IBCLC Licensure and Access to Care

Two licensure bills have been filed in Massachusetts. In the House of Representative, presented by Marjorie Decker, H3496:  An Act to Improve Breastfeeding Care. In the Senate, presented by Adam Hinds, S1270: An Act Promoting the Health and Well-being of Mothers and...

Change in the Healthy People 2030 Objectives

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments regarding the Healthy People 2030 objectives. This is important to know because the objectives for breastfeeding have changed since Healthy People 2020. The public comment period...

Paid Family Leave in Massachusetts

Massachusetts has become the 7th state to mandate paid family and medical leave for workers. Contributions to the Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program starts on July 1, 2019 and benefits will be available starting on January 1, 2021. The final regulations for...