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Jane Bradshaw is traveling this week, sharing her expertise at a Clinical Skills Workshop this week in Rockville, Maryland. Lactation Education Resources provides comprehensive online lactation consultant training for those who wish to become eligible for IBCLC certification. Over the past years, Jane has teached Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners, Midwives, Obstetricians, Pediatricians, Family Practice MDs, La Leche League Leaders, WIC workers, Breastfeeding Peer Counselors, women who have breastfed their infants, and women who have a degree in an unrelated field — anyone with a commitment to breastfeeding mothers and infants! So you can see that people who come into the field of lactation come from a wide variety of backgrounds.

If you have ever wanted to find out how you can learn more to help moms and babies breastfeed or even get certified as a Lactation Consultant, visit the Lactation Education Resources website and read “Where to Start” by clicking here.


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The Face of Facebook

From the United States Lactation Consultation Association:

By now, you’ve probably heard at least distant rumblings about the brouhaha on Facebook, the huge social network that has declared breastfeeding photos to be obscene. The company chose to delete breastfeeding photos rather than try to discern what is “appropriate” nudity and what is heading down a slippery slope to porn. Not surprisingly, the outcry from nursing mothers and those who work with them has been huge—complete with protests both online and at company headquarters.

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine even issued a press release pointing out the normalcy of breastfeeding, and therefore its appropriateness on Facebook. If you’d like to read more about this controversy, check out Amy Spangler’s Baby Gooroo blog from December 23, 2009. So far, the protests have not led to any change in policy by Facebook management, but it has made for heated discussion around the globe.

Let Facebook know your opinion.

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