Mastitis is always an unwelcome guest for breastfeeding mothers. New treatments for mastitis involving the administration of probiotics instead of antibiotics have been successfully used to outsmart bacterial multiresistance to antibiotics, biofilm formation, and other mechanisms used by tricky bacteria to evade treatment. However, might there be a way to prevent mastitis from appearing to […]
Congratulations to all of our 2017 award winners! Learn more about this year’s deserving winners!
Nominate yourself or a colleague by April 15, 2017 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. Learn more and nominate here.
USLCA Social Media Mission, Strategy, and Guidelines USLCA is using social media platforms to improve and facilitate communication with our membership, potential members, and the general public about our organizational mission. We can meet our objectives by: sharing original and outside content sharing relevant new research connecting members and chapters identifying and engaging with new partners driving traffic to […]
USLCA is excited to announce two new prospective board members. In accordance with the USLCA bylaws, directors will be elected by a ballot vote of the membership, by a majority of ballots returned. A tie vote shall be decided by lot. IBCLC members of USLCA are eligible to vote. Voting will be open from January 24-February […]
As 2016 draws to a close, it is good to take a few moments to pause and reflect on the many avenues in which USLCA has had the opportunity to advocate for the IBCLC® and serve our members in 2016. We had the honor of representing USLCA at events such as: * AAP Institute for […]
In an effort to provide a backbone to state licensure efforts, USLCA is releasing a model bill. The bill is available to all USLCA members by logging in below. Our hope is that this bill will help to guide each state through the process. If you have questions about the bill or wish to get […]
Breastmilk obtained within the first 48–72 hours after delivery by manual expression contains a higher fat content than breastmilk obtained by an electric pump. The higher fat content of manually expressed breastmilk during the first 72 hours following delivery may be due to the presence of hindmilk in the manually expressed milk.This may occur because […]
Are you a passionate IBCLC who wants to give back to your profession? The United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA) has opened a Call for Nominations to the Board for 2 positions. Applications for the following Board positions are now being accepted. Qualifications for a director position is that (s)he has been in good standing […]
The IBCLC® is the national standard in clinical lactation care. View this email in your browser Advocacy in Action September 13, 2016 Why Licensure for the IBCLC®? The purpose of all licensure is to ensure the safety of the public. Licensure of a health profession by legislation ensures the public that those using the […]