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...

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...

Advocacy That Works

Reading about successful class action suits is encouraging. Though before it comes to a lawsuit, calls and letters can make a difference. Some insurance companies have recognized the value of IBCLC care sooner than later. Here’s an example. In November 2016,...