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ILCA provides you with the essential tools, resources, and information to best support the families you support. 

Do you support and promote breastfeeding? Then you are a valued member of our community. You do not need to be an IBCLC to be a member! We welcome you to consider joining us in 2015!

ILCA Offers You MORE in 2015!

Mark Your Calendar:
Be sure to visit this page when 2015 membership opens on 1 October 2014!

2015 Benefits Include:

  • Earn FREE CERPs:
    NEW in 2015! All ILCA members are eligible to earn up to 10 FREE CERPs. As you know, IBCLCs are required to recertify by CERPs or exam every five years. Be sure to take advantage of this benefit: over the course of five years, you can secure up to two-thirds of your required CERPs for the recertification process. ILCA will provide a list of eligible beginning 1 January 2015 through the CERPs OnDemand portal. All members will be notified once they launch.
  • Access the Journal of Human Lactation (JHL):
    Guide your practice by reading the research you need in three ways: on paper, online, and mobile. In addition to the print edition that will arrive in your mailbox, you can also read full articles online at the JHL website, on your computer, or your mobile device at
  • Find A Lactation Consultant (FALC) Listing:
    New families who need breastfeeding support want to find YOUR contact information. Our FALC connects families seeking support to the gold standard in lactation support: IBCLCs. The FALC helps them find you: a verified IBCLC in their community.
  • Build Your Practice Toolbox:
    Inside Tracks exclusively for ILCA members.
    Get evidence-based handouts for families on topics like tongue-tie, returning to work, Vitamin D supplementation, hand expression, and more. Available for printing or sharing as PDFs with your clients. Check out the full list HERE.
  • Stay Connected:
    Receive weekly email updates with information about educational opportunities, advocacy efforts, techniques to improve your practice, and the latest in lactation research. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn. And be sure to check out Lactation Matters, the official blog of ILCA, for in-depth analysis of research, highlights of innovative programs, and new ideas to incorporate into your practice.
  • Discounts:
    Significant discounts on all of ILCA's continuing educational opportunities, webinars, CERP modules, the ILCA bookstore, and our annual conference!
  • And more!
    Access our translations of practice documents and relevant research.

New Members Sign Up

Mark Your Calendar:
Be sure to visit this page when 2015 membership opens on 1 October 2014!



If you are joining ILCA for the first time, you can receive up to 3 months FREE by joining as soon as possible after the membership registration opens on 1 October 2014. (ILCA’s membership runs from 1 January - 31 December each year.) As soon as you join, you will have full access to all of our ILCA member benefits.

Current Member Renewal

Mark Your Calendar:
Be sure to visit this page when 2015 membership opens on 1 October 2014!



ILCA membership runs on a calendar year (1 January to 31 December). Your current membership expires 31 December 2014. If you are a renewing member in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, or the United States, you will no longer be automatically enrolled in your regional organization. We encourage you to consider membership with your national or regional organization as well as membership with ILCA. Read here for more details.

New Fee Structure

Member Type
(based on descriptions below)
Your Investment
(Membership Dues Amount - USD)
Category A $130
Category B $107
Category C $87
Category D $74
Student $69
Retired $69

Group Discounts

Group discount options will be available, offering a 10% discount to each individual participating in a group.  Group memberships require a minimum of five (5) people to submit their membership applications via mail to the ILCA Office.  Check back on 1 October for more details.

Provide additional support for your profession: Be an ILCA Benefactor.

Additionally, all members will have the option to add the ILCA Benefactor status to their membership for ONLY $25 or more! Formerly known as Contributing member. You’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that the ILCA programs you care about – worldwide advocacy, research, scholarships - were all made possible by your additional support.  All members will receive recognition in the Journal of Human Lactation, the ILCA Website, and on a ribbon at the ILCA Conference.

Category Criteria for Eligibility 
(countries are  categorized by the World Bank income indicators)
A Reside in one of the following countries:  Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Chile, Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Faeroe Islands, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Hong Kong SAR (China), Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao SAR (China), Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russian Federation, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Saint Maarten (Dutch part), Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Martin (French part), Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Virgin Islands (US)
B Reside in one of the following countries:  Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, Gabon, Grenada, Hungary, Iran (Islamic Rep.), Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia (FYR), Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Namibia, Palau, Panama, Peru, Romania, Serbia, Seychelles, South Africa, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Venezuela (RB)
C Reside in one of the following countries:  Armenia, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Congo (Rep.),Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt (Arab Rep.),El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Mauritania, Micronesia (Fed. Sts.), Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Timor-Leste, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen (Rep.), Zambia
D Reside in one of the following countries:  Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Dem. Rep.),Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Korea (Dem. Rep), Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Student To qualify as a student member, an individual must list the educational institution being attended along with the Course provider’s name.  Individuals may only be student members for a total of two (2) years.
Retired To qualify as a retired member, an individual must be at least 62 years of age and have been a member of ILCA for a minimum of five (5) non-contiguous years.  By applying as a retired member, an individual is affirming their status of eligibility.
Group All applications for a group must be mailed to the ILCA Office with only one payment. Each individual in the group must complete an application. Online applications and payments are not permitted.

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