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Lactation Support Providers (LSP) Constellation

Steward: United States Breastfeeding Committee (Amelia Psmythe Seger)

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 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

    Lactation Support Provider Constellation's Collaborative Work