Amplify

Amplify

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

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One IBCLC’s Rest is All Our Reward

One IBCLC’s Rest is All Our Reward

By Nekisha Killings, MPH, IBCLCAugust 30, 2021 Black Breastfeeding Week each year is a time to look back and a time to look ahead. Many of us use the week to reflect on the ways that we have supported Black parents and families on their nursing journeys over the past...

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A Shared Responsibility

A Shared Responsibility

Candice Ward, IBCLC, CLC, CHW, Full Spectrum Doula Happy World Breastfeeding Week! The 2021 global breastfeeding theme is Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility. The timing of this topic is appropriate after the worldwide experience that has reshaped many of...

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Investing our time in DEI

Investing our time in DEI

Danielle Harmon, MPH “I don’t have time for that!” It’s a phrase we all have used at one time or another.  Often times what we are indirectly communicating, “that’s not a priority for me,” or, “I’m choosing NOT to devote the time to this.”  Time is a precious...

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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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