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2022 Annual Membership Meeting

  Join the USLCA Board and Staff in our Annual Membership Meeting as we welcome our newest board member, Bryna Hayden, acknowledge our award recipients, and share highlights from the last year and goals for the future. This year's Annual Membership Meeting is...

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IBCLC® Education Scholarship

IBCLC® Education Scholarship

Thank you to the generosity of Lactation Education Resources, USLCA will be offering two (2) education scholarships for the spring IBCLC Scholarship cycle!  These scholarships will offer each winner with a complimentary registration to LER's Lactation Consultant...

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2022 Board Member Vote

2022 Board Member Vote

USLCA is excited to announce the following candidate for our open Board position.  In accordance with the USLCA bylaws, board members will be elected by a ballot vote of the membership, by a majority of ballots returned. The candidate needs a majority acceptance to be...

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Emergency Response Resources

As we watch the news and reports of the events in Ukraine, it is natural to want to find a way to help.  Some people choose to send money, others ship supplies, and in 2022 we are fortunate to have technology at our fingertips to help us share information. As a...

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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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