New Tools for Implementing Lactation Counselling Programs

4 hét ago
“Skilled breastfeeding counselling meant that breastfeeding could remain a choice for me and my baby.”  “Having skilled breastfeeding counselling completely changed my mental state. It was transformative.” “Without it, I probably would have just given up and never breastfed ever again.” These are direct quotes from parents, shared in a new video released during the […]
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JHL Offers Open Access Articles During World Breastfeeding Month

1 hónap 2 hét ago
How can you stay up-to-date on changes at BFHI, learn the history of the lactation field, and take in new approaches about the language we use when we talk about breastfeeding and chestfeeding care? By staying up-to-date with the Journal of Human Lactation (JHL).  Now through the end of the month, the following articles are […]
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Eight Easy Ways to Get Involved with World Breastfeeding Week

1 hónap 3 hét ago
World Breastfeeding Week begins today, 1 August! Interested, but not sure how to get involved?  This post is for you. World Breastfeeding Week has been celebrated every August since 1992. But this year, it has a special importance. As COVID-19 continues to pose enormous challenges across the globe, helping parents provide human milk for their […]
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Promote World Breastfeeding Week: Add a Frame to Your Profile Image

1 hónap 3 hét ago
Sunday 1 August through Saturday 7 August is World Breastfeeding Week! Show your support by changing your profile frame on Facebook. How to Add a Profile Frame on Desktop  UPDATE: Skip the steps below and add the frame easily by clicking this link: https://www.facebook.com/profilepicframes/?selected_overlay_id=520314699052088 Navigate to your profile page by clicking your name on top […]
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World Breastfeeding Week 2021: Lactation Consultants Critical to the Chain of Support

2 hónap 1 hét ago
As a lactation professional, you know that successful breastfeeding or chestfeeding rarely happens in isolation. Parents providing human milk to their babies need the support of healthcare providers, partners and extended families, employers, and wider communities to thrive.  Every person a parent contacts forms a link in the chain. The more solid the links, the […]
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Call for Videos: Impacts of Skilled Breastfeeding Counselling

3 hónap ago
The Global Breastfeeding Collective is creating a video highlighting the impact of skilled breastfeeding counselling on mothers’ ability to start breastfeeding, breastfeed exclusively (avoid formula), or keep breastfeeding their babies for as long as they planned or wanted to and we need your help. Research shows that more mothers breastfeed when they receive good breastfeeding […]
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A Letter from the ILCA President: Our Shared Obligation to the Code

3 hónap 1 hét ago
As we honor how much has been accomplished in the 40 years since the adoption of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (“the Code”), we must also recognize that our work to enact and enforce the Code is far from complete. Of the 194 countries in the world, only 25 countries have enacted […]
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JHL Seeks Submissions on Laws, Policies

3 hónap 3 hét ago
Around the globe, parents’ options and choices about feeding their infants and young children are influenced by an ever-changing patchwork of laws and policies.  Has your work as a lactation professional brought you up close and personal with such a law or policy? And would you like to share what you’ve learned?  If so, you […]
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ILCA Statement in Support of the 40th Anniversary of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (the Code)

4 hónap ago
Research tells us that the overwhelming majority of mothers want to breastfeed, but they don’t always reach their breastfeeding goals. Less than half of newborns begin breastfeeding in the first hour of life, and only 44% of infants are exclusively breastfed at six months.1 One of the most significant challenges to improving breastfeeding rates worldwide […]
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Promote the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes: Add a 40th Anniversary Frame To Your Profile Image

4 hónap ago
Friday, 21 May 2021 marks the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes (the Code) by the 34th World Health Assembly. Show your support for the implementation and monitoring of these critical efforts to limit the aggressive and predatory marketing of breastmilk substitutes, including commercial milk formula. Change […]
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Talking Tongues: New Lingual Frenulum Research Challenges Previous Beliefs

4 hónap 1 hét ago
How would it change your practice if you learned that just about everything you think you know about the lingual frenulum is wrong?   New research to be presented at the International Lactation Consultant Association’s Annual Conference in Texas in July suggests exactly that, with serious implications for lactation professionals’ work. As a Pediatric ENT Consultant […]
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ILCA Board Nominations Now Open

4 hónap 3 hét ago
The perspective of each IBCLC is unique. Your viewpoint is shaped by whether you practice in the community, in a health-care facility, or as a researcher. In your region of the world, you may hold a different vantage point based on the cultural needs and practices of the families that you serve. And yet there […]
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Beyond Borders: Creating Collaborations that Work

4 hónap 4 hét ago
What do you do when your job is to help breastfeeding families in your local area—but your local area comprises three states, two countries, and two languages? If you’re Elsa Quintana, you become an expert in collaboration—in envisioning it, in building it, and in funding it. Quintana, BA, IBCLC, BCJ, works at the intersection of […]
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Call for Papers: JHL Call for Special Issue on Laws and Policies Related to Infant and Young Child Feeding

5 hónap 2 hét ago
The Journal of Human Lactation (JHL) is soliciting manuscripts for their February 2022 special issue on a wide variety of topics pertaining to laws and policies related to infant and young child feeding.  Submissions can include original research, literature reviews, case studies, and insights into practice and policy. Examples of topics include, but are not […]
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JHL Offers Open Access Case Study Collection

5 hónap 4 hét ago
If an IBCLC® you knew helped a client with a history of breast cancer induce lactation for an adopted infant, wouldn’t you want to hear the story? How about if a friend had been involved in a study measuring COVID-19 antibodies in human milk during the newborn phase? Definitely a great story to hear! Case […]
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IBCLC Care Awards: Applications Now Open

7 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 […]
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IBCLC Day 2021: Honoring You

7 hónap ago
It would be difficult to think of a year when being an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) has been so challenging—or so important. In 2021, birthing and lactating families all over the world have faced unprecedented hurdles as they’ve brought their babies into the world amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They have needed the help […]
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Understanding Why Parent-Infant Separation Became the Norm During COVID-19

7 hónap 1 hét ago
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, a troubling trend emerged—as hospitals struggled to understand the new risk, birthing parents and their infants were routinely being separated. Parents were told not to breastfeed or chestfeed, or counseled to only feed expressed milk. Babies were spending the first days of their lives unable to be in contact with […]
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