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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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