The Kentuckiana Lactation Improvement Coalition provides professional education, networking, communication, and mutual support among Lactation Consultants and other health professionals concerned with breastfeeding in Kentucky and Southeast Indiana.
Upcoming KLIC Quarterly Meetings
May 7, 2019
August 6, 2019
November 5, 2019
Check out all of the Continuing Education opportunities in Kentucky and online in the Calendar!
Next Meeting - May 7, 2019
Marijuana in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: The Stakes are Getting Higher
Laura Borgelt, PharmD
May 7, 2019
6:00 – 6:30 pm Networking and Dinner
6:30—7 pm KLIC Meeting
7 - 8 pm CE Presentation
Norton Women's & Children's Hospital,
Medical Plaza 1, Lower Level Room D
3999 Dutchmans Lane
Enter at Entrance #1. Park in garage or parking lot, go to lower level.
Dinner provided by KLIC. RSVP for Dinner by May 6 to Robin Gillespie, KLIC Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please inform us of any dietary needs when you RSVP.
Dinner and CEU free to KLIC members, $10 for CEU. Use the button at the right to pay.
Download the flyer here for more details. Please share with your colleagues.
In the News:
VICTORY! Pregnant Workers Act Passes!
Senate Bill 18, the Pregnant Workers Act, passed on Thursday, March 28.Thank you to everyone who contacted KY House members!
We are now waiting for the Governor's signature, and hoping for a bill-signing ceremony. We'll post ceremony details at our FB page, @KLICBF.
Upcoming Educational Opportunities:
- The next Bi-Monthly Coalitions Webinar will be Tuesday, April 9 at 2 pm EST. "Idaho Breastfeeding Coalition Facilitates Hospital and WIC Community Partnership." We will explore how this small group project grew with the help of the Idaho Breastfeeding Coalition to include a diverse rural and urban geographic area of the state of Idaho and facilitated a partnership of a health system of eight hospitals and community WIC peer counseling programs from three Health Districts to improve breastfeeding support transition from hospital to community.
- Join Black Mamas Matter Alliance on April 12, from 3-4 p.m. ET for their "Decolonizing Research in Black Maternal Health" webinar and again on April 15, from 3-4 p.m. ET for their "Maternal Health Policy Priorities for Black Mamas". Register at https://bit.ly/2V35ATv
- Cheer: Center for Health Equity, Education and Research webinar on Wednesday, April 17, from 1-2 p.m. ET on "Infant Feeding in Emergencies: CHEER's work with refugees in Greece". Presenters will discuss important considerations for infant feeding in emergency situations and their recent work with refugee populations in Greece. Register for this FREE webinar at https://bit.ly/2HWf4wn
- The next Michigan BF Network webinar is Tuesday, April 16, 1-2pm EST. "BSTARS: The Star Power of Peer Support!" with Tiana Pyles, MHA, CLC. As the need for health care professionals grows and evolves, peer to peer support continues to be the foundation of helping families to be successful in breastfeeding because of the expertise and collaboration that peer support brings to the breastfeeding experience and supporting families. This session will focus on how peer support can make all of the difference in breastfeeding outcomes through momentum around a life-changing event. Register for this FREE webinar at www.mibreastfeeding.org/webinar-series/
Congratulations New IBCLCs!
Did you Certify or Recertify in 2018?
Let us know!
IBLCE does not share the names of new certificants with the professional organizations. Take a moment to let us know if you're recently IBCLC certified or recertified by emailing email@example.com. If you are a resident of Kentucky or Southern Indiana, we'd like to recognize your achievement.
Also, if you achieved another lactation certificate, such as CLC, CLS, or CLE, please let us know. These companies do not share the names of their graduates with us either.
Consider joining KLIC, your professional association! See the info above!
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Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to KLIC whenever you shop through AmazonSmile. The first time you visit, choose "Kentuckiana Lactation Improvement Coalition" as your charitable organization. You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same. This makes it easy to support KLIC as you shop at Amazon! Start today at https://smile.amazon.com.
Please join KLIC for 2019. For $25, you will receive four free CERPS and/or CEUs at our quarterly meetings along with free dinner. You will also receive a discounted price for our annual conference. Our membership runs from January to December, so join now to take advantage of our entire year of offerings.
If you would rather pay by mail, you can download, print, and mail in your KLIC membership brochure
. We will also have brochures available at KLIC meetings if you would prefer to pay in person.