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COVID-19 and Breastfeeding

ILCA Statement on Breastfeeding and Lactation Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic Statement released: 18 March 2020 All international world health guidelines agree: Breastfeeding should continue and be supported during the COVID-19 epidemic, with appropriate precautions. Breastfeeding protects infants and young children, particularly against infectious disease.1 When a person is lactating and becomes ill with a virus, […]

TABBY: Is Easier Better?

At what point does easy become complex? I recall, from my consultations with Ingram and colleagues when they were formulating the BTAT, that they were looking for a tongue-tie screening process that would take less time for the midwives to perform in the clinic. They then extracted certain elements from the ATLFF™© to make the […]

Is Sleep Training Helpful or Harmful?

Whenever I hear the words sleep training, I feel a little uncomfortable. Although I do not know much about the various methods of sleep training, it always seemed to me that letting a baby “cry it out” was cruel and potentially harmful. To become better informed, I listened to a presentation on the subject by […]

Announcing Hazelbaker Lactation Institute

Dr. Alison Hazelbaker, a global leader in lactation education, announced today the launch of the Hazelbaker Lactation Institute. This online platform intends to teach the art and science of lactation to practitioners and health professionals who assess, treat, support, and advocate for parents and their newborn children. The digital institute is an extension of Dr. […]

Senators Propose New Protections for Breastfeeding Workers

Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley and Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski want to expand the right to pump on the job to millions more workers. Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) introduced a bill that would extend the right to pump breastmilk on the job to salaried workers who are excluded under current law. If […]

Cannabis Use During Pregnancy & Breastfeeding – Recorded Webinar by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA

Cannabis Use During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA and presented by Praeclarus Press The rates of cannabis use among pregnant and breastfeeding women range from 5% to 5.7%. However, rates are significantly higher, ranging from 27% to 83% when considering other risk factors, such as unplanned pregnancy, lack of exercise, and 3 […]

Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition – Shaking It Up in Alaska – September 21-22, 2020

Per their website: “The Alaska Breastfeeding Coalition promotes, protects, and supports breastfeeding through education, collaboration, and advocacy.” This year’s conference features Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, PhD, IBCLC, FAPA, one of our partners! For more information and to register for their annual conference, click here.

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