Hello KLIC members! We are looking forward to a great summer and hope everyone has renewed their membership for 2017. We want to grow our membership as we move forward to an exciting year.
We are still in the planning stages for our annual conference. If anyone is interested in being the chairman of the annual conference please contact me at Barbara.firstname.lastname@example.org. The board is reviewing our bylaws and will have updates done soon.
Several KLIC members attended Dr. Hale’s conference in Indianapolis, and I think we all had a great time and learned a lot. The new "Medication and Mothers Milk" book is out and getting thicker and thicker with each new edition. Dr. Hale has some great studies underway and has gotten permission from the FDA to develop a recommendation on Domperidone once he completes his work in August or September.
I hope everyone can come to our next meeting. Sarah Long and Lauren Duncan will have a great presentation on the positive effect moms feel when choosing to donate pumped breastmilk after the unfortunate death of a baby. Keep checking out our web page for news and update on current events in the world of lactation.
Senate Continuing Resolution 9 unanimously passed both chambers of the Kentucky General Assembly. This Resolution recognizes the importance of removing barriers to breastfeeding in the Commonwealth.
Governor Matt Bevin will sign SCR 9 on Friday, March 11, promptly at 10:30 am. The signing will take place in the Governor's office, Suite 100 of the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort.
The Lactation Improvement Network of Kentucky (LINK) has invited all interested citizens to attend the signing ceremony. They urge everyone to arrive at the Governor's Office no later than 10:10 am on March 11.
If you have questions or need more details, please email LINK at email@example.com.
Release from the National WIC Association, www.nwica.org, on June 12, 2012
The failure to fund breastfeeding peer counselors in FY 2013 would mean an immediate loss of jobs and a reduction in breastfeeding rates as the peer counselors have helped to boost and sustain breastfeeding rates across the country, helping to fight obesity and a range of childhood diseases.
Click here to send your representative a message or call the Capitol switchboard using NWA’s toll-free number 1-855-HELP-WIC (1-855-435-7942) to urge them to include $60 million in breastfeeding peer counselor funding for WIC in FY 2013 that is not restricted by caseload needs.
Kentucky Representative Hal Rogers is the CHAIR of the House Appropriations Committee. It is especially important that KENTUCKY FAMILIES contact Rep. Rogers, even if they don't live in his district in Eastern Kentucky, to voice their support for continued breastfeeding peer counselor funding.
When contacting any member of Congress, be sure to use your personal time and personal email -- nothing work related.
Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-IN) is a member of the House Appropriations Committee from Indiana.
Please forward this information to all of your breastfeeding clients and friends and urge them to help.