Come to our next SELCA meeting on February 25, 2017
Come enjoy networking and professional development at our first SELCA meeting of the new year- 2 CERPS offered for members.
Check Out Upcoming Special Interest Group Meetings
Special Interest Groups allow IBCLCs and other Lactation Professionals with common interests meet to discuss areas of interest. SIGs for 2016 shall be Private Practice IBCLCs (PP) and Hospital-Based IBCLCs (HB) and Tongue-Tie/Lip- Tie Support (TT). Check the Meetings page for times, dates and locations.
Progress with Licensure!
Check out our blog post and licensure page for the latest news.
SELCA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
" . . .It was a well-balanced conference for learners of all levels" "Fabulous!!!" "Good location, nice conference center" "Excellent and well planned out event!!! FUN!!!!"
"I enjoyed the speakers and the range of topics offered" "A wide variety of great topics" "very interesting and informative" "Very practical 'hands on' information"
"The financial value was very impressive. . ." " the conference fee was awesome!" "a very inexpensive way to get cerp[s] " "This was a very valuable event and easy way to obtain CERPS without breaking the bank"
Join us next year!
"Can't wait until next year" "Enjoyed myself! Learned a lot and can't wait for next year!" "Great conference with relevant topics. I will attend again next year"
Breastfeeding Education: Keep it SImple and Current
What's Going on in lactation
Great news for Lactation Consultant Licensure in Georgia! The five member advisory committee and Secretary of State representative Jim Cleghorn have met for the first time. They discussed a timeline for starting to issue licenses, fees that will be collected, and how to disseminate information to both IBCLCs in GA and consumers. Thank you to[…]
SELCA would like to share this story from the Office of Georgia’s Lieutenant Governor. When a group of nursing mothers who work at the State Capitol approached Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, they shared a common concern. Many of them lacked access to private offices and were resorting to public restrooms to pump their breast milk. […]
We are so excited to have so many new people join SELCA as part of the recent conference . . . as your local chapter of the United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA) and local affiliate of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), your membership is extremely important to impact the lactation profession where you[…]
Congratulations to Georgia’s newest Baby Friendly Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital. WellStar Cobb is the first hospital in the WellStar hospital system in Georgia to obtain Baby Friendly designation, joining the following hospitals in this honor. DeKalb Women’s Medical Center-1st in Georgia to be Baby Friendly Emory Midtown Hospital Doctors Hospital, Augusta Grady Hospital Piedmont Henry[…]
SELCA’s Annual Conference was this past Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Piedmont Atlanta. Lactation professionals from around the southeast gathered for fun networking opportunities, affordable continuing education, and professional development. It was a full day, from 7:15 AM to 5:30 PM, but the good food, great information, and fantastic people made it worthwhile. One of[…]
The Southeastern Lactation Consultant Association Board of Directors proudly announces the creation of the Friend of SELCA award. This award goes to a SELCA member OR a member of the community who is working to advance the IBCLC within Georgia and the Southeast through leadership, advocacy, professional development, and research. SELCA members may submit nominations[…]
Many joined us this year in repeating the success of last year’s 5K Run/Walk in the lovely, new Etowah River Park in Canton, GA. The Second Annual Express Your SuperPower 5K Run/Walk was a huge success! We celebrated World Breastfeeding Month on Saturday, October 1, 2016 with a well attended race, co-sponsored by the Northwest Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition[…]
Please join us for our upcoming annual conference on November 12, 2016 at Piedmont Atlanta for fun networking opportunities, affordable continuing education, and professional development. Piedmont Atlanta Hospital is conveniently located in Atlanta, at 1968 Peachtree Rd. NW Atlanta GA 30309- directions here. The event will be held in Rich Auditorium, 77 building, M level.[…]
Moms, children, lactation advocates and policy makers from across the state were all on hand at the Capitol, Tuesday August 4, 2016 at 10 am, as Governor Nathan Deal signed the proclamation of August as Breastfeeding Month in Georgia. Thanks to Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition board member, Chrysta Andrews, for once again this year making the arrangements for[…]
SELCA is grateful to the efforts of Leah Aldridge, JD, IBCLC on behalf of Georgia International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) and the recently passed Georgia Lactation Consultant Practice Act, providing licensure of Georgia IBCLCs. The depth of her passion, the breadth of her advocacy, and the tirelessness of her work cannot be adequately lauded[…]