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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!

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UN Women are calling for an equal future, with healthcare services that respond to the needs of all women. LactaHub is answering with a resource to help health professionals meet the specific needs of lactating and breastfeeding women in their daily work: LactaMedia – A Clinical Image Collection.

LactaMedia is an emerging, open access collection of educational photos and videos appropriate for training, presenting and assisting patients.

We invite you to visit at its new home on the LactaHub knowledge platform www.LactaMedia.org. You will find:

• 100-plus photos and 12 videos of lactating women, in some cases with their breastfeeding infants.
• Images depict specific topics – for instance, breastfeeding positions and challenges, breast variations, stages of breastmilk or anatomical challenges of mother or baby.
• Each has been reviewed and approved by an IBCLC and is appropriate use when training, presenting or consulting breastfeeding mothers.

LactaMedia is being compiled with gratitude to lactation consultants, midwives, nurses, doctors, mothers and families. The goal is to curate a robust resource, rich with contributions that reflect communities around the globe.

Would you care to help?
If you are a health professional who works with lactating mothers and their infants and are interested in contributing or offering feedback, please contact media@lactahub.org.

About LactaHub
LactaHub is a partnership project of The Global Health Network (University of Oxford) and the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation. Launched in May 2020, the LactaHub knowledge platform is an expanding source of open access information and evidence-based resources for practitioners in the field of breastfeeding and breastmilk. You can also sign up for LactaNews to learn about new additions and join the LactaHub community.

More about LactaMedia
LactaMedia – A Clinical Image Collection on LactaHub is exclusively for nonprofit, educational, medical or scientific purposes. All images have been compiled with the help of various practitioners and produced in strict accordance with ethical and legal requirements for medical photography in which patients are involved. Patients have signed photographic consent forms, or had one signed on their behalf by a parent. All images have been reviewed and approved by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Images are exclusively for nonprofit, educational, medical or scientific use. 

Illustrations: Nadja Stadelmann