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Catch Up With #ILCA16

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Thanks to our amazing on-site and live streaming community at #ILCA16, we have shared information around the globe about clinical skills, cutting-edge research, advocacy, and the global breastfeeding agenda.

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More than 200 of you shared more than 3,000 posts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, reaching more than 300,000 members of the lactation community with more than 6 million “impressions” (views of content). We couldn’t be more grateful for the ways that our community is amplifying the ways that world health is being transformed through breastfeeding and skilled lactation care.

In case you missed it, here’s a round up of some of the social media shared during the conference.

President’s Address: Michele Griswold

Plenary: Growth Charts: Use and Misuse – Carlos Gonzalez, MD

Plenary: Organizational Effect of Mother’s Milk on Infant Outcomes: Katie Hinde, PhD

Plenary: Beyond BFHI: The Expansion of the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative to Neonatal Care

Plenary: My Brain is Doing What? Bias, Ethics, & the Lactation Specialist: Cynthia Good Mojab, MS, LMHCA, IBCLC, RLC

Plenary: WHO and the Baby Friendly Initiative: Laurence Grummer-Strawn, MPA, MA, PhD

Please come check out our Storify site here for more roundups as they are added, as well as roundups from previous ILCA conferences.

Huge thanks to ILCA Equity Committee Member and Secretary Tori Sproat for compiling these Storify summaries of the Twitter stream and to all of the conference participants who shared on the #ILCA16 hashtag. A special thanks to the following Tweeps for their contributions to our social media outreach:         @CoachLindaSmith

Also, a special thank you to Jodine Chase for her role moderating the live streaming on Saturday.

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