Do you write about breastfeeding for your professional organization, social media, or blog? The International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) has a new resource establishing style guidelines for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants® (IBCLCs®) and other professional organizations.
This resource was created by ILCA’s Professional Resources Committee to set standards for commonly used terms in our profession. Although produced to guide the development of ILCA’s professional materials, others in the field of lactation may wish to adopt the Preferred Usage section for their written materials.
Please note that these guidelines include preferred usage of words for publications for health professionals. Alternate terminology might be more appropriate for lay publications. Find the style guide here.