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,...

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...

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...