IBCLC Day – March 1, 2023
IBCLC® Day is celebrated annually on the first Wednesday in March.
IBCLC® stands for International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, which is the credential held by so many of our iLactation participants.
Here at iLactation we celebrated the daily work of IBCLCs around the world by providing free access on IBCLC Day to the fantastic presentation by Professor Bodo Melnik from Germany, where he discusses that human milk is not food but an epigenetic program that is only appropriately transmitted by breastfeeding.
(Presented at our 2022 conference, Breastfeeding: biological dialogues.)
Professor Melnik suggests that the newborn infant is not breastfed but in fact breast- programmed by the mammary gland. Human milk composition and signaling functions are controlled by the human lactation genome, which had developed over millions of years of mammalian evolution. We should rely on the functions and opportunities of our own genes, provided as a natural birthright for all mammals and especially for our preterm infants. Colostrum- and mature milk-derived exosomes have been identified as most favorable natural agents for the prevention and treatment of NEC.
Register now for this excellent presentation Milk exosomal microRNAs in the prevention and treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis (1.5 L CERPs)
(IBLCE Detailed Content outline topics: Development & Nutrition, Physiology & Endocrinology, Clinical Skills)
Registration price: US$20.
IBCLC Day is also traditionally the first day of our March online breastfeeding conference. This conference is our 22nd conference, Lactation Conversations, online now until June 1, which is up to 3 full months of access. 19 hours of education, providing CERPs, CNEs and CMEs for health professionals, plus amazing information and education for all lactation supporters. Go here to view the speakers, topics and to register. Don’t miss it!