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Join or Renew Your ILCA Membership Today!

Thank you for choosing membership in the International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) in 2016. ILCA is committed to world health transformed through breastfeeding and skilled lactation care. It is our highest priority to promote the professional development, advancement, and recognition of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants® (IBCLC®) WORLDWIDE for the benefit of breastfeeding infants and their families. If you have any questions about membership, please contact us at




ILCA membership gives you what you need to provide the best possible breastfeeding care, including benefits that will help you:

  • Grow your knowledge by taking advantage of the opportunity to earn up to 10 FREE CERPs

  • Guide your practice with the Journal of Human Lactation

  • Help families find you with the Find a Lactation Consultant Directory (IBCLCs only)

  • Save you money with discounts on education and our annual conference

  • Build your practice toolbox with access to share Inside Tracks with your clients

  • Stay Connected through the ILCAlert and more!


To read more about our membership types and the specific benefits association with each, please visit our MEMBER BENEFITS page.


ILCA Membership - Not Just For IBCLCs

ILCA membership is not just for IBCLCs! ILCA has benefit packages to meet the unique needs of both clinical care providers - like physicians, midwives, nurses, and dieticians - and breastfeeding supporters - like volunteers with new family support groups, peer counselors, and those with other lactation certifications. Click HERE to learn more about our new membership categories and benefits. Group memberships are no longer available.


Equity-Based Pricing

If you live in a country where the cost of ILCA membership has felt out of reach, please look again. As a part of our commitment to knowledge, equity, and diversity, ILCA has reassessed its fee structure. You can learn more about how and why we made these changes by clicking HERE.


Cost of Membership

ILCA 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. To read more about all of our membership types and their associated benefits, please visit our MEMBER BENEFITS page. Membership categories are based upon your country of residence. To find your category (based on the World Bank Economy Indicators), please click HEREMembership dues are paid in US Dollars.


NEW FOR 2016! For the first time ever, Standard Members in Category A will have the opportunity to “Go Green” and opt in to receiving ONLY the online edition of the Journal of Human Lactation (JHL) to save money! The print edition will continue to be available with the regular standard membership price. All other membership types and categories will receive the online only edition of the JHL.





If you prefer not to join online, download the membership application and submit via mail or fax.


If you prefer not to renew online, login to the members only section, download a copy of your membership invoice and then submit via mail or fax.

If you are unable to financially cover the cost of ILCA membership, we encourage you to apply for a membership scholarship provided through the ILCA Breastfeeding Benefactor Program.

NOTE: ILCA's membership runs on a calendar year (1 January - 31 December).  Regardless of when you join, there is not a pro-rated option and you will still receive all the JHL issues for 2016 and have access to all the membership benefits.


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ILCA travaille à devenir une association véritablement équitable, diversifiée et internationale. Nous savons qu’atteindre cet objectif signifie rendre les documents accessibles en votre langue de choix. Bien que nos ressources soient actuellement limitées dans votre langue, nous prévoyons d’en avoir davantage de disponibles à l’avenir. Si nos ressources en anglais peuvent vous aider, nous vous invitons à considérer une adhésion à l’ILCA, qui peut vous être désormais plus accessible grâce à notre grille tarifaire équitable. Nous attachons beaucoup d’importance à vos commentaires et nous travaillons sur la version française de nos ressources. Veuillez nous contacter à l’adresse