Virtual Lactation Consults during Covid-19 Pandemic

Posted on March 17, 2020by Margot Mann While we are warned that social distancing is essential to slow the spread of the coronavirus mothers & babies still need help to breastfeed optimally. Effective breastfeeding is particularly important to enhance baby’s protection against this virus and other infections. So telemedicine comes to the rescue with  virtualContinue reading “Virtual Lactation Consults during Covid-19 Pandemic”

A Birth Plan For Breastfeeding

A Birth Plan for Breastfeeding Adapted from article by Carrie Dean, Mama Bear LLC While most families go to great lengths to craft their birth plan, often times not as much preparation is put into the next two weeks at home. Of course, the first part of your postpartum plan is to hold, snuggle, kiss,Continue reading “A Birth Plan For Breastfeeding”

Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act Introduced in Senate

Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act Introduced in Senate, summarized from Congress The Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act has been introduced in the Senate by Senators Steve Daines (R-MT), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). The bill would require that certain public buildings that are open to the public and contain a public restroom provide a lactation room, other than aContinue reading “Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act Introduced in Senate”

Happy IBCLC Day!

Five Reasons to Ask for Help from an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® by lactationmatters We asked IBCLCs from all over world what lactation consultants do and when families should seek their help. WHAT is an IBCLC? An IBCLC is a healthcare professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding and chestfeeding. As Zoe Faulkner,Continue reading “Happy IBCLC Day!”