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Kentucky Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding Updates
Upcoming Events
Site developed and sponsored by the KY WIC Program.  The content of this site is not intended to replace the advice of your
health care team.  If you are concerned about yourself or your baby contact your doctor or an IBCLC.
Western Kentucky
Breastfeeding Conference
August 5, 2016
Location:  Bowling Green, KY
Speaker:  Melissa Cole with
Luna Lactation
Registration: Download the

Lactation on the Levee
August 17, 2016
Location: Newport Aquarium
    Newport, KY
Topic:  Substance Use
Disorders in Pregnancy and
Registration: Download the
brochure or click here

KLIC Conference
 October 28, 2016
Location:  Louisville, KY
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Registration will be available at
Your resource for breastfeeding support in Kentucky
Visit the
Lactation Improvement Network of
Kentucky (LINK),  Kentucky's
statewide breastfeeding coalition
at their website
Coverage of Breastfeeding Services
Under the Affordable Care Act insurance companies are
suppose to cover breastfeeding support and supplies.  
Unfortunately, confusion still surrounds this provision
among new mothers and insurance companies.  The
National Women's Law Center recently completed a
report detailing the shortcomings in current coverage.  
The report can be accessed at  If you are a
mom and have sought coverage for breastfeeding
supplies or services, the United States Breastfeeding
Committee would like to hear about your experience,
good or bad.  You can share your story
World Breastfeeding Week 2016
World Breastfeeding Week is recognized each year from August 1-7.  The 2016 theme
is Breastfeeding:  A Key to Sustainable Development.  Breastfeeding is the foundation
of infant nutrition that contributes to lifelong health and has an effect on all 17 of the
Sustainable Development Goals developed by world leaders in 2015.  For more
information visit