Amplify

Amplify

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

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Ashley and Emmet’s Breastfeeding Journey

Ashley and Emmet’s Breastfeeding Journey

By Ashley Weber, PhD, RN, RNC-NIC Last year the Journal of Human Lactation published a case study titled, “Realigning Expectations with Reality: A Case Study on Maternal Mental Health During a Difficult Breastfeeding Journey.”  Below is the story of the “30 yr G1P1...

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Human Milk Analysis: What’s normal?

Human Milk Analysis: What’s normal?

By Laura Serke RD, CSPCC, LD, IBCLC Did you know March is National Nutrition Month? What a great time to talk about human milk! With the recent FDA approval for human milk analyzers, we will be hearing more about the nutritional content in human milk. As lactation...

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Let’s Build a New Pathway

Let’s Build a New Pathway

By Tiek Johnson I am a doula, so I undoubtedly think highly of the work doulas do. Growing up in a large family, I’m pretty sure I’ve been a doula for the majority of my life, but I unofficially stepped into the role in 2016 and officially trained in 2019. I define a...

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Culturally Appropriate Doula Care

Culturally Appropriate Doula Care

The importance of culturally appropriate doula support when birthing in dominant culture establishments By Dominique Gallo, IBCLC, RLC These days, birthing in the hospital is “normal.” When a family gets the news that they are pregnant, most go to see an OB or midwife...

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Reaffirmed commitment to inclusivity

Reaffirmed commitment to inclusivity

Dear Colleagues, Almost a year ago I shared with you USLCA’s affirmation of our continued commitment to inclusivity, especially the use of inclusive language where and when possible. On a personal note, some of the responses we’ve received have been incredibly...

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We want to hear from you

We want to hear from you

By Danielle Harmon, MPH I have recently been disheartened over several conversations happening in social media circles about "what is USLCA is doing wrong?”  I came to this organization 7 ½ years ago after working IN lactation with a tremendous understanding for the...

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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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