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,...

Honoring Rosemary Peterson

There are women who, for decades before us, continually advocated for lactation support and education. Rosemary Peterson was one of those women. I met Rosemary in 2000 when she came to our first BirthReady (independent childbirth education and support) event. It...

Education for Complicated Topics

Your trusty cadre of MLCA volunteers is at it again. We’ve organized an excellent conference, the fifth in three years. We are busy and we are good!  Save the Date, Register now .   “It’s Complicated” breastfeeding conference on Saturday, November 2,...

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...

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...