Amplify

Amplify

Amplify – A collection of new ideas in lactation. A blog from the US Lactation Consultant Association.

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How are you evolving as a lactation care provider?

How are you evolving as a lactation care provider?

By Christine Staricka, BS, IBCLC, RLC When I say “reflect,” you probably think of sitting somewhere with your favorite beverage, thinking, maybe daydreaming. Not this time!  I’m challenging you to reflect by acting. Let’s use this season of reflection to create and...

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A Binational Community Solidifies Through the Pandemic

A Binational Community Solidifies Through the Pandemic

By Lizabeth Berkeley, MPH, IBCLC I entered the field of lactation through the lens of public health in the 1980s in New York City. Towards the end of that decade, I moved to El Paso, Texas on the U.S.-Mexico border and started a very different life. Thirty five years...

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Breastfeeding and Breast Cancer

Breastfeeding and Breast Cancer

While USLCA maintains our commitment to using gender-inclusive language, the following post utilizes gendered terms in line with the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine’s protocol to maintain medical accuracy.    ---- By Katrina B. Mitchell, MD, IBCLC, PMH-C,...

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A Tribute to Hospital Lactation Consults

A Tribute to Hospital Lactation Consults

By Angela Lober, PhD, RNC, IBCLCOctober 21, 2021 As hospital lactation consultants, we are advocates, academics, clinicians, educators, and mystics. When we meet a family, some of us meet thousands of families every year, we immediately adjust ourselves to fit the...

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Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

By Chloe McElmurySeptember 16, 2021 September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. Thyroid Cancer develops in the tiny but mighty thyroid, a gland located on the front of your neck, underneath your larynx (Adam’s Apple). The thyroid is shaped like a butterfly, with two...

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Connecting the Dots Between Breastfeeding and Mental Health

Connecting the Dots Between Breastfeeding and Mental Health

By Lisa R. Miller, MA, IBCLCSeptember 8, 2021 I think we can all agree that postpartum depression (PPD) is a thief, too often stealing the joys of parenthood. When it occurs, it negatively affects entire families and, unfortunately, goes undiagnosed and untreated in...

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