It's USLCA membership renewal time! As an Affiliate Chapter, we need to have 1/3 of our MALC membership to be members of USLCA.
Your payment of is due by Dec. 30, 2020. Become a member or renew your membership on the USLCA website: https://uslca.org Standard membership is $90 this year. Please email Deb Roberts, if you would like to receive a $10 group discount code to use when paying online.
Scholarships may be available from USLCA to anyone who cannot afford the membership fee this year. Please go to their website to apply.
Thinking about joining? Click here to learn more about membership.
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If you are unable to submit your application online, you may mail download a Membership Application here. Please mail your application to:
P.O. Box 1845
Arlington Heights, IL 60006
Please note: mailed applications will take 2-3 weeks to process.
Our Fall Conference - Nov. 19, 2021
Speaker: Dr. Jane Morton
VistaTech Center, Livonia, MI
MALC members are eligible to apply to receive $50 for for passing the exam or recertifying as an IBCLC. Proof of membership, scholarship form & proof of passing is required. Click Scholarship Achievement button.
United States Lactation Consultants Association = COVID-19 and Breastfeeding
As the public health situation around COVID-19 continues to progress, below is a list of reliable resources to help guide lactating parents. USLCA will continue to update these links as new information becomes available.
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine – https://www.bfmed.org/abm-statement-coronavirus
American Academy of Pediatrics – https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/Pages/2019-Novel-Coronavirus.aspx
Center for Disease Control & Prevention – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/pregnancy-guidance-breastfeeding.html
Human Milk Banking Association of North America – https://www.hmbana.org/news/statement-on-coronavirus.html?fbclid=IwAR12pAhJJ05jd_FIJ8xQ7r1H-NmRN5RpaGqdpSgjFy60c8QCaqfWfgRlz6s
International Lactation Consultant Association – https://lactationmatters.org/2020/03/18/ilca-statement-on-breastfeeding-and-lactation-support-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/
La Leche League USA – https://lllusa.org/coronavirus-and-breastfeeding/
National Perinatal Association – http://www.nationalperinatal.org/COVID-19
World Health Organization – https://www.who.int/publications-detail/home-care-for-patients-with-suspected-novel-coronavirus-(ncov)-infection-presenting-with-mild-symptoms-and-management-of-contacts?fbclid=IwAR11pw9EqO1Dt8winmVNF2LnZj_eXkkkV2vb6_hsqj1-2OmFtkjk7FJvkw
HIPAA Emergency Response from US Department of Health and Human Services – https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/special-topics/emergency-preparedness/index.html
Home visit guidelines from CMS – https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-20-18-hha.pdf
Meditation and Relaxation for healthcare providers with Headspace – https://www.headspace.com/health-covid-19?fbclid=IwAR1yFrD7EgrZ2mJPZxvtDx_mofzKn8sgxDOwgBrf3PsmL3hI3Oudx8SMrsE
Virtual Consult Guidelines from Paperless Lactation – https://paperlesslactation.com/blog/virtual-consult-best-practices-for-lactation-consultants
TELEHEALTH FOR BREASTFEEDING FAMILIES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMICBy Anne Eglash MD, IBCLC, FABM
US Health and Human Services has relaxed their rules for using HIPAA-compliant communication tools for telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Health and Human Services (HS), accessed March 27, 2020