Questions about Licensure? SELCA has answers …

As with anything new, licensure and the upcoming deadline of July 1, 2018 raises questions.  SELCA stands ready to help as a resource to all who support breastfeeding throughout the Southeastern United States.  We have many resources available on our website licensure page, but find our FAQs here:   

#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[…]

How to Become a Georgia Licensed Lactation Consultant in 10 Easy Steps!

Licensure for IBCLCs in Georgia is here, and the deadline is approaching- July 1, 2018!  We are already seeing positive results (did you see our post about Medicaid coverage in GA?) and we need licensed IBCLCs.  We know the process can seem daunting, but SELCA is here to help you help breastfeeding families, and we can[…]


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[…]

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Early Registration Extended for Community: SELCA Second Annual Conference In Light of #Irma’s Impact

SELCA wishes to express our concern for the region still experiencing the impact of #Irma.  Many SELCA leaders and members are involved in volunteer efforts to help affected areas, and some have been affected themselves. We realize that conference registration is likely low on people’s priority list, or impossible to complete due to the power and[…]

Farewell, Black Breastfeeding Week! Goodbye, World Breastfeeding Month- Parting Gift Inside!

As we wrap up World Breastfeeding Month with the conclusion Black Breastfeeding Week, I hope everyone remembers that the challenges continue . . . The reasons we need Black Breastfeeding Week, highlighted in this great listicle, don’t disappear as we prepare for Labor Day cookouts, and gear up for fall (with all things pumpkin spice).  SELCA commits to[…]

Celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week . . .The Difference SELCA Strives to Make

SELCA challenged ourselves this week to become more aware of what we can do to support Black Breastfeeding Week, working with this great listicle .  Now, time for #6! “The week of August 25th to August 31st is more than just highlighting the inequities and disparities that exist in lactation support and care, it’s about uplifting black communities that lack the education,[…]

Day 5 . . . Tough Talk as SELCA #BetsonBlack

Hopefully, you have followed our posts this week, and seen that SELCA is working through the ideas on this great listicle daily, as a way of supporting Black Breastfeeding Week . . . It’s time for #5! #5) Utilize promotional and marketing materials that are reflective of the community. Engage and co-create with members of the community to[…]

Day 4! SELCA Celebrates Black Breastfeeding Week and #BetsonBlack!

By now, you get it-  SELCA is addressing each point in this great listicle as a way of supporting Black Breastfeeding Week . . . so let’s move on to #4! #4) Collaboration, Collaboration, Collaboration! Partnership is essential to the survival and sustainability of any successful initiative, program, or organization- large or small. Collaboration is inevitable especially when it comes to[…]