Announcing 2020 World Breastfeeding Week Grant Recipients!

August is National Breastfeeding Month and we’re starting by celebrating World Breastfeeding Week (#WBW2020)! As many of you already know, the theme for this year is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”.
In honor of #WBW2020, PRO-LC would like to announce two new initiatives that are in replacement of the hospital poster content we have historically sponsored:


COVID19 (Coronavirus)

If you’d like to know more about COVID19 and lactation, click here.

Resources for Philadelphia Families during COVID19

Additional Philadelphia Area Resources

Breastfeeding Resource Directory

Pacify App

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Meetings are FREE for members and anyone who wants to attend without receiving CERPS

$20 per meeting for CERPS for non-members. Most meetings are 2 CERPS.



Lactation in the Black Community, Then and Now.


Pre-recorded part 1 of this 2 part training available to watch now, ahead of LIVE part 2 training to be held on 12/2/20.


Wednesday, 12/2/20 (ZOOM link to follow) at 7pm-8pm

live presentation will cover the implications of that history, access to care, misconceptions, and how to support lactation in the black community.

Speaker Bio’s:

Maria Silver Pyanov, CCE, CPD is a childbirth educator, certified postpartum doula and curriculum developer for the International Doula Institute. She is a former IBCLC intern at the former NorthEastern hospital, and postpartum doula trainer. She began working with prenatal and postpartum families in 2007 and has since supported families as a breastfeeding counselor, postpartum doula, community doula, and young parents educator. Maria supports families at all stages of parenthood but has a focus on prenatal services to help parents start off with support and education.


Camille Barnes is a postpartum doula and a student lacation counselor. She has a background in postpartum services, and newborn and early childhood development.  She’s a current student of the International Doula Institute to complete her certified breastfeeding counselor program and birth doula certification.  She has been supporting new families for several years. Camille is the diversity and inclusion director at the Maternal Wellness Center.

CERPS have been submitted and are pending approval.


(Free for members, $20 for non-members)
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PRO-LC IBCLC Exam Equity Grant Application


Congratulations to our two recipients !

Tisha Thompson-Bradley, BSN, RN


Tonae Simon, BSN, RN