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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.
Is Online Breastfeeding A New Thing? How The Pandemic Is Changing Everything And Nothing – By Corinne Botz And Mathilde Cohen

Is Online Breastfeeding a New Thing?

REPOST: Ms. Magazine features an article on breastfeeding support during the pandemic
The Integrity of the Remote Certified Lactation Counselor® (CLC®) Examination

Integrity of the Remote Examination

ALPP ensures the integrity of the CLC examination across all modes of administration.
New Lactation Counselors on BCHC Team

Lactation Counselors on BCHC Team

REPOST: Boone County Health Center in Nebraska hires two CLCs.