care… Gain practical skills at our pre-conference Clinical Skills Rotation, on topics including tongue tie, massage, and supporting families after an intensive care stay or emergency. Find clinical skills during our […]

JHL Cover Photo Contest 2019

1 hónap ago
Every year, the Journal of Human Lactation (JHL) hosts a photo contest for the coveted cover spot for the four issues published during the coming year. The annual photo contest is your opportunity to contribute to the journal and highlight your community. JHL is seeking photos illustrating lactation professionals’ education role, which could be an […]

Call for Papers: Ethics and Lactation February 2020 Issue

1 hónap 1 hét ago
The Journal of Human Lactation (JHL) is soliciting manuscripts about ethical issues pertaining to lactation and breastfeeding or chestfeeding for the February 2020 issue. Ethical discussions of these topics have been limited within the professional literature, despite the short- and long-term health benefits of human milk to families and communities’ health and wellbeing. JHL welcomes […]

An Update from Mudiwah Kadeshe, ILCA President

1 hónap 2 hét ago
As the president of the board of directors of the International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®), I deeply value listening carefully to you, our members. I also want to be transparent with you about our organization. In 2019, I will be sharing with you the things that have excited me, the ways ILCA is stepping forward, […]

ILCA Seeking Conference Program Task Force Chair Applicants

1 hónap 2 hét ago
Do you love bringing together lactation consultants and ensuring they have the skills they need to provide high quality, evidence based care? Consider playing a key role in the ILCA Annual Meeting and Conference by applying to become the Conference Program Task Force Chair (CPTF). This two-year position includes an honorarium and attendance at the […]

ILCA Seeking Candidate for Board Position

1 hónap 4 hét ago
Do you want to work alongside leaders from around the globe to shape the future of ILCA and your profession? Do you want to help set our path within the global breastfeeding community? Consider becoming a candidate for a position on the ILCA Board! The ILCA Board of Directors is seeking candidates for the Secretary […]

IBCLC Care Awards: Applications Now Open

2 hónap ago
Let potential clients know that your Hospital-Based Facility or Community-Based Agency recognizes the role of the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) in protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding by applying for the IBCLC Care Award. The IBCLC Care Awards are promoted to new families and the general public which means your facility can enjoy the […]

ILCA Seeking Lead Nurse Planner

2 hónap 1 hét ago
Are you a nurse who loves to ensure our education guides our best possible practice as lactation consultants? ILCA is seeking a Lead Nurse Planner (LNP). This remote position is compensated and includes attendance at the ILCA Annual Meeting and Conference. The LNP ensures that ILCA maintains its status as a provider of professional development […]

Top 10 JHL Posts of 2018

2 hónap 2 hét ago
On topics ranging from breastfeeding in the workplace to co-sleeping perceptions to opioid maintenance treatment, our community tapped into the top-accessed resources of Journal of Human Lactation (JHL) nearly 23,000 times last year. As we wrap up 2018, we compiled this list of the year’s top ten most accessed JHL articles. Planning on using research to […]

Presenting the Patricia Martens Annual Award for Excellence in Breastfeeding Research: Mary Renfrew, FRSE, RGN, SCM, PhD

2 hónap 3 hét ago
At #ILCA18, the Journal of Human Lactation (JHL) awarded the Patricia Martens Annual Award for Excellence in Breastfeeding Research to Dr. Mary Renfrew. This award is given, in memory of Patricia Martens, to a senior researcher with a history of excellence in breastfeeding research which has had an international impact on advancing our knowledge and […]

Your ILCA Questions ANSWERED!

3 hónap ago
During our 2018 Annual General Meeting, as a part of our #ILCA18 Conference in Portland, Oregon, United States, we gave our members the opportunity to ask questions of our Board of Directors. Since returning from the conference, we have been hard at work implementing suggestions you have made and exploring how the needs of our […]

Welcoming Michele Griswold, PhD, MPH, RN, IBCLC: ILCA’s Advocacy Advisor

3 hónap 1 hét ago
As a part of our ongoing commitment to transform world health through breastfeeding and skilled lactation care, ILCA is honored to welcome Michele Griswold, PhD, MPH, RN, IBCLC as our new advocacy advisor. This position was created in response to requests from members and partners to strengthen ILCA’s position and representation of breastfeeding and skilled […]

The Three Pillars Supporting Our Profession

4 hónap 1 hét ago
We here at ILCA® regularly answer questions about whose role it is to provide support for our profession of lactation consulting, for our credential known as the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant®, and for the education that gives us what we need to provide evidence-based care. Like many professions, lactation consultants are supported by three […]

Courageous Conversations Together at #ILCA18

4 hónap 2 hét ago
The ILCA Equity Committee, launched two years ago, played an important role in the 2018 conference in supporting conversations around equity, diversity, and inclusion. The Equity Committee provided Lactation Matters with this update on the committee’s recent efforts. Gathering together annually for a time of learning, networking and much more has been a core focus […]

Understanding International Policy on HIV and Breastfeeding: A Comprehensive Resource

5 hónap 3 hét ago
The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) has recently released the second edition of the HIV kit Understanding International Policy on HIV and Breastfeeding: A Comprehensive Resource. According to WABA, this kit is important for those working on breastfeeding and those working on HIV issues alike. It does not replace the detailed guidance from WHO/UNICEF […]


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