FALC - Find a Lactation Consultant
The FALC Directory is updated every two weeks
Contact any of the listed IBCLCs to learn about the services they offer, plus fee and insurance arrangement.
What is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®)?
An IBCLC is a health care professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding. IBCLCs are certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® Inc. under the direction of the US National Commission for Certifying Agencies. IBCLCs work in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, pediatric offices, public health clinics, and private practice.
ILCA's Find a Lactation Consultant directory lists International Board Certified Lactation Consultants who are current members of ILCA. If you are an IBCLC but not an ILCA member, be sure to join your professional association today!
Why a Mother Might Need an IBCLC
A Board Certified Lactation Consultant is an invaluable asset to breastfeeding mothers by reassuring them when breastfeeding is going well, and by providing information and support to help her prevent and manage common concerns. IBCLCs help with:
IBCLCs are members of the allied health care profession, so it is appropriate for them to charge for the time they spend in a lactation consultation. The fees may be covered by your health insurance or health ministry program, but you will have to ask your IBCLC. ILCA provides this directory as a service to the public, to provide a list of names of ILCA members (who are IBCLCs) in your area, who may be available for a consultation.
ILCA does not set fees, nor engage in any dispute resolution involving individual mothers and lactation consultants.
ILCA does not endorse the services or products of any individual IBCLC.
NOTE: Lactation Consultants work in a variety of settings. Under each IBCLC's name check "PRACTICE" to find the services you need.