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JHL Call for Papers: State of the Science

Journal of Human Lactation (JHL) invites submissions to an upcoming issue with the theme State of the Science. State of the science articles are valuable to clinicians, educators and researchers, because their critical analyses provide evidence for standards of practice, establish the current level of knowledge on a topic, and highlight gaps in the evidence pointing the directions for future research. Click here to view JHL‘s new author submission guidelines.

It is our goal to bring our readership the most up-to-date information available. To facilitate this goal we are calling for critical literature reviews and meta-analyses, using established methodologies, about any one of the many and varied aspects of lactation. We are not interested in a summary or a synthesis of a body of literature, rather accepted manuscripts will provide a critical analysis of the evidence that identifies gaps in what we know, evaluates methodologies researchers have used and hypotheses the next steps needed to continue building our evidence.

The submission deadline for the special issue is 1 February 2019.

Click HERE to submit your manuscript online.

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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2017 JHL New Features: Lactation Newsmakers and About Research

Following a year of “listening and learning,” Journal of Human Lactation (JHL) Editor in Chief, Joan E. Dodgson, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN has made new additions to JHL, with the goal of providing content that best meets the needs of JHL’s reader community.

Two new feature columns, Lactation Newsmakers and About Research, will appear in each new issue of JHL.

The Lactation Newsmakers column will present interviews with individuals doing exemplary work worldwide, promoting and supporting breastfeeding. In addition to highlighting the wealth of knowledge and experience in the larger community of lactation professionals, JHL hopes this column will help stimulate new ideas and projects in local communities and/or agencies.

ILCA members can use their free JHL access to read the first interview, conducted by Dr. Kathleen Marinelli (JHL Associate Editor) with Dr. Cesar Victoro of Brazil, a global leader in promoting and protecting breastfeeding in ways that affect clinical practice daily.

The About Research column was added in direct response to needs expressed by the JHL reader community, many of whom are not researchers. The feature is designed to foster greater understanding of the specific types of research published in the journal. It will highlight the diversity of research methods in the field of lactation research and its various disciplines, while providing information about how to determine scientific rigor and quality in the research process, written specifically to address the needs of non-researchers.

For example, the February edition of JHL features four literature reviews, each with slightly different methodologies. The About Research column “focuses on various types of literature reviews and what constitutes rigor and quality in each,” as described by Dodgson in her editorial What’s New This Year? ILCA members can access this editorial, the literature reviews and the About Research column HERE.

Have questions about how to access this or other ILCA members benefits? Click here to access all your benefits in one place, plus get your questions answered with FAQs and tech support.

Not an ILCA member? You can still access JHL by visiting the JHL homepage for article abstracts and subscription information.

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Top 10 JHL Posts

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On topics ranging from the impact of perinatal mood disorders to lactation duration to therapeutic breast massage to substance use and breastfeeding, our community tapped into the top-accessed resources of Journal of Human Lactation (JHL) more than 23,000 times last year.

As we wrap up 2016, we compiled this list of the year’s top ten most accessed JHL content. Planning on using research to guide your practice next year? Now is the time to join or renew your membership to ensure a full year’s access to next year’s new content. Once you join or renew, you will also have online, on-demand searchable access to the full database of JHL research to find the evidence you need.

#10 Breastfeeding among Mothers on Opioid Maintenance Treatment: A Literature Review

Lillian C. Tsai, RN, MS, IBCLC and Therese Jung DoanRN, PhD

#9 Labor Epidural Analgesia and Breastfeeding: A Systematic Review

Cynthia A. French, MS, PhD, CRNA; Xiaomei Cong, PhD, RN; and Keun Sam Chung, MD

#8 Transfer of Methamphetamine (MA) into Breast Milk and Urine of Postpartum Women who Smoked MA Tablets during Pregnancy: Implications for Initiation of Breastfeeding

Chulathida Chomchai, MD; Summon Chomchai, MD, MPH; and Ratchada Kitsommart, MD

#7 Domperidone for Treatment of Low Milk Supply in Breast Pump-Dependent Mothers of Hospitalized Premature Infants: A Clinical Protocol

Barbara Haase, APRN, MSN, CPNP, IBCLC; Sarah N. Taylor, MD, MSCR; Jill Mauldin, MD; Teresa S. Johnson, PhD, RN; and Carol L. Wagner, MD

#6 New Beginnings: Changed (Us) for Good

Kathleen A. Marinelli, MD, IBCLC, FABM and Sara L. Gill, PhD, RN, IBCLC, FAAN

#5 Breastfeeding Duration and Primary Reasons for Breastfeeding Cessation among Women with Postpartum Depressive Symptoms

Erin McElderry Bascom, MPH and Melissa A. Napolitano, PhD

#4 Breastfeeding Self-efficacy: A Critical Review of Available Instruments

Emily L. Tuthill, MS, RN; Jacqueline M. McGrath, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN; Melanie Graber; Regina M. Cusson, PhD, NNP-BC, PRN, FAAN; and Sera L. Young, MA, PhD

#3 Weighing the Facts: A Systematic Review of Expected Patterns of Weight Loss in Full-Term, Breastfed Infants

Diane Thulier, PhD, RN

#2 Suck-Swallow-Breathe Dynamics in Breastfed Infants

Vanessa S. Sakalidis, BHlth Sc (Hons), PhD, Donna T. Geddes, DMU, Post Grad Dip (Sc), PhD

#1 Therapeutic Breast Massage in Lactation for the Management of Engorgement, Plugged Ducts, and Mastitis

Ann M. Witt, MD, IBCLC; Maya Bolman, BA, BSN, IBCLC; Sheila Kredit; and Anne Vanic, MSN, CPNP, IBCLC

Editor’s note: This post as originally published incorrectly added authors to some of the articles. The authors listed here now (as of 28 December) match those listed in the Journal of Human Lactation.

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JHL Introduces: Dr. Nathan Nickel, MPH, PhD, Associate Editor

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by Aira Jae Etheridge

Journal of Human Lactation (JHL) would like to congratulate Nathan Nickel, MPH, PhD on his new role as Associate Editor of the journal. Dr. Nickel now shares this position with Donna Chapman, PhD, RD.

Dr. NickelBefore taking on this new role, he worked on JHL’s Editorial Review Board, which required active participation in the peer-review process, reviewing articles for scientific content and identifying emerging contributions in the field of human lactation.

Dr. Nickel received his undergraduate degree from Southern Adventist University, his Masters of Public Health in Community Health Sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his doctorate in Maternal and Child Health Policy from the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill. He is currently a Research Scientist at the Manitoba Center for Health Policy, where he worked closely with Dr. Patricia Martens. In fact, Dr. Martens was his postdoc adviser on research examining child health inequities in Manitoba. They also worked together on a study looking at the healthcare costs associated with smoking in Manitoba. Dr. Nickel teaches a course on statistical methods for doctoral students and biostatistics for medical students. When he is not teaching, he finds time to conduct independent breastfeeding research.

One little known fact about Dr. Nickel is that he that he began his career as a pastor and chaplain. He says his biggest challenge was shifting his mentality from comforting others during challenging times to developing approaches to address public health-related issues.
When asked how he began his career in Public Health, Dr. Nickel shared this interesting story.

“In 2001, I was teaching English to high school students in a small rural town in northern Mongolia, Sant Suum, with a population of around 1,200. The town had been hit hard during the transition to a market economy in the early 1990s. About one-third of families living in Sant faced food insecurity. While I was there, I connected with a Mongolian non-governmental organization working in the area, Mongolian Outreach Services.

I partnered with them to develop a microeconomic agriculture project focused on reducing food insecurity among these families using a multipronged approach. At the end of the first year, families had increased food diversity and security. Doing this project, I learned about the importance of conducting community-based needs assessments and designing projects with an eye towards sustainability after the funding has ended.

This experience was the most important, because it was my first exposure to health interventions focused on improving family nutrition. I learned a lot doing this project, but I also realized that I had a lot more to learn. It was during this project that I decided to pursue graduate training in public health; I wanted to become more effective at improving population and public health and realized that I needed a broader skill set to accomplish this. My work as a health policy research scientist is really an extension of the lessons I learned while engaged in this project: sustainable strategies that improve public and population health.”

While reflecting on his time at UNC, Dr. Nickel appreciates the rigorous work conducted with Dr. Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, FACPM, FABM, IBCLC and Emily Taylor, MPH, CD (DONA), LCCE. It was during this time that he learned the importance of thoroughly explaining study design strategies and properly conducting various study design methods. It was also during this time that he developed a passion for helping other researchers conduct good science and motivate them to implement new approaches.

JHL is delighted to have Dr. Nickel on board as Associate Editor.

Aira-Jae-Etheridge

Aira Jae Etheridge is a student at Boston University School of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health, MPH Candidate, a JHL student intern, and CHAMPS Regional Coordinator for The Breastfeeding Center at Boston Medical Center.

 

Please join Lactation Matters in welcoming Dr. Nickel by leaving him a welcome note in the comments!

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FREE Access the Journal of Human Lactation and other SAGE Journals

JHL feb coverEach October, SAGE Publications, the publisher of the International Lactation Consultant Association’s® (ILCA’s®) quarterly, peer-reviewed Journal of Human Lactation (JHL), invites the global research community to visit their journals platform and sign up for October Free Access to all 750+ SAGE journals.  Last year, more than 18,000 individuals and librarians world-wide signed up for for their October 2013 campaign.

We’d like to encourage you to take advantage of this offer – and especially to access the incredible research and commentary in JHL – so you can browse all SAGE journals of interest.

To access this offer, simply:

Do you like what you see? Consider ILCA membership.

As an ILCA member, you will receive the print version of JHL, consistently rated as a top benefit of membership, in your mailbox four times a year and have 24/7 digital access both on JHL’s website and mobile platform.

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Last Chance – JHL Photo Contest Closes 15 Oct

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Every year, the Journal of Human Lactation (JHL) hosts a photo contest for the coveted cover spot on each edition. The JHL 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. The annual photo contest is your opportunity to contribute to the journal and highlight your community. We’ve invited the JHL staff to tell us more about how you can join in the contest.

JHL staff have let us know that, as we approach the submission deadline, they are especially seeking photographs depicting research.

The four photos on JHL’s cover are changed annually. JHL is your journal, and we want to feature your photos! The four photos portray the broad field of human lactation, from the IBCLC helping new mothers (picture the caring professional with a breastfeeding mother, teaching a class, etc.) along with the harder science of lactation (picture test tubes of milk, microscope slides, etc.).

Please send us your photos! We are looking for shots representing a range of backgrounds, contexts, and cultures.

Guidelines:

  • Keep photo clear with minimal background interference
  • Photos should be jpeg files: 300ppi .jpg; at least 2100 pixels wide x 1500 pixels high
  • Email photos to: jhlphotocontest@gmail.com
  • We may not be able to respond to each message separately, but as confirmation of your submission, you should receive an auto response message
  • Include your name (assuming you are the photographer) and full contact information with preferably a second email address

Rules:

  • Deadline – October 15, 2014: NO EXCEPTIONS
  • If a recognizable person features in the photo (e.g., the face of a mother/baby/clinician etc.) you must have a photo consent form.
  • If your photo is a contender for publication, we will require subjects to sign a specific consent form, so only send photos if you know you can obtain permission from the subject.
  • As the photographer you will need to sign non exclusive copyright – in other words, you allow JHL to use the photo, but you are free to use it elsewhere as you choose.
  • If we believe the photo is a potential winner, we will contact you again before the deadline to talk to you and ensure we have the correct forms.

Questions? Email jhlphotocontest@gmail.com

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FREE Access to the Journal of Human Lactation

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The Journal of Human Lactation (JHL) is the premier quarterly, peer-reviewed journal publishing original research, commentaries relating to human lactation and breastfeeding behavior, case reports relevant to the practicing lactation consultant and other health professionals who assist lactating mothers or their breastfeeding infants, debate on research methods for breastfeeding and lactation studies, and discussions of the business aspects of lactation consulting.

JHL has made excellent strides in influence in the past year. They are the top-ranked breastfeeding journal globally and experienced a 50% increase in their ranking among nursing journals, where they are currently ranked as 6th. The journal’s impact factor – a key measure of the journal’s influence that looks at how frequently a journal article is cited – has risen to 1.977. We are proud to have them continuing to bring quality research to our field.

In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, JHL is offering free access to a number of their most-read articles through August 31, 2014. While ILCA members receive and have access to JHL as a member benefit, the availability of the free articles is especially beneficial for our colleagues from other disciplines.  Please share widely these resources to pediatricians, obstetricians, midwives, nurses, educators, researchers and general public.

Free articles from JHL (through 31 August 2014) include:

ILCA Position Paper: Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies by Cathy Carothers and Karleen Gribble

Breastfeeding Knowledge, Confidence, Beliefs, and Attitudes of Canadian Physicians by Catherine M. Pound, Kathryn Williams, Renee Grenon, Mary Aglipay, and Amy C. Plint

Expansion of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding into Neonatal Intensive Care: Expert Group Recommendations by Kerstin H. Nyqvist, Anna-Pia Häggkvist, Mette N. Hansen, Elisabeth Kylberg, Annemi L. Frandsen, Ragnhild Maastrup, Aino Ezeonodo, Leena Hannula, and Laura N. Haiek

Relationship between Use of Labor Pain Medications and Delayed Onset of Lactation by Jennifer N. Lind, Cria G. Perrine, and Ruowei Li

Effect of Cup Feeding and Bottle Feeding on Breastfeeding in Late Preterm Infants: A Randomized Controlled Study by Gonca Yilmaz, Nilgun Caylan, Can Demir Karacan, İlknur Bodur, and Gulbin Gokcay

Education and Support for Fathers Improves Breastfeeding Rates: A Randomized Controlled Trial by Bruce Maycock, Colin W. Binns, Satvinder Dhaliwal, Jenny Tohotoa, Yvonne Hauck, Sharyn Burns, and Peter Howat

Variation in Fat, Lactose, and Protein Composition in Breast Milk over 24 Hours: Associations with Infant Feeding Patterns by Sadaf Khan, Anna R. Hepworth, Danielle K. Prime, Ching T. Lai, Naomi J. Trengove, and Peter E. Hartmann

Postcesarean Section Skin-to-Skin Contact of Mother and Child by Concepción de Alba-Romero, Isabel Camaño-Gutiérrez, Paloma López-Hernández, Javier de Castro-Fernández, Patricia Barbero-Casado, Maria Luisa Salcedo-Vázquez, Dolores Sánchez-López, Pilar Cantero-Arribas, Maria Teresa Moral-Pumarega, and Carmen Rosa Pallás-Alonso

Breastfeeding and Neonatal Weight Loss in Healthy Term Infants by Riccardo Davanzo, Zemira Cannioto, Luca Ronfani, Lorenzo Monasta, and Sergio Demarini

A Qualitative Study to Understand Cultural Factors Affecting a Mother’s Decision to Breast or Formula Feedby Tara P. Fischer and Beth H. Olson

What are your favorite JHL articles from the past year?  How have they impacted your practice?

 

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ILCA’s Journal of Human Lactation Expanding Inside Tracks Accessibility

JHL_v28n1_72ppiRGB_150pixWIn response to our members’ desire for better access to more timely information, ILCA is taking steps to enhance access to and distribution of the Inside Tracks published within the Journal of Human Lactation (JHL).

In recent years, over 30 Inside Tracks have been published in the JHL. These resources provide parents first-hand insight and guidance on practical breastfeeding issues. Until now, locating this information has been cumbersome and distributing it to clients has been restricted. That is about to change January 1, 2014.

In January, members will be able to easily locate Inside Tracks through a new JHL portal. This new section of the Journal of Human Lactation website consolidates all Inside Tracks to make it easier for ILCA members and others to find, access, and use this information. This new portal replaces the Inside Tracks collection previously housed on the ILCA website. Note: The existing translations of Inside Tracks are presently under review and will be posted upon completion.

IBCLCs have always had the capability to distribute printed copies of Inside Tracks. Now a NEW feature has been added. To facilitate the distribution of Inside Tracks, members will now be authorized to freely distribute them electronically as PDFs! Note: This new member benefit allows for only single usage per client. Inside Tracks are not intended for mass distribution and may not be posted on any other website without expressed written permission.

Inside Tracks will also be available for expanded distribution by members or institutions on a case-by-case basis. For distribution of Inside Tracks other than individual client use, please contact SAGE at reprint@sagepub.com.

To reach the new JHL Inside Tracks portal, login on the ILCA website and select the “JHL Portal” option from the drop-down menu under the “Members Only” tab. Selecting the JHL hotlink on the member’s only page will redirect you to the JHL website. Once you arrive, select the Inside Tracks hotlink. You can then download Inside Tracks and provide them to your clients.

We are excited about offering this expanded service and hope you will take advantage of this important new membership benefit.

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Announcing the Journal of Human Lactation’s Cover Photo Contest!

Every year, we change the 4 photos on the Journal of Human Lactation’s (JHL) cover. JHL is your journal, and we want to feature your photos! The 4 photos portray the broad field of human lactation, from the IBCLC helping new mothers (picture: the caring professional with a breastfeeding mom; teaching a class, etc) along with the harder science of lactation (picture: test tubes of milk; microscope slides, etc). Please send us your photos! We are looking for shots representing a range of backgrounds, contexts, and cultures.

Guidelines:

  • Keep photo clear with minimal background interference
  • Photos should be jpeg files: 300ppi .jpg; at least 2100 pixels wide x 1500 pixels high
  • Email photos to: jhlphotocontest@gmail.com
  • We may not be able to respond to each message separately, but as confirmation of your submission, you should receive an auto-response message
  • Include your name (assuming you are the photographer) and full contact information with preferably a second email address

Rules:

  • Deadline – November 8, 2013: NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • If a recognizable person features in the photo (ie, face of mother/baby/clinician etc), you must have a photo consent form. If your photo is a contender for publication, we will require subjects to sign a specific consent form, so only send photos if you know you can obtain permission from the subject.
  • As the photographer you will need to sign non-exclusive copyright – in other words, you allow JHL to use the photo, but you are free to use it elsewhere as you choose.
  • If we believe the photo is a potential winner, we will contact you again before the deadline to talk to you and ensure we have the correct forms.

Questions? Email jhlphotocontest@gmail.com

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Don’t Miss These FREE Articles from the Journal of Human Lactation

Even though we’ve wrapped up our World Breastfeeding Week celebration for 2013, The Journal of Human Lactation (JHL) is still celebrating all month long with FREE access to their journal. JHL is the premier quarterly, peer-reviewed journal publishing original research, commentaries relating to human lactation and breastfeeding behavior, case reports relevant to the practicing lactation consultant and other health professionals who assist lactating mothers or their breastfeeding infants, debate on research methods for breastfeeding and lactation studies, and discussions of the business aspects of lactation consulting.

JHL is offering free access to a number of their most-read articles through August 31, 2013. While ILCA members receive and have access to JHL as a member benefit, the availability of the free articles is especially beneficial for our colleagues from other disciplines.  Please share widely these resources to pediatricians, obstetricians, midwives, nurses, educators, researchers and general public.

Free articles from JHL (through August 31, 2013) include:

Breastfeeding and Telehealth

Breastfeeding Protection, Promotion, and Support in the United States: A Time to Nudge, A Time to Measure

Education and Support for Fathers Improves Breastfeeding Rates: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Impact of Male-Partner-Focused Interventions on Breastfeeding Initiation, Exclusivity, and Continuation

Provision of Support Strategies and Services: Results from an Internet-Based Survey of Community-Based Breastfeeding Counselors

Breastfeeding Duration in Relation to Child Care Arrangement and Participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

What are your favorite JHL articles from the past year?  How have they impacted your practice?

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