#happyIBCLCday from SELCA!

SELCA is here to help you help families breastfeed . . . Today, we celebrate International Board Certified Lactation Consultants, and say THANK YOU for all you do to help Georgia families.  Find your SELCA IBCLC Day 2018 Appreciation Certificate here.  We also have more ways to help you celebrate! ILCA #happyIBCLCday goodies USLCA members can access[…]

Georgia Lactation Consultant Practice Act ALREADY improving access to care!

Georgia Lactation Consultant Practice Act ALREADY improving access to care! The Georgia Lactation Consultant Practice Act will go into effect on July 1, 2018, but we are already seeing INCREASED ACCESS TO LACTATION CARE in Georgia.  We are thrilled to report that CareSource, a Medicaid CMO, has recently begun credentialing IBCLCs in Georgia! Importantly, our[…]


MEDICAID COVERAGE FOR LACTATION CONSULTANT SERVICES IN GEORGIA CareSource, a nonprofit managed care company based in Dayton, Ohio,  has contracted with the Georgia Department of Community Health to provide Medicaid services to Georgia citizens, and they will cover lactation consultant services!  To do so, they need Georgia Licensed Lactation Consultants to contract with them to provide[…]

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia Annual Meeting & Conference

Register Today!  October 23-24, 2017 Dublin, GA Each year, HMHB brings together members, providers and advocates to hear from maternal and infant health experts on a number of important issues to improve outcomes for our Georgia families. 2017 marks the first year we will have a two-day event with more panels and offerings than ever![…]

ExpressYourSuperPower 5/10 K Sponsorship Opportunities

Hello all, The Northwest Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition is beginning the sponsorship work for the 2017 World Breastfeeding Month ExpressYourSuperPower 5/10 K and is excited about all the opportunities for hospitals, medical practices, public health departments, other health organizations and family oriented businesses to join us on Saturday, September 30th for a fun, family day of[…]

Licensure Update January 2017

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[…]

Here GA grows again . . . Another Hospital Achieves Baby Friendly Designation

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[…]