Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 – The United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA) has adopted new organizational guiding principles. The development of this new foundational profile, that includes USLCA’s Mission, Vision and Values, follows a year of organizational reflection and examination and reflect the beginning of an evolution of the association. “Like healthcare and community health […]
The USLCA submitted the following comment regarding the updated HP2030 objectives: The decision to eliminate all but one of the breastfeeding objectives from HP2020 is a surprising departure and raises concern for public health. Lactating parents and their infants face many challenges that threaten their ability to reach recommended breastfeeding goals. The proposed objective limits […]
In honor of Black Breastfeeding Week, we have compiled a list of Clinical Lactation articles that pertain to breastfeeding disparities. We hope that these will prove to be a useful resource to educate. Breastfeeding and Racial Disparities in Infant Mortality: Celebrating Successes and Overcoming Barriers Kendall-Tackett, K. Clinical Lactation, 5(1), 7-8. Intervention for Mothers Who […]
What does National Breastfeeding Month look like for you? Celebrating breastfeeding/chestfeeding parents? Advocating for family-friendly feeding policies? Normalizing breastfeeding/chestfeeding? Educating about the power of human milk? Tell us what you are doing for World Breastfeeding Week, National Breastfeeding Month, and Black Breastfeeding Week! USLCA wants to highlight the amazing work of our members. Email email@example.com […]
Every two years the World Health Assembly (WHA) of the World Health Organization (WHO) entertains discussion regarding the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes (“the Code”) to reaffirm support for the document, strengthen its tenets, and fill gaps in the promotion, protection, and support of breastfeeding. The United States was the only country that […]
****This is an ongoing situation and the post below will be updated as needed. Please comment or email us with additional resources to be added**** Many of you have read the New York Times article regarding the United States’ opposition to the breastfeeding resolution during the recent World Health Assembly. While USLCA works on formal response, […]
In solidarity with thousands of individuals and many organizations across the United States of America and the world, the U.S. Lactation Consultant Association calls on lawmakers to end immediately the forced separation of children from their parents at the U.S. border. This unnecessary practice is harmful to both adults and their children, and no justification […]
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Nominate yourself or a colleague by April 30, 2018 Now is the time to nominate yourself or a colleague to be recognized for outstanding contributions in our field. IBCLCs are doing great work every day and USLCA values the opportunity to highlight this devotion. Click here to learn more about USLCA’s annual awards and nomination […]
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