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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

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  • The “Fourth Trimester”
    by awinterimi on February 8, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    by Donna Walls RN, BSN, ICCE, IBCLC The initial transition to motherhood is unique for every mother/baby dyad. It is a time of exploration, nurturing, learning and falling in love. This transition time is celebrated and supported with very different traditions around the world. An overriding philosophy in most western cultures has changed from what was viewed … Continue reading The “Fourth Trimester&rdquo […]

  • Flourishing in 2017 for ICEA
    by awinterimi on January 22, 2018 at 11:06 am

    The ICEA Board and staff were very busy flourishing for ICEA in 2017 to meet the needs of the membership. We started by looking at the results of a survey held in 2016 and then moved to prioritizing what we need to accomplish. One of the big items was the streamlining of membership and certification … Continue reading Flourishing in 2017 for ICEA […]

  • Breastfeeding in Public
    by awinterimi on January 12, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    by Cynthia Billiar, BSN, RN, IBCLC, ANLC, ICD, CD(DONA), ICCE Have you ever wondered how we got to the place that we need laws to protect a breastfeeding mother’s right to feed her baby wherever she may be? Every state in the U.S. except Idaho, along with the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands, has … Continue reading Breastfeeding in Public […]

  • 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? […]

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