Our Mission

The International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) is a professional organization that supports educators and other health care providers who believe in freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care.

ICEA supports the World Health Organization’s Code of Marketing Breastmilk Substitutes.

ICEA’s goals are to provide:
* Training and continuing education programs
* Quality educational resources
* Professional certification programs

  • Bottle Feeding: Is There a Risk?
    by awinterimi on November 6, 2017 at 11:00 am

      by Cynthia Billiar, RN, IBCLC, ANLC, ICD, ICCE More than 85% of lactating women in the United States express their milk some of the time. Of those pumping, 5.6% are exclusively pumping and feeding by bottle, (Keim, Boone, Oza-Frank, & Geraghty, 2017). This is not surprising because we know that 70% of women with children … Continue reading Bottle Feeding: Is There a Risk? […]

  • Placental Encapsulation: Friend or Foe of Postpartum Mothers?
    by awinterimi on October 23, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    by Donna Walls, RN, BSN, ICCE, IBCLC, ANLC In recent years, a practice has appeared which involves the preparation of a woman’s placenta for ingestion. Preparation practices vary from dehydration to heat treatments. The dried and ground placenta is then placed in capsules for ingestion over the first days or weeks after birth.  Some recipes can … Continue reading Placental Encapsulation: Friend or Foe of Postpartum Mothers? […]

  • SIDS Awareness Month
    by awinterimi on October 2, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness month and a time to take a fresh look at how we can educate parents and caregivers on reducing the risk of SIDS. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 3,500 infants died in the United States in 2014 of Sudden Unexplained Infant … Continue reading SIDS Awareness Mont […]

  • 2018 Conference Abstract Deadline Extended
    by awinterimi on September 15, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Share Your Expertise at ICEA’s Conference Due to the recent fires and natural disasters around the world, there have been requests to extend the deadline for abstract submissions for our 2018 Conference. As a kind gesture, we’re extending the deadline to Monday, October 2. The conference theme focuses on ICEA’s newly defined core values: COMPASSION: … Continue reading 2018 Conference Abstract Deadline Extended […]

  • Credentials: What Are They and Why Do We Need Them?
    by awinterimi on September 5, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    What are credentials and why do we need them? Credentials include academic diplomas and degrees, identification documents, certifications, and badges to list a few. Theses credentials give proof of professional qualifications or background. Credentials may also inspire a level of respect. This is important to consider when you are deciding which school to attend or … Continue reading Credentials: What Are They and Why Do We Need Them? […]

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