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From the CDC as of 10/15/21:
COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people aged 12 years and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future. You should always wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds before breastfeeding or expressing breast milk, even if you don’t have COVID-19. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
When you join KLIC, you will receive access to our member page, where you can find the discount code to use when you join USLCA.
KLIC is a Chapter of the United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA) https://uslca.org We work to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. We advocate for the professional recognition of the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) as a vital part of the allied health team. We collaborate with breastfeeding supporters at all professional and lay levels, including nurses, physicians, certified lactation counselors (CLC), La Leche League Leaders (LLL-L), and public health staff. KLIC honors the Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and does not accept funding from corporations who are not in compliance!
For new parents currently undergoing medically assisted treatment to overcome opioid addiction, deciding whether or not to breastfeed during treatment can be challenging. Bicycle Health recently published an educational guide to breastfeeding and Opiod Use Disorder (OUD) treatment where they answer some frequently asked questions and concerns regarding safety for both the parent and child.
They also provide treatment online.