Standards of Practice for Lactation Consultants
Clinical Guidelines for the Establishment of Exclusive Breastfeeding (2005)
Provides 20 researched based recommendations based on 258 current references.
Note: This version of the “Clinical Guidelines for the Establishment of Exclusive Breastfeeding” is being updated and revised. The new edition of this document will be available to purchase from the ILCA Store in March 2014.
Pocket sized quick-reference booklet based on the evidence based strategies of ILCA’s Clinical Guidelines for the Establishment of Exclusive Breastfeeding. Available in the ILCA Store.
Risks of Not Breastfeeding
ILCA's newest publication puts at your fingertips the evidence-base demonstrating breastfeeding as the biologic norm, and a public health imperative. This evidence-based document is a review, revision and complete update of ILCA's three popular "Summary of Hazards of Infant Formula" publications. Combined and updated now as "Risks of Not Breastfeeding," this is a must-have resource available for purchase in the ILCA Store.
Spanish Breastfeeding Glossary
Laminated sheet with words and phrases helpful when working with Spanish-speaking breastfeeding mothers. Available in the ILCA Store.
Clinician's Breastfeeding Triage Tool
New version coming soon! Printed copies will be available for purchase from the ILCA Store in early 2014. Please check back for further updates.
References for Clinician's Breastfeeding Triage Tool (Rev. 2: 5/07)
Multimedia Reviews (Members Only - Login to Access)
ILCA reviews books, DVDs, videos, CD-ROMs, and websites that are of interest to lactation consultants. The main purpose of the review is to inform the reader of the merits of the product so that the reader can determine whether the product is worth reading or viewing. Therefore, reviews may include negative as well as positive statements. The goal is to be fair and balanced, while still offering a clear opinion. Anyone interested in writing a review may contact the review editor. Indicating personal interests and expertise will help in assigning appropriate material for review. Readers are also encouraged to notify the review editor to suggest titles for potential review. For additional information contact the editor Chris Jones-Wollerton at ReviewsEditor@ilca.me. See Review Guidelines.
Journal of Human Lactation and Inside Track (Members Only - Login to Access)
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.
The “Inside Track” is a double-sided reproducible publication by ILCA designed to be printed and distributed to breastfeeding families. Topics include returning to work, milk supply, solid foods, mastitis, tongue-tie grandparent support, premature and sick infants, and more. Each issue of the JHL includes a new Inside Track, and previous issues can also be accessed electronically by ILCA Members.