Author Archives: Melissa

  • Support Licensure for Lactation Consultants in Washington State

    Posted on July 16, 2016 by in Licensure and reimbursement

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded preventative health care services to include breastfeeding support. As of August 1, 2012, health plans in the United States were generally required to cover “breastfeeding support, supplies and counseling” in conjunction with each birth. Yet, here we sit years later, and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs), who are […]

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  • Let’s Get Together and Spread the Boobie Love

    Posted on May 17, 2013 by in Advocacy

      There’s a lot of hoopla in the field of lactation, specifically regarding credentialing, licensure, and reimbursement for lactation professionals, as we work to integrate lactation care into the healthcare industry.  I’ve seen and heard and been a part of many conversations about the various roles/providers and how they fit into the very new and still […]

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  • IBCLCs Make a Difference

    Posted on March 6, 2013 by in Normal Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding Support

      As seen on Bloom Spokane. International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) are healthcare professionals who are recognized as the experts in the field of lactation.  In honor of IBCLC Day 2013, here are four ways IBCLCs make a difference on breastfeeding: Help Families When prenatal education and postpartum care is provided to women from […]

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