Amplify

Amplify

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

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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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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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