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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
August 4, 2020
November 3, 2020
Feb-August at the Louisville Dept. of Health and Wellness 
Welcome to KLIC!
Next Meeting - ONLINE WEBINAR!

Next Meeting - ONLINE WEBINAR!

As we #stayhealthyathome, KLIC will not hold an in-person meeting on May 5. Rather, we are offering KLIC members free access to a USLCA Webinar!

Feisty or Calm: Understanding How Temperament Impacts Breastfeeding

Andrea Herron, RN, MN, CPNP, IBCLC

April 24—May 31, 2020

Online Access—KLIC Members Only
This is a USLCA Webinar, recorded March 10, 2020.  KLIC members may view the presentation at any time during the access window. Members will receive information about accessing the archived webinar directly through email.

By the end of the webinar, the participate will be able to: 

1. Define nine infant temperament traits. 
2. Describe goodness of fit and its impact on the growing baby's/child's emotional well being. 
3. Explain ways parents can adapt to difficult temperament traits. 
4. Relate the importance of understanding temperament to successful breastfeeding.  

CEU free to KLIC members.

Want to participate? JOIN KLIC! Use the button at the right to pay. Or, download a membership flyer and send in a check.

Download the flyer here for more details. Please share with your colleagues.

Coronavirus and Breastfeeding

On 3/10/20, The Academy for Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) released guidance for breastfeeding in the age of COVID-19.  Read their excellent statement at


In short, mothers can breastfeed, even with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

  • If possible, mothers should self-isolate from other family members, including the infant, except when breastfeeding. Wear a face mask while with the infant to decrease the possibility of spreading droplets.
  • Thoroughly wash hands before and after touching the infant, breastfeeding, or pumping breastmilk. 
  • Specific risk of transmission of COVID-19 through breastmilk is unknown. However, using influenza models, the risk seems very low. 

You can also view information about COVID-19, pregnancy and breastfeeding at the CDC's webpage,


As information about COVID-19 changes daily, the above recommendations for care may also change. Please monitor guidance from the public health departments, CDC and ABM. We will strive to keep our information updated as well. 


Thank you for all you do to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding during this national health emergency.

In the News:

In the News:

Upcoming Educational Opportunities:
  • CANCELLED: Ohio Lactation Consultant Association: Breastfest 20/20: A Vision of Breastfeeding Into the Future. March 27-28, 2020, Dublin, Ohio (greater Columbus area). Featuring Elizabeth Brooks, JD, IBCLC, FILCA and Christina Smillie, MD, FAAP, IBCLC, FABM. FMI or to register, visit

  • The next Michigan BF Network webinar is Tuesday, March 17, 1-2pm EST. Topic TBA. Register for this FREE webinar at

  • The next USBC Webinar is Tuesday, April 14, 2-3 pm. Topic TBA. Register for this FREE webinar at

  • CANCELLED: US Breastfeeding Committee annual convening, June 11-13, Scottsdale, AZ. Registration and more information at

  • ILCA Annual Conference, July 8 - 11, Houston Tx. Registration coming soon at

Pregnant Workers Act Now In Effect
Senate Bill 18, the Pregnant Workers Act, went into effect on June 27, 2019. If you want to learn more about this new law, there are several resources:
Questions? Contact Doraine Bailey, KLIC Legislative Liaison, at
2020 Membership

2020 Membership

KLIC Membership runs from January 1 - December 31. Please join or renew your KLIC membership for 2020.  
For $25, you will receive:

-  Four free CERPS and/or CEUs at our quarterly meetings along with free dinner. 
-  Discounted price on annual conference. 
-  Occasional newsletter
-  Scholarship opportunities
Join now to take advantage of our entire year of offerings! Use this handy on-line payment, or download and mail in the brochure.
Support KLIC with AmazonSmile!

Support KLIC with AmazonSmile!

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 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

Congratulations New KLIC Officers!

Congratulations New KLIC Officers!

At the November 5 quarterly meeting, KLIC members elected new Officers!

President: Robin Gillespie
Treasurer: Elisa Graham
Secretary: Shannon Perez (1 year, completing Robin's unexpired term).

We'll have more information about our new officers as they begin their terms in January, 2020.
Congratulations New IBCLCs!

Congratulations New IBCLCs!

Did you Certify or Recertify in 2019?
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  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

Education Scholarships for KLIC Members

Education Scholarships for KLIC Members

KLIC members attending exam review courses in preparation to re-certify as an IBCLC may be eligible for an education scholarship of up to $250 towards fees for such courses. More details can be found at the KLIC Members Only Page (you'll need to log in!)

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