This month, we’re excited to share information from the Southeastern Lactation Consultant Association (SELCA). SELCA is one of the first professional associations for lactation, having been established as a regional association over 30 years ago. SELCA works closely in partnership with International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) and other national organizations, such as Reaching Our Sisters […]
This month, we’re excited to share information from the Michigan Association of Lactation Consultants (MALC). Established in 1987, MALC currently has an impressive 64 members. Through this fall’s quarterly chapter reports, MALC informed USLCA about their chapter scholarship program. Their program will offer a certain number of $250 scholarships to MALC members who are certifying or […]
USLCA is excited to launch and begin recruitment for members of our advocacy committee. Are you interested in legislation? Have experience in policy initiatives? Complete a committee application today! Contact Executive Director, Danielle Harmon with questions!
USLCA is excited to announce the candidates for our two open board member positions. In accordance with the USLCA bylaws, board members will be elected by a ballot vote of the membership, by a majority of ballots returned. Each candidate needs a majority acceptance to be awarded their board seat. IBCLC members of USLCA are […]
USLCA’s new membership structure is now available to new and existing members. Join or renew here! Want to review more about which membership level may be right for you? Learn more here or download our membership flyer.
USLCA response to the recent Breastfeeding Medicine article, Management of Cannabis Use in Breastfeeding Women: The Untapped Potential of Certified Lactation Consultants Dear Colleagues, The Board of Directors of the United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA) read with great interest your publication, “Management of Cannabis Use in Breastfeeding Women: The Untapped Potential of Certified Lactation […]
The USLCA Board of Directors is now accepting nominations for a board seat beginning spring 2020. Nominations will be accepted through November 30, 2019 for installment at the 2020 Annual Membership Meeting. Qualifications include: Current IBCLC USLCA member in good standing for at least 2 years Candidates that enhance diversity of thought and representation are […]
This Clinical Pearl comes from Rob Revelette MD, PhD, FAAP. Dr. Revelette is a pediatrician and former president of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). In his following essay, Dr. Revelette outlines and questions the AAP’s relationship with formula companies. It is Time for the American Academy of Pediatrics to Stop […]
The US Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA) exists to support the advancement of the lactation profession across the United States so that all families have access to appropriate lactation care. Advancing the profession requires increasing education and training opportunities for all who aspire to make lactation their vocation, especially those in underrepresented and historically marginalized communities […]
The Establishment of a USLCA Advisory Board When the USLCA board undertook its organizational examination in 2017-2018, it did so with the purpose of identifying how it could enhance its value to its members and grow in both numbers and prominence as an organization. USLCA embraced this task fully understanding that it might discover organizational […]