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...

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,...

Thank You, Tricia

June marks a time of graduations, recitals, weddings and other transitions. MLCA is marking a transition in our Board of Directors. We’d like to thank Tricia Elbl, IBCLC for all she has contributed to MLCA since 2016. Because her family has an opportunity to...

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...