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Are You Inclusive of the LGBTQIA Community? Think Again.

Happy World Breastfeeding Week! Join in celebrating with all who protect, promote, and support breastfeeding throughout the globe! Yet, as you celebrate, recognize that there’s work to be done. This year’s World Breastfeeding Week theme calls us to focus on gender-equitable strategies for breastfeeding families everywhere. So how can we do that?

Join Marie and her guest, Stephanie Brown, IBCLC for a lively discussion that addresses how clinical professionals exhibit helpful and unhelpful actions for the LGBTQIA community. Begin to become aware of how your attitude, your language, and even your clinical environment can undermine rather than empower parents, beware of how “othering” can creep into your messages, recognize how issues such as continuity of care and consent and body autonomy impact care. And, get Marie’s free handout at to help you take actions to facilitate gender-equitable parental social protection.


    • Marie Biancuzzo

      Hi Mary Beth! Thanks for listening; glad you found it helpful!

      The handout can be found in our Insiders Club area.

      If you’re already a member of the Insiders Club, you can login and click on World Breastfeeding Week 2019. The handout, “What Every Healthcare Professional Should Know about Caring for Clients Who Identify as LGBTQIA” can be downloaded from that page.

      If you’re not already a member, I encourage to sign up for helpful resources! You can join here.

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