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Journal of Human Lactation

Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
2012 Impact Factor: 1.638
2012 Ranking: 49/121 in Pediatrics | 12/103 in Nursing | 41/77 in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Source: 2012 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2013)
The top-ranked breastfeeding journal

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Written for professionals by professionals, the Journal of Human Lactation deals with the practical, every day topics that lactation consultants, nurses, midwives, nutritionists/dieticians, public health and social workers, therapists, and physicians face everyday, such as
  • Patient counseling
  • Sociological and ethnic issues in dealing with breastfeeding
  • Practical discussions of diseases and conditions, such as mastitis, candida infections, engorgement
  • Care plans developed to help mothers and babies that require special care
  • Economics of breastfeeding
  • Educating physicians, hospital administration and other departments
  • Practical training for lactation consultants

The Journal of Human Lactation also covers important and controversial issues that you need to know about today:

  • Immunological factors in human milk and HIV transmission through breastfeeding
  • Nipple wound care
  • Herbal medications and breastfeeding
  • The effects of maternal labor analgesia on infant feeding
  • Evaluating breastfeeding promotion interventions
  • Breastfeeding of very low birth weight infants
  • Determinants of infant feeding practices
  • The role of breastfeeding in reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
  • Pacifier use
  • The use of alternative therapies in the support of breastfeeding mothers and infants 
  • Nipple shield use among premature infants
  • Co-sleeping/Bedsharing during lactation

While strongly advocating and supporting breastfeeding, the journal publishes a balanced view of many of the issues through helpful and immediately useful features such as:

  • Original Research
  • Independent Study Module for Lactation Consultants
  • Insights in Practice (innovative teaching aids and procedures, charting, and referral forms specific to a lactation workup)
  • Clinical Perspectives
  • Editorials
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Currents in Human Milk Banking
  • The Galactopharmacopedia
  • Physicians' Focus
  • Literature Reviews
  • Case Reports
  • ILCA's Inside Track
  • Research to Practice
  • Research Methods
  • IBLCE Reports
  • Reviews

The Journal of Human Lactation is the official journal of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA). The International Lactation Consultant Association® promotes the professional development, advancement, and recognition of lactation consultants worldwide for the benefit of breastfeeding women, infants and children. ICLA membership includes a subscription to the Journal of Human Lactation.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Subscription Information :
Institutional Subscription, Combined (Print & E-access) $800.00
Institutional Subscription & Backfile Lease, Combined Plus Backfile (Current Volume Print & All Online Content) $880.00
Institutional Subscription, E-access $720.00
Institutional Subscription & Backfile Lease, E-access Plus Backfile (All Online Content) $800.00
Institutional Backfile Purchase, E-access (Content through 1998) $857.00
Institutional Subscription, Print Only $784.00
Individual Subscription, Print Only $202.00

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Institutional, Single Print Issue $216.00
Individual Single Print Issue $66.00
Frequency: Quarterly eISSN: 1552-5732 ISSN: 0890-3344
Months of Distribution: February , May , August , November Current Volume: 30 Current Issue: 1
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