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...

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,...

United Healthcare Class Action Lawsuit

The new mother is asking for help and you know you could be of assistance. When she asks about insurance and payment, you tell her that lactation support, as a women’s preventative health service, is required to be provided under the Affordable Care Act. Nonetheless,...

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...