Upcoming Events

Our next meeting will be held on Sunday, September 24, at 1:30pm with guest speaker Dia Michels on the topic  1000 Days in Gap City: Exploring the Relationship between the Breastfeeding Gap and the Word Gap.  Click here for more information.

Do you have expertise to share?

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Share Your Expertise With the ILCA Community


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Please join us for the next LCAGW meeting on Sunday, March 22.  We will be welcoming speaker Florence Williams, author of the book Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History.  She will have copies of her books available for sale at the meeting.


Sunday, March 22nd
1pm – 4 pm
The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington – 2141 K Street, NW  Washington DC, Room 305

1 – 2pm – Networking and General Meeting
We will be discussing LCAGW’s involvement at the ILCA Conference this July in DC!
Ideas for future speakers
Update on By-Laws review
If you have any items for discussion, please reply to me and I will put it on the agenda

2 -4pm – Speaker Florence Williams

Please arrive on time to this meeting.  The building is locked on Sundays and it is easier if we all are let in at the same time.  Details to follow in a reminder email about how to enter if you are late, and parking options…

Finally, a Happy (Belated) IBCLC Day to all from the LCAGW Board!

January Meeting

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Nancy Clark, Director of Northern Virginia Lactation Consultants and Pat Shelly, Director of the Breastfeeding Center of Greater Washington will hosted a discussion on “Balancing Patient/Client Follow up in Hospital/Private Practice”

Discussion included

  • Website Update
  • Logo Contest
  • Committee to review By-Laws
  • Membership Recruitment
  • Future speakers and locations
  • World Breastfeeding Week
  • State License for LC’s

November Meeting

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At the last LCAGW meeting on Sunday September 14 at Sibley Memorial Hospital, Dr. Kathy McCue presented her latest research on LGBT breastfeeding.

Reminder: Next Meeting Sunday, September 14th!

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Join the Lactation Consultant Association of Greater Washington (LCAGW) for our next quarterly meeting on Sunday, September 14 at 1pm. Our speaker will be our president, Kathleen McCue speaking on the topic of Lesbian Domestic Partners and Breastfeeding. It is anticipated that 1.5 L CERPS will be awarded. (Still waiting for approval from IBLCE).

Sunday, September 14, 2014
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Sibley Memorial Hospital
5255 Loughboro Rd., NW,
Washington, DC 20016

Paid parking is in garage under hospital. Bring ID to clear security upon entering hospital.

1:00 – General Membership Meeting
2:00 – Speaker, Dr. Kathleen Mccue, FNP, IBCLC

We hope to see you there!

Affordable Care Act and Payment for Lactation Support

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Looking for some clarity on how lactation services are supported with the Affordable Care Act? “Breastfeeding support, supplies, and services” are said to be covered, but what does this really mean?  Check out this article from the National Breastfeeding Center:


Upcoming Meeting: How Alternative Therapies Can Benefit the Breastfed Infant

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Rashida Cohen MD Chiropractor
Laura Mitchel LMT Craniosacral Therapist

Location: Sibley Memorial Hospital
5255 Loughboro Rd NW
Washington DC 20016
Medical Conference Room

– Explain the rationale of alternative therapies
– Determine which infants will benefit from alternative therapies
– Refer appropriate clients to alternative health care providers
– Share resources, exchange ideas and support other LCAGW members

More details: Agenda Feb 2014

Upcoming Meeting: Dr. April Fogleman joins us!

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Speaker: Dr. April Fogleman PhD, RD, IBCLC

Date: November 3, 2013

Time:  2pm – 4pm

Location:  Auditorium (2nd Floor)

Children’s National Medical Center

111 Michigan Ave NW Washington, DC 20010

Agenda_Nov 3_Meeting


Human Milk: A Miraculous Substance 

– How many times can you safely freeze and thaw breastmilk?

– Is the composition of breastmilk in the second year of lactation different?

– How does fortification of breastmilk change absorption?

– Answers to these questions and much more…

Dr Fogleman_Meeting Details


Dr Foglemman is a researcher and Asst Professor from North Carolina State University

To learn more about Dr Fogleman …




Guest Speaker: Dr. Richard Ferber

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Please join LCAGW on Oct. 17th for special guest speaker, Dr. Richard Ferber!

Topic: Assessment of Infant and Child Sleep Patterns

Speaker 7pm – 8:30pm
Discussion 8:30pm – 9pm

Location: Holy Cross Hospital Silver Spring, MD

You must RSVP to attend.  Please email Judy to reserve your spot:  judy.lcagw@gmail.com

See flyer for more details.

Guest Speaker: April Fogleman

Posted by on Sep 15, 2013 in Guest Speaker, NEWS | 0 comments

April Fogleman, PhD, RD, IBCLC – Assistant Professor of Nutrition at North Carolina State University – will be speaking on new findings in breastmilk, the use of donor milk for NICU infants, lactoengineering, and preemie response to “engineered milk”.

Meeting Date: November 3, 2013
Time: 2pm-4pm
Location: TBD

*CERPS will be available