As a Massachusetts non-essential business, we are required to comply with Governor Baker's COVID-19 emergency orders and stop in-person operations. However, while our office will be closed to staff and the public until at least May 25, we are working remotely. You can still reach us via the contact form or by email at info@alpp.org. We look forward to being able to assist you from the office again soon.

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Hospitals are separating mothers and newborns during the coronavirus pandemic — with little evidence it will help slow the spread of disease

Hospitals separating mothers and newborns

Long-abandoned, harmful childbirth practices are coming back, according to a recent article in the Boston Globe.
Pump and pick up breastmilk program in county jails

Breastmilk program in CA county jails

Information on California AB 2507 which requires county jails to develop and implement an infant and toddler breast milk feeding policy.
CLC Working On Contact Tracing Team During Pandemic

CLC Working on Contact Tracing

Susan Thomas-Young works with Lorain County Public Health for its epidemiology and surveillance team.
Certified Lactation Counselor Providing Care In The Pandemic

CLC Providing Care During the Pandemic

Jeanne Pichoff, an occupational therapist and certified lactation counselor, is working hard during the pandemic.
New Study Finds More Lactation Support Professionals Related to Lower Rates of Childhood Obesity in Pennsylvania

Lactation Support and Childhood Obesity in PA

The presence of CLCs and IBCLCs in PA is associated with lower rates of childhood obesity and higher rates of breastfeeding.
Washington Post - Choosing midwives and home births in the age of the coronavirus

Choosing midwives and home births

Women around the country are changing their birthing plans as patients infected with covid-19 fill hospitals.
Certified Lactation Counselors in the news!

Certified Lactation Counselors in the news!

REPOST: VolumeOne piece out of Chippewa Valley: Certified Lactation Counselors: What They Do, and How They Can Help
Submit Your Input on the Upcoming Revision to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Dietary Guidelines - Action Needed!

Last week, the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee circulated an action alert for public comments on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Community-Based Doula Skills - HealthConnectOne

Community-Based Doula Skills - HealthConnectOne

Pregnant women in correctional facilities face many issues like isolation, lack of mental health support, etc...
Paid Family Medical Leave in U.S. House

Paid Family Medical Leave in U.S. House

REPOST: United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) Weekly Wire

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