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...

Breastfeeding and Diabetes

With the incidence of diabetes rising in this country and throughout the world (an estimated 33.9% of the US population (1)), it is inevitable that as lactation consultants we will encounter mothers with diabetes, prediabetes, or a history of gestational diabetes....

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....

Class Action Lawsuit Settled in Favor of Lactation Support

Too often, families have been denied the benefit of comprehensive breastfeeding and lactation support. This despite the fact that the Affordable Care Act requires it, with no co-pay, deductible or cost to families. Recently a class action settlement was reached that...

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...