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.
More CERPs Available at our May Meeting Mini-Conference on May 16, 2017
Check out the details of our mini-conference in partnership with the Southern Crescent Breastfeeding Coalition under our meeting page. Hope to see you there!
Upcoming Speakers at our November 4, 2017 Conference
Ellen O’Neal Boundy, RN, CNM, MS, ScD
Christie Coursey, IBCLC
Alicia C. Simpson MS, RD, IBCLC, LD
Erik Bauer M.D., F.A.A.P.
What's Going on in lactation
Will you join us on Tuesday, August 15th, at the Georgia State Capitol (The Gold Dome) for the signing of the 2017 Governor’s Proclamation in Support of Breastfeeding? We will once again have the honor of meeting Governor Deal and having a photo taken to remember the occasion. We welcome breastfeeding advocates, children, families and[…]
We wanted to share with you the following opportunity: The National Institute for Children’s Health Equity is hosting a webinar in collaboration with the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs on July 27, 2017 at 2:00-3:30PM, entitled, “The Residual Impact of Historical Structural Inequities: Connecting Residential Segregation and Mortgage Discrimination to Current Infant Mortality and[…]
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT PROPOSED RULES AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING LACTATION CONSULTANTS
SELCA wishes to extend their collective congratulations to all the newly certified and re-certified IBCLCs. Georgia families will certainly benefit from increased access to the expert clinical care provided by IBCLCs! With the eagerly anticipated issuance of licenses for our profession on the horizon, it is an exciting time for our state and our profession.[…]
New from Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Georgia: Resources for Future International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs)
SELCA appreciates the continued support of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants in Georgia by Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies of Georgia. Read their most recent blog here!
SELCA is starting a list of potential mentors for those interested in starting the path towards becoming an IBCLC. These will include those in all areas of practice, including private practice, clinical, hospital and public health. To add yourself to the list, fill out the form here. If you are interested in being paired with[…]
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 will be a mini-conference in partnership with Southern Crescent Breastfeeding Coalition. SELCA members can attend the 10 A.M. to 12 P.M. speaker sessions as a part of membership. Christie Coursey, IBCLC will be speaking on breastfeeding and baby wearing, and Alicia Simpson, MS, RD, IBCLC, LD will be speaking on galactogogues[…]
Nope, April the Giraffe is still pregnant . . . BUT the SELCA website is updated with meeting dates, evaluation and CERP certificate links, speaker information, minutes, budgets and more! Don’t forget to scroll down to see what you have been missing “below the fold” . . . Don’t forget- we still need volunteers to[…]
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. […]