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 5, 2020
August 4, 2020
November 3, 2020
Feb-August at the Louisville Dept. of Health and Wellness
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 https://www.bfmed.org/abm-statement-coronavirus.
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, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/pregnancy-breastfeeding.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fspecific-groups%2Fpregnancy-faq.html
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:
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 https://www.ohio-olca.org/breastfest.html.
The next Michigan BF Network webinar is Tuesday, March 17, 1-2pm EST. Topic TBA. Register for this FREE webinar at www.mibreastfeeding.org/webinar-series/
The next USBC Webinar is Tuesday, April 14, 2-3 pm. Topic TBA. Register for this FREE webinar at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/422377757379515393
CANCELLED: US Breastfeeding Committee annual convening, June 11-13, Scottsdale, AZ. Registration and more information at www.usbreastfeeding.org.
ILCA Annual Conference, July 8 - 11, Houston Tx. Registration coming soon at www.ilca.org.
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:
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
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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.
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!
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 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!
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!)
$10 (for those who choose not to join KLIC)