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Lactation Support Providers (LSP) Constellation

Steward: United States Breastfeeding Committee (Amelia Psmythe)

The first of the USBC-affiliated Constellations, this group was first convened in June 2014 for an in-person meeting, with funding support for the Centers of Disease Control & Prevention. At this meeting the participants agreed on the Declaration of Intent and Priority Strategies listed below.

Declaration of Intent:

"Whereas all mothers & babies have a right to access to trained lactation support to reach their goals;

Whereas all lactation support providers bring value to the landscape of care;

Therefore we agree to work collaboratively to influence opportunities for change to increase access to lactation support."

Constellation Priority Strategies:

Advancing Equity by Decolonizing the First Foods Landscape & Centering on the Needs of Families.

  • Enrich the LSP Constellation’s participation, procedures and collaborative approach
  • Develop innovative solutions and tools to achieve equity in breastfeeding and breastfeeding support
  • Advocate for lactation support providers and breastfeeding families through targeted communication and participation in policy-making
  • Improve and expand the lactation support provider field through equitable routes of training and payment for services
  • Increase equitable access for breastfeeding families through engagement, access, and empowerment

Constellation Work Products:

Learn more about the different ways to become a Lactation Support Provider on the following webpages. Check out nationally available training courses on the Training Directory. See what your different options are for completing requirements to sit for credentialing exams and become a WIC breastfeeding peer counselor on the Pathways page.

Lactation Support Provider Training Directory

Lactation Support Provider Pathways Information

Constellation Participants:

    Academy of Lactation Policy & Practice
    Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
    Breastfeeding USA
    Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute
    Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
    Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association
    HealthConnect One
    Healthy Children Project
    International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners
    La Leche League USA
    Lactation Education Resources
    Mom2Mom Global
    National Association of County & City Health Officials
    National Association of Peer & Professional Lactation Supporters of Color
    National WIC Association
    Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere
    United States Lactation Consultant Association

    LSP Constellation - Public Library
    Date File
    2016-09-28 Summer 2016: Constellation Priorities & Decision-Making Details
    2016-05-18 Presentation: Equity in Lactation Support (3/31/2016) Details
    2016-05-18 Presentation: Strategies for Equitable Access to Lactation Care (4/20/2016) Details
    2015-04-28 Webinar Files: Sustainable Financing Strategies for Community Prevention (4/24/2015) Details