Author Archives: Robin Kaplan

An Interview with Catherine Watson Genna

Written by Robin Kaplan, M.Ed., IBCLC, Owner of the San Diego Breastfeeding Center, and Co-editor of Lactation Matters Over the past year, I have had the pleasure of listening to Catherine Watson Genna speak about the topic of an infant’s … Continue reading

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Mother to Mother Peer Support in Penang, Malaysia

Written by Debz Christiansen-Lee and Connie Mooi Penang, Malaysia is hoping to shake things up! At the end of 2007, a group of mothers were encouraged, by a local Lactation Consultant, to take advantage of a free, three-day breastfeeding course, … Continue reading

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The ILCA Conference Scholarship Fund

Written by Glenna Thurston, ILCA Membership Coordinator “The feeling of being invested in has truly empowered me to move forward in the work that I do.” – Rita Rahayu Omar, BSc, IBCLC, Malaysia “It was the wind at my back … Continue reading

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Clinicians in the Trenches – Wendy Wright

Written by Robin Kaplan, M.Ed., IBCLC, Owner of the San Diego Breastfeeding Center and Co-editor of Lactation Matters Last month, I had the pleasure of interviewing Wendy Wright, MBA, IBCLC, and owner of Lactation Navigation, a business committed to empowering … Continue reading

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Using Text Messaging to Support Breastfeeding in WIC

Written by Maryanne Perrin, MBA, Graduate student in Nutrition Science, and ILCA volunteer Recently, we talked to a private practice IBCLC and several of her clients about using mobile* phone based text messaging to support breastfeeding.  We’re continuing the exploration … Continue reading

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Implications of Obesity in Breastfeeding Women – A Follow-Up

Lactation Matters would like to thank all of our readers who left comments about the Implications of Obesity in Breastfeeding Women article.  Your comments clearly raised some very important issues about how we, as lactation consultants, should use research articles to … Continue reading

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Implications of Obesity in Breastfeeding Women

Written by Crystal Karges, DTR, CLEC With the growing concern of obesity in the United States, the implications for breastfeeding women are not completely understood. The frequency of obesity of adult women in the United States, particularly of those women … Continue reading

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Can a Change in Pediatric Office Policy Begin to Change the Culture of Infant Feeding?

Written by Jennie Bever Babendure, PhD, IBCLC In the February issue of Breastfeeding Medicine, Ann M. Witt and her colleagues analyze the impact of integrating lactation consultants into a pediatric practice1.  Although providing referral to or in-office lactation services if … Continue reading

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What Private Practice Lactation Consultants Do For Fun!

Written by Robin Kaplan, M.Ed., IBCLC, Owner of the San Diego Breastfeeding Center, and Co-editor of Lactation Matters Four and a half years ago, I attended my first International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) conference in Las Vegas.  I was a … Continue reading

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Why Beyonce Nursing in Public is So Significant

Written by Robin Kaplan, M.Ed., IBCLC, Owner of San Diego Breastfeeding Center and Co-Editor of Lactation Matters Last week I came across an extremely well-written article by Kimberly Seals Allers of MochaManual.com, called Dear White Women: Beyonce is OUR Breastfeeding … Continue reading

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