Informing Advocacy With Research and the IBCLC Perspective: An Update from Michele Griswold, PhD, MPH, RN, IBCLC, Advocacy Advisor, International Lactation Consultant Association

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As skilled lactation professionals, we are committed to evidence-based practice but how can we also apply evidence to advocacy efforts for the families in our care? ILCA is currently working to ensure that a number of advocacy efforts are informed and supported by both the available research and the expertise of our IBCLC members. One […]
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Win a FREE #ILCA19 Virtual Conference Registration!

1 hét ago
Join Us for the #ILCA19 Virtual Conference! Earn up to 12 Continuing Education Units on the topics you need most.Build the conference you need: In addition to the scheduled sessions, select an credit from our on-demand learning in the Knowledge Center.Participate LIVE 26 – 27 July or watch on YOUR time – 60 full days […]
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An Update from Mudiwah Kadeshe, ILCA President

2 hét ago
The path to equity is a journey, not a destination. I am here to tell you that this crossing may be uncomfortable at times, however, the International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) is deeply committed to walking it together, with you, our members and the lactation support community. Progress on this passage will be marked by […]
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Impacts of Birth Intervention & Understanding Infant Competence: Q&A with Cathy Watson Genna

3 hét 1 nap ago
As one of the leading experts on assisting infants with anatomical, genetic, or neurological challenges to feed, we at Lactation Matters are thrilled to talk with Cathy Watson Genna, IBCLC. As the author of two essential books for lactation professionals (Selecting and Using Breastfeeding Tools: Improving Care and Outcomes and Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants), […]
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2019 ILCA Elections: Board of Directors

4 hét ago
The ILCA Board of Directors presents the following ballot for ILCA voting members to: select the next Board Secretary;ratify one Board member’s second term; and ratify the candidate for President-Elect. Balloting commences 24 April 2019 and concludes 08 May 2019, at which time all electronic votes will be tallied by the ILCA staff. All ILCA […]
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Two conferences for one

1 hónap ago
Help us celebrate that the #ILCA18 conference is now available in the Knowledge Center by enjoying two conferences for one. For a very limited time, register for the #ILCA19 full in-person conference package and receive 60 days of online access to up to 19 select CERPs from #ILCA18.* Register now! By registering now, your in-person […]
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ILCA Advocating for Maternity Protection at the International Labour Organization

1 hónap 1 hét ago
ILCA continued its efforts to increase maternity protection, including advocacy for nursing breaks for mothers, at the recent International Labour Organization (ILO) Centennial Celebration. The ILO, founded 100 years ago, exists to set labor standards, develop policies and devise programs promoting decent work for all women and men. Established as the first specialized agency of […]
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How Will #ILCA19 Change Your Practice?

1 hónap 2 hét ago
ENGAGE at ILCA’s 2019 Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, United States on 24 – 27 July. How will #ILCA19 Change Your Practice? We asked past attendees and here is what they had to say: Learn from the leading experts around the globe. “I really appreciated the opportunity to learn at this conference. There was a […]
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Get Hands-On Skills: Clinical Skills Rotation at #ILCA19

1 hónap 3 hét ago
Learn hands-on skills at our pre-conference Clinical Skills Rotation! Participants will rotate between four skill stations, learning each skill from expert facilitators. All stations last 25 minutes, with 5 minutes between stations. Quickly learn new skills or practice techniques with your peers. Two Rotation options are available and are held as pre-conference sessions on Wednesday, […]
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Advocacy Update: Research to measure exposure to breastmilk substitute marketing

2 hónap ago
ILCA, a NetCode partner, is advocating for research that aims to measure exposure to human/breast milk substitute (BMS) marketing in more than 90 countries worldwide. The Demographic Health Survey program collects, analyzes and disseminates data to improve population health in more than 90 countries. Funded mainly by USAID, several surveys with various target populations measure […]
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Human Milk in the NICU Resources

2 hónap ago
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 […]
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Protecting Breastfeeding in Legal Proceedings: Q & A with Liz Brooks

2 hónap ago
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 […]
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ILCA and WABA Statement for the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW63)

2 hónap 1 hét ago
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

2 hónap 2 hét ago
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? […]
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Five Reasons to Ask for Help from an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant®

2 hónap 3 hét 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 […]
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You Belong at #ILCA19 if…

3 hónap ago
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 […]
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JHL Cover Photo Contest 2019

3 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 […]
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Call for Papers: Ethics and Lactation February 2020 Issue

3 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 […]
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An Update from Mudiwah Kadeshe, ILCA President

3 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, […]
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ILCA Seeking Conference Program Task Force Chair Applicants

3 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 […]
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