ILCA is a valuable resource for WIC Programs across the world that are part of USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children Program.
The United States Lactation Consultant Association, the U.S. national affiliate for ILCA, has been formed specifically to address the needs of lactation professionals in the United States. Visit the USLCA website to learn about services that can help WIC staff, including liability insurance!
Becoming an IBCLC®
The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) offers numerous pathways that can assist WIC staff in becoming IBCLCs. Visit their website to learn more. Check the online ILCA Store for professional resources, and our Independent Study Modules that can help staff preparing for the exam.
Several WIC state agencies have implemented in-state programs to train staff and provide mentoring roles to prepare staff for the IBCLC. ILCA applauds these efforts which build a strong base of lactation support within the WIC community.
Resources for WIC Staff
ILCA offers many resources and promotional items for WIC programs serving new families. Just a few to consider. Look for these resources in the online ILCA Store
Staff Training and Professional Resources:
Educational Materials for Staff Training and Client Classes
Breastfeeding Promotion with Clients*
*Note: Most of these items can be found in the World Breastfeeding Week product section. Items are not dated and do not say “World Breastfeeding Week” so are useful any time of year.