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 […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org […]
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, […]
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In follow-up to this year’s Annual General Meeting, we have compiled the following reports to update all of our members on what is going on at USLCA. We invite you to review, vote to accept the minutes, and include in your vote any questions you may have. We want to hear from you! Weren’t able […]
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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You’ve tried everything to help a mother make more milk, but nothing seems to be working. Maybe it’s genetic. Genetic variations in the ZnT2 transport mechanism may be the culprit. Zinc is essential to many cellular processes, including the synthesis of breastmilk. ZnT2 is a Zn transporter that is genetically controlled. ZnT2-mediated zinc transport is critical […]