Amplify

Amplify

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

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PRIDE and Our Profession

PRIDE and Our Profession

Stephanie Wagner, BSN, RN, CLE, IBCLC, RLC June is my favorite month of the year! Why, you ask?! Because June is PRIDE month for the LGBTQ+ community, a community I am so proud to exist in! PRIDE, PRIDE, PRIDE, PRIDE, PRIDE, PRIDE, PRIDE! I have it, I live it, and in...

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A doula’s impact on lowering Cesarean intervention

A doula’s impact on lowering Cesarean intervention

Molly Green, Professional Doula The purpose of a doula is to provide continual care for a birthing person that allows them to feel safe in their desired space, supported in their choices, and satisfied with their experience. This used to be a lofty description to go...

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Commitment to Inclusivity

Commitment to Inclusivity

Dear USLCA Colleagues, Recently, our esteemed colleague Elizabeth Kirts Smith shared thoughts on her journey through the breastfeeding world, personally and professionally, as well as the many ways that the pregnancy, birth, and lactation processes intertwine.  Her...

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The Idea that Spawned an Entire Profession

The Idea that Spawned an Entire Profession

Chele Marmet, Lactation Institute Co-Founder “I had no idea that your brilliant idea would take the rest of our lives,” Ellen Shell told Chele Marmet many years after the two cofounded the Lactation Institute in Los Angeles, CA in 1979. Chele’s brilliant idea was...

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The Bridge Between Past  Future: IBCLC® Day 2021

The Bridge Between Past Future: IBCLC® Day 2021

by Christine Staricka, BS, IBCLC, RLC, Trained Childbirth Educator Did they know what they were doing, the women who founded the IBCLC credential and launched a profession?  Did they understand they were creating a pathway for incredible ideas for making a difference...

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Responding to FridaMom

Responding to FridaMom

The recent advertisement from FridaMom, produced for the 2021 Golden Globe awards, depicts the raw truth behind the experience of many lactating parents, especially in the early days.  The edited version that aired was a bit more conservative than its original...

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