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A Win in Louisiana: Health Insurance Coverage required for Lactation Support Provided by CLCs and others

A Win in Louisiana: Health Insurance Coverage required for Lactation Support Provided by CLCs and others

The Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice is proud to report that the Governor of Louisiana just signed Act 762 into law. This law requires insurance companies to cover pregnancy-related and postpartum healthcare services. Any health coverage plan delivered in the state that provides benefits for maternity services shall include coverage for services provided by […]
CLC® Certification Program is Magnet Recognized

CLC® Certification Program is Magnet Recognized

As of January 1, 2024, the Magnet Recognition Program began accepted nursing and health-care related professional board certifications. While this change is documented on the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) website, the Academy wanted to further publicize, to all current and prospective Certified Lactation Counselors (CLCs), this news. The CLC professional credential is officially magnet […]
CLC® Certification Program Enters Another Year with  Prestigious Accreditation

CLC® Certification Program Enters Another Year with Prestigious Accreditation

The Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC®) certification program is well under way and thriving in another year of accreditation with the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB). This accreditation is specific to Personnel Certification Bodies and demonstrates excellence in the field through direct assessment of the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice’s (ALPP) policies and procedures around […]
Certified Lactation Counselor® (CLC®) Certification Program  Pathway Pre-Requisite Update

Certified Lactation Counselor® (CLC®) Certification Program Pathway Pre-Requisite Update

The Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC®) certification program is thriving in another year of accreditation with the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB). As of today, there are over 22,000 CLCs across the U.S. and territories, including on military bases around the world. The CLC program is rigorously evaluated by its Advisory Commission, third-party auditors and by […]
New Research Study Published by ALPP Director and Colleagues on the Impact of COVID-19 on Lactation Support Professionals

New Research Study Published by ALPP Director and Colleagues on the Impact of COVID-19 on Lactation Support Professionals

An article by Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice Director, Ellie Mulpeter, and colleagues from Curry College and the Healthy Children Project, Inc., just published in Frontiers of Public Health, is the first to explore the experiences of lactation support professionals during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 600 participants completed a qualitative […]
New, Expanded Childbirth And Breastfeeding TRICARE Benefits For Expecting Parents

Expanded Breastfeeding TRICARE Benefits

TRICARE now covers the services of three new types of TRICARE-authorized providers, including CLCs.
How The Marketing Of Formula Milk Influences Our Decisions On Infant Feeding

Launch of the New WHO/UNICEF report

This report draws on the experiences of over 8,500 women. It exposes the aggressive marketing practices used by the formula milk industry.
INFACT USA and IBFAN UK Protecting and Promoting Breastfeeding at the 75th World Health Assembly

75th World Health Assembly

INFACT USA and IBFAN traveled to Geneva to protect and promote breastfeeding at the 2022 World Health Assembly.
Academy Of Breastfeeding Medicine – Considerations For COVID-19 Vaccination In Lactation

ABM Statement - Vaccination in Lactation

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine has released a statement on COVID-19 vaccination for lactating individuals.
Competency Verification – The Foundation of the Professional Certification

Competency Verification - The Foundation

Competency verification is an alternative approach to training hour requirements and rote learning.