Adult chat with breastmilk
ILCA has designated this annual Fellowship, the 6th to be awarded, as the Chris Mulford WABA ILCA Fellowship.
Chris had been an ILCA member and helped to guide the birth and growth ofthe profession with a gentle spirit and wise leadership.
I came into this field with an eye toward low intervention birth and respect for mothers, with special emphasis on the humanization of birth. In 2011, I achieved my goal of becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®). The year I took the exam was the first time in Chile the exam was given at the same time as in the rest of the world.
This was probably because, during my internships in hospitals, I saw very little respect for women and a lot of poor treatment of them. Since then, I have been working in breastfeeding promotion, and consulting in support of perinatal health professionals.
She also paved the way for the first WABA‐ILCA Fellowship, in 2007, by being an exemplar of a Fellow.
At Lactation Matters, we are proud to highlight this post, by Denise Fisher, a recent fellow, about her experiences in Malaysia with WABA.
Compounding the difficulty with finding this information is the simple fact that we don’t really know the answers at the level of evidence-based medicine.
In my daily work, I consult with women and babies with breastfeeding difficulties and write articles of interest to our community.The Chilean government is also discussing the approval of human milk banks.It is an exciting time in Chile with so much going on to support and promote breastfeeding.As the global community comes to grips with the Ebola epidemic, most of the press and information available pertains to surveillance, recommendations for quarantine, containing the geographic spread, determining risk of exposure, protection of health care workers, and support and treatment of those diagnosed with the deadly virus.Of particular concern to those in the maternal-child health, nutrition, and lactation fields is the effect of potential exposure and proven infection with the Ebola virus on pregnant and lactating women and their infants.Decisions are being made to direct clinical practice by authorities like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) based on our knowledge of how other viruses act, anecdotal stories from the field, and an occasional clinical report.While we all want the answers yesterday, authorities are doing their best to guide practice to save lives, while not panicking health authorities into making decisions that will cause more harm than good.She has served as Chair of the United States Breastfeeding Committee, and was chosen to Chair the new US Baby-Friendly Hospital NICU Initiative.I became a certified midwife 20 years ago, assisting women in labor since my early adult days.By Denise Fisher AM, MMP, BN, IBCLC In 2010, I was honored to be selected the Fellow to work with the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) staff on several projects to support breastfeeding worldwide. Penang has been called the Jewel of the Orient, and is a beautiful island off the coast of Malaysia.Malaysia is a bustling melting pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese, and other ethnic groups live together harmoniously.