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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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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

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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