ILCA is a strategic-driven organization that values Knowledge, Diversity, and Equity.

We work toward our vision of world health transformed through breastfeeding and skilled lactation care through the use of Advisory Committees and Task Forces.



Advisory committees are teams of subject matter experts focused on a specific area of interest. They provide leadership in these areas to ILCA and help to set direction in their assigned areas.

Advocacy: Responsible for the development of campaigns and projects that globally represent and promote the value of ILCA and the IBCLC profession.

Equity: Committed to exploring opportunities to increase cultural inclusion and diversity within the organization, as well as the translations of relevant documents for the profession.

Global Collaboration: Team of regional and cross-cultural experts responsible for planning and overseeing ILCA global development activities.

International CodeThe committee is an appointed group of International Code experts (ILCA members and non-members) whose primary responsibility is to determine whether potential commercial affiliates are meeting their obligations under the International Code of the Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and relevant subsequent WHA resolutions.

Professional Development: Provides guidance on research, professional development, resources, conference programming, and clinical instruction while supporting all knowledge based activity for the organization.

Resource Development:Tasked with finding new avenues for funding that will expand access and opportunity to IBCLCs through grants, scholarships, and other fundraising.


While Advisory and Regional committees provide long-term guidance, Task Forces serve to help us reach time-sensitive goals in project-based and task-specific ways. These groups of individuals work together on a short-term basis.

2017 Annual Conference Program Task Force: Responsible for planning ILCA's annual conference program with guidance from the Professional Development Committee, Board of Directors and staff.

Conference Development Task Force: Responsible for developing overall recommendations for how future ILCA conferences should be structured, and where they should be located.

Fellows of ILCA Designation Task Force: Responsible for the review and selection of applicants to be presented to the ILCA Board of Directors for final approval for the FILCA designation.

Nominations Task Force: Responsible for the identifying, vetting and nominating Board Member candidates to the Board of Directors.

Research Task Force: Responsible for screening applicants for Conference Poster Display and Research Session as well as make final selection for Annual Poster Contest.

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