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.
Knowledge: We believe knowledge guides our practice, strengthens our value, and supports our role in transforming world health.
Diversity: We foster an inclusive environment that supports leadership, advocacy, professional development, and research from varied perspectives.
Equity: We support global access to skilled lactation care and the IBCLC profession.
Our Vision: World health transformed through breastfeeding and skilled lactation care.
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.
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.