Licensure and MLCA

Project Licensure is a committee formed from MLCA. The original goal was, and remains, licensure for IBCLCs. However, we’ve come to see that licensure is just one step. The larger set of goals is • to enable lactation work to be financially viable • to support access...

Four Reasons to Join or Renew

I can find plenty of inspiration for you to join or renew your membership with MLCA. You will, too. It’s easy to join or renew online. First and foremost, our local state chapter strengthens the network we are building amongst IBCLCs. Here are four other reasons....

MLCA Member Meeting January 12

Come meet other MLCA members and the Board of Directors. Tell us how MLCA helps you, learn about projects MLCA has in the works. We plan to have a webinar so you can earn one CERP! Free! Saturday January 12th, 2019       10 am -12 pm. Melrose Wakefield Hospital   585...

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...

Boston Celebrates Black Breastfeeding Week

Black Breastfeeding Week was celebrated locally this year on August 31st in front of the Boston Children’s Museum. Vital Village Network and the Boston Breastfeeding Coalition organized the event to raise awareness of the disparities and lower breastfeeding rates...

USLCA Conference – 7 Reasons to Attend

The USLCA conference was held in San Antonio, Texas, this year, and having just returned I feel rejuvenated, and excited about the year ahead! There was so much to learn, and I couldn’t help thinking about all the IBCLCs and others from our state who would have...

We Agree: Fed IS Best

Initiated by a US physician and mom, The Fed is Best Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer organization of parents and health professionals who study the scientific literature on infant feeding and the experiences of mothers through clinical practice and social media...

Welcome!

Welcome to the Massachusetts Lactation Consultant Association! I hope you are here because you are on the journey of promoting, supporting and protecting breastfeeding for mothers and babies everywhere, particularly in Massachusetts. If so, it is also my hope that you...