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[…]

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[…]

Express Your SuperPower 5K 2016 Was Super, Indeed!

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[…]

Governor Proclaims August Breastfeeding Month in Georgia

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[…]

Lactation Professionals- Check Out ZipMilk, and Get Listed!

SELCA is pleased to announce that the valuable resource for IBCLCs and their clients, ZipMilk, is up and running for 2016.  The Georgia Breastfeeding Coalition has partnered with ZipMilk.org, a website that provides listings for breastfeeding resources sorted by ZIP Code and was developed by the Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition.  It is currently used by Massachusetts,[…]