JHL Call for Papers: Lactation and Social Justice

Journal of Human Lactation (JHL) invites lactation-related research, reports, reviews, commentaries, and insights into practice and policy related to the theme of Lactation and Social Justice for an upcoming special issue. Click here to view JHL‘s new author submission guidelines.

Increasingly, breastfeeding is being viewed through a social justice lens, which approaches lactation as a human rights issue. The current unequal distribution of lactation services worldwide perpetuates breastfeeding inequities, along with significant reductions in human health due to lack of adequate lactation assistance.

From the social justice perspective, lactation support and services are a routine and required part of care for all families, including those who work, refugees, people who are incarcerated, transgender parents, and all who choose to breastfeed, chestfeed, or provide expressed human milk for their infants or young children.

For this issue of JHL, we are seeking manuscripts that address these and all social justice issues within the field of lactation. Manuscripts focusing on the local, regional, or global level are welcome. We are looking for an array of multidisciplinary approaches from many perspectives, including program planning, interventions, and policy. We are seeking research manuscripts, as well as Insights into Practice, Insights into Policy, and commentaries.

The submission deadline for the special issue is 1 December 2017.

Journal of Human Lactation (JHL) is the top-ranked breastfeeding journal and the most valued benefit of ILCA membership. It is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal publishing original research, insights in practice and policy, commentaries, and case reports relating to research and practice in human lactation and breastfeeding. JHL is relevant to lactation professionals in clinical practice, public health, research, and a broad range of fields related to the trans-disciplinary field of human lactation.
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