Thank You, Tricia

June marks a time of graduations, recitals, weddings and other transitions. MLCA is marking a transition in our Board of Directors. We’d like to thank Tricia Elbl, IBCLC for all she has contributed to MLCA since 2016. Because her family has an opportunity to...

Honoring Rosemary Peterson

There are women who, for decades before us, continually advocated for lactation support and education. Rosemary Peterson was one of those women. I met Rosemary in 2000 when she came to our first BirthReady (independent childbirth education and support) event. It...

Education for Complicated Topics

Your trusty cadre of MLCA volunteers is at it again. We’ve organized an excellent conference, the fifth in three years. We are busy and we are good!  Save the Date, Register now .   “It’s Complicated” breastfeeding conference on Saturday, November 2,...

Breastfeeding in the Workplace

A breastfeeding mother could not pump at work. She sued her employer for workplace discrimination and won… millions of dollars. That news made the headlines at least twice in the last two months. To their credit, these women planned ahead, reviewed the...

What Do You Think?

Fellow IBCLCs, what do you think? As our profession grows, as we see changes in health care and we see new families…. there are important questions to address. Your voice does matter. • USLCA wants to hear from you. The USLCA annual Board meeting is asking for your...

Tongue Tie program on WBUR

How many times have you, as an IBCLC or a parent, heard about tongue-tie? What do you feel has been most effective or helpful for you in learning about this? This was part of the discussion on a recent NPR show. On March 19,  On Point host Meghna Chakrabarti presented...

Update on Legislation for Licensure

Our legislative efforts continue. This year, we have two bills in the legislature. Both bills have the same content, though the titles of the bills are different. Our heartfelt thank you for the support of: Representative Marjorie Decker. She introduced: H3496: An Act...

March 6 is IBCLC Day

Did you know that it takes 20 pairs of muscles and five cranial nerves to co-ordinate for a swallow?* This complex situation usually works, though sometimes we have to look deeper into why it doesn’t. There are several factors that make feeding effective. A...