The Lactation College

Barbara L. Philipp, MD
Helping candidates pass the IBCLC exam / learning about lactation
Created 31 Dec 2020
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  • Baby-Friendly Part 4: Frequently Asked Questions
    07 Jan 2022
    The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative is an international program run by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF. Every country has a group that coordinates the program for that country, with a...
  • COVID Series #5: Receipt of COVID-19 Vaccine During Pregnancy and Risk of Preterm or SGA at Birth
    06 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    The USA agency, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), publishes the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). This study is from a MMWR published on January 4, 2022. (Reference 1) We k...
  • Baby-Friendly Part 3: Sudden Unexpected Postnatal Collapse (SUPC)
    05 Jan 2022 4 0
    Around the world, maternity care has undergone dramatic practice changes with greater emphasis being placed on supporting evidence-based practices that promote bonding and breastfeeding. This emphasis...
  • The Big Business of Big Formula: Part 1
    04 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read • 3 0
    For the next two Diving into Infant Formula posts we are taking a break from analyzing the ingredients in infant formula. This is Part 1 of a sobering look into the Big Business of Big Formula. The Bi...
  • Baby-Friendly Part 2: Step 4
    03 Jan 2022 6 0
    Step 4 of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding is the skin-to-skin step. Officially, Step 4 reads, “Facilitate immediate and uninterrupted skin-to-skin contact and support mothers to initiate bre...
  • Lactation College Curriculum: January 2022
    02 Jan 2022 9 0
    Happy New Year everyone. Here is the Lactation College Basic Option Curriculum for January 2022. Lots to learn but We Got This! Link to Lactation College Share Share The Lactation College Aquí está el...
  • Baby-Friendly Part 1: An International Designation
    31 Dec 2021 4 0
    Baby-Friendly is a designation awarded by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to maternity facilities that meet international standards su...
  • Covid Series 4: Antibodies in Breast Milk
    30 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    This was first published as a Research Letter in JAMA on April 12, 2021. Citation Perl SH, Uzan-Yulzari A, Klainer H. SARS-CoV-2-Specific Antibodies in Breast Milk After COVID-19 Vaccination of Breast...
  • Lactation History Part 2: Test Your Knowledge
    29 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 4 0
    For our test takers, you know I don’t know what questions will be on the test. But … I can guess on topics and one of my guesses is that there will certainly be a few questions on Lactation History. I...
  • Lactation History: Part 1
    27 Dec 2021 6 0
    In this class we look at twelve (12) significant events in lactation history. 1956 In 1956, a group of seven young mothers from Franklin Park, Illinois, USA founded La Leche League International (LLLI...
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