COVID Vaccine 101 for Skilled Lactation Providers

3 hét 2 nap ago
As information is rapidly unfolding about the new mRNA COVID vaccines and lactating families, we sat down with Dr. Lori Feldman-Winter to help our community get the information they need to support those with questions right now. Dr. Lori Feldman-Winter is a fellow in the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) and helped to bring their […]
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What IBCLCs Need to Know About COVID Vaccines

1 hónap ago
With countries in the process of authorizing distribution of the first COVID-19 vaccines, lactation consultants may have questions about accessing the immunization as well as available safety information for breastfeeding and chestfeeding clients. In this rapidly changing environment, ILCA is continuing to gather and disseminate international and regional updates about lactation-related COVID information here. Please […]
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Seven Ways to Promote the IBCLC Profession

1 hónap 2 hét ago
Looking for ways to promote the IBCLC® profession? ILCA has blog posts, infographics, and videos that you can share to help others learn about how IBCLCs transform world health. Here are seven ways you can share materials on social media. Each share makes a difference! Together we can educate our communities about who IBCLCs are, […]
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Teaching Baby-Led Weaning To Parents: A Guide For Lactation Consultants

1 hónap 2 hét ago
After receiving expert, skilled support from IBCLCs around early infant feeding questions and concerns, many parents return with questions as the time for starting solid foods approaches. An increasing number of questions over the past decade have been about Baby-Led Weaning – is it safe? When can it begin? What are trusted resources for learning […]
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Physical Therapy Techniques in Lactation

2 hónap ago
Patients and providers frequently turn to IBCLCs with questions and concerns about chest/breast and nipple pain, plugged ducts, mastitis, and engorgement. Whether it is a patient newly postpartum who is so engorged the baby cannot latch, one who is experiencing recurrent plugged ducts, or one who is exhausted having sought out treatment after treatment for […]
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Your ILCA Questions Answered

2 hónap 4 hét ago
At this year’s All General Meeting, International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) members shared questions with the board and staff. We were able to address most of your questions during the meeting, but were not able to get to all of them due to time constraints. Following the meeting, we reached out to board and staff […]
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Announcing the 2020 IBCLC Care Award Recipients

3 hónap 2 hét ago
Congratulations to the 2020 IBCLC Care Award recipients! In the midst of these unusual times, we thank you for your consistent dedication to promoting, supporting, and protecting breastfeeding by hiring IBCLCs and implementing projects and training that support high-quality lactation care.  What are the IBCLC Care Awards? Hospital-Based Facilities and Community-Based Health Agencies that staff […]
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Supporting Clients With Physical Disabilities

3 hónap 2 hét ago
People with disabilities are experienced at adapting to a world that is largely designed without considering their unique needs. Breastfeeding and chestfeeding parents are no different. As new parents, those with disabilities capably develop strategies to meet their breastfeeding goals.  As lactation providers, it is our obligation to familiarize ourselves with the unique needs of […]
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Working It Out: Combining Lactation and Employment

4 hónap ago
Breastfeeding and chestfeeding parents who are part of the workforce face unique challenges. If you are one of them, you have made an excellent choice for yourself and your baby! Below, experienced International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLCs®) provide their best advice for combining lactation and employment.  For many of us, how and where we […]
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Honoring Black Breastfeeding Week 2020: Health Equity and Access

4 hónap 3 hét ago
Please join ILCA in celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week! Traditionally held in the last week of August, Black Breastfeeding Week was initially created to address racial disparities in breastfeeding. This year’s theme – Revive, Restore, Reclaim – is being celebrated virtually this year due to COVID-19.  A lack of access to culturally matched skilled lactation providers […]
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Four Lessons in Optimizing Lactation and Birth Care During COVID-19 and Beyond

5 hónap ago
Interview with Catherine Sullivan Providers worldwide are working to understand and implement changes to the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) while managing the many challenges presented by the COVID-19. At the #ILCA2020 Virtual Conference, Catherine Sullivan, Director of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (GGBI) and an assistant professor in the Department of Maternal Child Health […]
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World Breastfeeding Week 2020 – Take Action: Societal Support for Breastfeeding and Chestfeeding

5 hónap 1 hét ago
How can YOU support action steps to support breastfeeding for a healthier planet? As a part of World Breastfeeding Week, World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) has identified six action areas for creating change. We are sharing the last action area – societal support – today.  Just learning about this year’s World Breastfeeding Week celebrations? […]
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World Breastfeeding Week 2020 – Take Action: Building Knowledge and Skills at All Levels

5 hónap 1 hét ago
Breastfeeding mothers and chestfeeding parents encounter a wide variety of providers from pregnancy through weaning. The importance of ensuring that those providers – from peer educators to IBCLCs to nurses and physicians – have adequate training was a key point raised in yesterday’s webinar. (To learn more about the Global Breastfeeding Collective’s webinar Achieving Health […]
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World Breastfeeding Week 2020 – Take Action: Skilled Breastfeeding Support Is Essential

5 hónap 1 hét ago
Following today’s Global Breastfeeding Collective webinar on Achieving Health Equity: Providing Skilled Breastfeeding Support Universally, we are focusing today’s World Breastfeeding Week action on the importance of access to skilled lactation care. As a part of World Breastfeeding Week, World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) has identified six action areas for creating change. We will […]
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World Breastfeeding Week 2020 – Take Action: Leaving No One Behind

5 hónap 1 hét ago
How can YOU support action steps to support breastfeeding for a healthier planet? As a part of World Breastfeeding Week, World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) has identified six action areas for creating change. We will share one with you for the next six days.  Just learning about this year’s World Breastfeeding Week celebrations? Get […]
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New Webinar – Achieving health equity: Providing skilled breastfeeding support universally

5 hónap 1 hét ago
As part of your World Breastfeeding Week celebrations, please join us for Achieving health equity: Providing skilled breastfeeding support universally. In this webinar sponsored by the Global Breastfeeding Collective, WHO and UNICEF, key global leaders will discuss why investment in skilled breastfeeding support is essential to achieving equitable health outcomes. The audience will hear from […]
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World Breastfeeding Week 2020: How Are You Taking Action?

5 hónap 2 hét ago
Happy World Breastfeeding Week! #WBW2020 Happy World Breastfeeding Week! International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) is excited to join World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) and other organizations and individuals the world over in celebrating #WBW2020. The theme of World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) 2020 is Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet! Lactation Matters will feature blog […]
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World Breastfeeding Week 2020: Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet

5 hónap 3 hét ago
Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet. Although this theme was created before the first news reports of COVID, equitable access to human milk is now more important than ever.  1 August marks the first day of World Breastfeeding Week, sponsored by ILCA partner World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA). Celebrated for seven days through 7 […]
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