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Do You Need More Support to Thrive as a Lactation Professional?
Do you need access to world-class education?
Are you seeking a network you can get advice from?
Is evidence-based research hard to find?
Do families have difficulty finding you?
ILCA Membership has helped thousands of lactation professionals be more successful
Katinka Musavaya (Zimbabwe):
As the only practicing IBCLC® in my country, ILCA is my window to the lactation world. I also love the Journal of Human Lactation for keeping up to date with research for my clients.
Josephine Nalugo (Uganda):
I have been an ILCA member the past 6 years, through a scholarship from the Wisconsin Association of Lactation Consultants. During that time, I have supported over 1000 mothers and their babies in my country of Uganda, as well as in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ghana. ILCA has introduced me to knowledge that I have been seeking and it enabled me to grow the care I offer in my community. I feel like my journey has just begun with moms, babies, and their papas to breastfeed and I need ILCA membership to continue this work.
With ILCA Membership, you get:
Education & Research
World-Class education with a minimum of 10 continuing education credits per year
Evidence-Based Research through a quarterly subscription to the Journal of Human Lactation
Lactation guidelines and protocols through ILCA’s Clinical Guidelines, Triage Tool and Spanish Breastfeeding Glossary
Discounts on the ILCA Conference or Virtual Conference
Recognition by Global Advocacy Leaders guiding healthcare in every community
Opportunities to volunteer your expertise to the organization and impact change for the profession
What is Your Investment?
ILCA’s membership pricing structure is a reflection of our commitment to knowledge, diversity, and equity. Access details on the membership categories and identify your country category.
Membership dues are paid in USD. As soon as you join, you will have full access to all of your ILCA member benefits. If you are joining for the first time, you will receive 12 months of membership. If you are renewing, 12 months will be added to your current membership.
What Makes ILCA Different than Other Associations for Lactation Professionals?
ILCA is the only international association representing lactation professionals at the table where global health decisions are being made. These global health decisions determine the lactation care related regulations and protocols being implemented in every community around the world.
As a lactation professional, you know that breastfeeding improves the health of babies and mothers alike. Unfortunately, 60% of families are not reaching their breastfeeding goals and global health outcomes are being threatened because:
- healthcare systems lack capacity in lactation knowledge;
- communities do not have access to skilled lactation care; and
- baby milk companies are using unethical marketing practices to target vulnerable populations.
With the tools and resources offered in an ILCA membership, you will confidently use evidence to guide your practice and strengthen your value in your community’s healthcare system, ensure families can locate your services, and support global advocacy work that promotes the role of lactation professionals, like you, in transforming world health.
No other organization can offer you the security and confidence you need to thrive as a lactation professional.
Gender Inclusive Language Policy
ILCA is committed to using inclusive language for greater global health equity and recognizes that not all parents feeding their babies identify as mothers or as breastfeeding parents.