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Journal of Human Lactation

Journal of Human Lactation (JHL) is the official journal of the International Lactation Consultant Association. It is a 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 journal features Inside Tracks and Independent Study Modules.

Inside Tracks are articles published in the JHL that are written for mothers and their families. They are used as handouts to reinforce teaching and expand awareness of breastfeeding-related issues. ILCA members may download copies.

Independent Study Modules appear in most issues, with study questions about an article printed in that issue. After publication, the modules are also available online at ILCA’s CERPs onDemand, along with other study modules based on conference sessions, webinars, and more.

ILCA Members* receive the journal in the mail as a member benefit. U.S. members also receive the USLCA Journal, Clinical Lactation. Members may access the current and all past issues of the JHL and Inside Track Collection online.

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Non-ILCA Members may learn more about JHL, Inside Track articles, or may Join Now to start receiving the journal and other member benefits.


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