The International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) is the professional association for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants® (IBCLC®) and other health care professionals who care for breastfeeding families. ILCA membership is open to all who support and promote breastfeeding; you can join at any time and do not need to be an IBCLC to become a member.
Our Vision: The IBCLC is the globally recognized professional authority in lactation.
Our Mission: To advance the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) profession worldwide through leadership, advocacy, professional development, and research.
Click here to view the ILCA Strategic Plan.
Click here to view the ILCA Organizational Chart.
ILCA is a non-governmental organization (NGO) in official relationship with
ILCA provides official representatives to many organizations, including:
Please read the President's Letter to learn more about ILCA's current activities in promoting the profession of lactation consultancy worldwide.