Call for Research Participants

Calls for Research Participants Several people have reached out with requests to help find participants for their research.  Please find proposals below and be in touch with the researchers with any questions. From Robin Snyder-Drummond, past president of MLCA and...

USLCA Chapter Highlight

We are excited to announce that MLCA was chosen as a Chapter Making a Difference by USLCA. We are honored to have our hard work highlighted. If you would like to help further the mission and goals of MLCA, please considering joining us either as a member or through...

The More Things Change…

The more things change… politics, techniques… the more things stay the same… responding to baby, frequent feeding. It’s helpful to have good colleagues to navigate varied concerns. Why do policies differ in places? What does the research say? How do you manage a...

Updated Lactation Research

Checking the MLCA email, I see a question about Malungaay. This plant, also known as Moringa, is traditionally used in the Philippines and Southeast Asia for postpartum and breastfeeding nutrition. It’s eaten in soups and stir-fry. Here in the West, we can purchase it...

Two Breastfeeding Parents

We meet several configurations of families in our work. No matter the design, every family needs honest support, accurate information and patience. Rachel Hess, MS will present a relevant topic at our November 2nd conference. “Supporting LGBQ/T Families: Moving from...

Complicated Issues, Public Policies

I read an article this month that made me glad for the upcoming “It’s Complicated” conference on November 2nd. It was particularly relevant to Rachel Blumberg’s upcoming presentation: “Building Your Tool Kit to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual...

Some Complicated Questions

Listening to a presentation about preterm babies at home after the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, these questions kept coming up: Why, how often and for how long to fortify human breast milk? We’re glad to report that Dr. Marianne Anderson will be addressing this...

Breastfeeding Anytime, Anywhere.

Sitting on a park bench, she nurses her infant while the toddlers play. How convenient, the baby’s fed and the kids are happy. When loud noise at the airport scares the baby, the mother nuzzles her close and comforts her with breastfeeding. How convenient, the baby’s...