Amplify

Amplify

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

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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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Amplify Black Voices

Amplify Black Voices

by Nichelle Clark, IBCLC, CBS, Founder, Black Breastfeeding 365 The origins of Black History Month can be traced back to 1915, when Dr. Carter G. Woodson established the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. Then, in 1976, President Gerald Ford...

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Beyond the NICU

Beyond the NICU

by Jessica A. Davis, BSN, RN, CCRN, IBCLC I realized that human milk and chest/breastfeeding had not been adopted as the standard of care for neonates born with congenital heart defects during my time as a bedside nurse in the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit at...

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Revitalizing Your Private Practice

Revitalizing Your Private Practice

by Denise Altman RN, IBCLC Many (most?) business owners are feeling stuck after all of the challenges of 2020. It’s hard to be creative or inspired when hit with wave after wave of difficulties. When your energy is used for frequent adaption, it seems like that is...

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Vaccination for Lactation Care Providers

Vaccination for Lactation Care Providers

The United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA) strongly advocates for lactation care providers to be treated as essential healthcare providers in the allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine.   Lactation care is an essential public health service that should not...

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