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Dear members of NCLCA,

As you know, NCLCA is a chapter of the United States Lactation Consultant Association. As such, we have been working as a an affiliated organization under the umbrella of the North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition (NCBC). This past month, during an NCBC board retreat, the future of NCLCA and our relationship to USLCA was discussed.

If we are to continue in this way, we need help. We need an IBCLC to step up to the plate and take a leadership role as a chair of the NCLCA - we had sent a call and had no response. We would like to make one final plea and if we do not hear from a viable candidate, by October 31, 2019, we will shift and ease the workload by making NCLCA one of the committees of NCBC, and to no longer seek an organizational affiliation with USLCA. 

We will continue providing our yearly conference and advocating for the importance of skilled lactation care as a part of the health care team as a part of this change.

We also continue to encourage our members to join USLCA individually.

If you have any questions or concerns about our decision, we would love to hear from you. 

We appreciate your membership and your involvement with our organization.

If you have concerns, please feel free to reach out to our chair (Ellen) and/or Norma.

-Norma and Rebecca


Call for Volunteers for Summit Planning Committee
Planning is already underway for the 2020 NCLCA Breastfeeding Summit!  We are in need of a few more volunteers!  Want to be part of the team?  Email Norma today!


New Job Posted with NCBC

The position currently available with the North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition is a Breastfeeding Peer Support Provider in our southeastern (Region 1) area of the state. Seeking qualified candidates who are members of ECBI for a temporary part time grant funded position (enrolled members preferred). Personal breastfeeding experience is required to become a Breastfeeding Peer Support Provider, but training for this, and as a doula, will be provided at no cost to the applicant.​

Peer Support Provider Description

Apply online here.  
*Applications must be submitted by October 31st at 11:59 PM for consideration. 

Free Webinar Available!


Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1-2pm EST

Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar – Counseling 101: Fundamentals of Breastfeeding Promotion, Protection and Support Across Disciplines – click here to register.

Presenter: Sekeita Lewis-Johnson, DNP, RN, IBCLC

Description: Research supports the need for changes in health care practices related to breastfeeding care practices. Improving parental breastfeeding self-efficacy and prenatal education are targeted interventions aimed to improve breastfeeding success; but what happens when healthcare providers lack the necessary skills to support breastfeeding? Lack of support from health care providers is a common complaint voiced by breastfeeding families. This webinar will explore clinical and communication barriers to breastfeeding support and provide fundamental breastfeeding counseling concepts aimed to improve support and protection of optimal infant feeding.

Approved for 1 L-CERP, 1 nurse’s contact hour and 1 social work CE hour.


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Did you notice our website changed?  

We are working to create a more user friendly website, which allows our members to find the infromation they need more quickly.  Have suggestions?  Email our our "website lady" (Its actually just Machelle). 
  • We updated our front page
  • Currently updating our 2020 meetings
  • Updating our regional map
  • Updating all of our new awardees
Bear with us as we make these changes to help our site be more user friendly!
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