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The lactation field is growing rapidly, with new research, groundbreaking strategies to support families, and tools being developed around the world every week. At the same time, critical decisions about infant feeding policies - and who will provide support - are being made around the globe.


In 2018, join the more than 5000 members of the ILCA worldwide community and keep your clinical skills up-to-the-minute while being a part of ensuring worldwide health through lactation.

 

You belong at ilca.

Feel confident in your strategies and connected to the lactation community.

 



NEW in 2018,

Join ILCA’s exclusive, members-only Resource Modules.


In each secure, exclusive community, get tools (like the latest research), support (including virtual chats with experts in the field and case reviews), and resources (like webinars, handouts, and more).

Ten times each year, join Resource Modules on the topics that most impact your practice, like low milk supply, babies with special challenges, and perinatal mental health.*

* Final topics for 2018 are being planned and subject to change based on the educational needs and interests of the ILCA community.

 

Sample Resource Module

 

Every Day of the Module:

Tap the expertise of our 5,000 members strong ILCA community with your questions about client care, research, and more.




ILCA has the benefits you need.






Katinka Musavaya (Zimbabwe): 
As the only practicing IBCLC in my country, ILCA is my window to the lactation world. I also love the Journal of Human Lactation for keeping up to date with research and the Inside Track handouts for my clients.

Josephine Nalugo (Uganda): 
I have been an ILCA member the past 6 years, through a scholarship from the Wisconsin Association of Lactation Consultants. During that time, I have supported over 1000 mothers and their babies in my country of Uganda, as well as in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ghana. ILCA has introduced me to knowledge that I have been seeking and it enabled me to grow the care I offer in my community. I feel like my journey has just begun with moms, babies, and their papas to breastfeed and I need ILCA membership to continue this work.

Brooke Azevedo
(United States): 

I refer to the ILCA website a few times a month for various things ranging from finding another IBCLC to looking up an article, to watching the ILCA conference remotely! My membership is invaluable, and it provides the standard of care in which I practice.


  

Support families? You belong.

 

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Member Scholarships

ILCA offers Membership Scholarships for those unable to pay due to social, economic, or political hardships. Scholarship funds are generously provided by our members through the Breastfeeding Benefactor Program.

The application process will open in early 2018. Click below to be notified when it opens.

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Equity Pricing

ILCA’s membership pricing structure is a reflection of our our commitment to knowledge, diversity, and equity. Find your country HERE.

Membership dues are paid in USD. As soon as you join, you will have full access to all of your ILCA member benefits. As of 1 September 2017, our membership cycle has changed. If you are joining for the first time, you will receive 12 months of membership. If you are renewing, 12 months will be added to your current membership.

 








Go Green in 2018!

Members can “Go Green” by receiving the Journal of Human Lactation (JHL) as an online edition only.

The print edition will continue to be available for members who reside in Category A countries for an additional $5 fee. All other membership types and categories will receive the online only edition of the JHL.


Win a Free Membership by Sharing ILCA

Help Us Recruit Members in 2018! The winners of each category will receive a FREE standard membership. Learn more about our Each One, Reach One program HERE.

 

Need a Paper Copy of Your Application or Invoice?

You can download a 2018 ILCA Membership Application HERE. You can download a blank 2018 Membership Invoice HERE.




Country Categories

CATEGORY A:

Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, The Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Chile, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao SAR, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Palau, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Sint 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 (U.S.)


CATEGORY B:

Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iran (Islamic Rep.), Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, FYR, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Namibia, Nauru, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Russian Federation, Samoa, Serbia, South Africa, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Venezuela RB


CATEGORY C:

Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Congo, Rep., Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt (Arab Rep.), El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Mauritania, Micronesia (Fed. Sts.), Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, São Tomé and Principe, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen (Rep.), Zambia


CATEGORY D:

Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eritrea, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Korea, Dem. People's Rep., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe


 




Standard Membership:

To qualify as a Standard member, one must be an IBCLC in good standing with the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners.

Standard Members receive:

  • The opportunity to earn up to 10 FREE continuing education credits through our Resource Modules. Get tools (like the latest research), support (including virtual chats with experts in the field and case reviews), and resources (like webinars, handouts, and more).
  • Access to the Journal of Human Lactation, the top breastfeeding journal worldwide.
  • Help families find you with our ENHANCED Find a Lactation Consultant Directory
  • Savings on all of ILCA’s educational opportunities like our annual conference and live and recorded webinars.
  • Access to our easy-to-understand, evidence-based Inside Track to share with breastfeeding families.
  • Staying connected with our most up-to-date information in our weekly newsletter, the ILCAlert!

Clinical Professional Membership:

To qualify as a Clinical Care Professional member, one must be a non-IBCLC practitioner whose scope of practice includes the clinical care of breastfeeding families. Examples include physicians, midwives, nurses, etc.

Clinical Professional Members receive:

  • The opportunity to earn up to 10 FREE continuing education credits through our Resource Modules. Get tools (like the latest research), support (including virtual chats with experts in the field and case reviews), and resources (like webinars, handouts, and more).
  • Access to the Journal of Human Lactation, the top breastfeeding journal worldwide.
  • Savings on all of ILCA’s educational opportunities like our annual conference and live and recorded webinars.
  • Access to our easy-to-understand, evidence-based Inside Track to share with breastfeeding families.
  • Staying connected with our most up-to-date information in our weekly newsletter, the ILCAlert!

Supporter Membership:

To qualify as a Supporter member, one must be a non-IBCLC whose scope of practice or role in the community is the support of the normal course of breastfeeding. Examples include volunteers with new family support groups, peer counselors, and lactation counselors.

Supporter Members receive the following benefits:

  • The opportunity to earn up to 10 FREE continuing education credits through our Resource Modules. Get tools (like the latest research), support (including virtual chats with experts in the field and case reviews), and resources (like webinars, handouts, and more).
  • Access to the Journal of Human Lactation, the top breastfeeding journal worldwide.
  • Savings on all of ILCA’s educational opportunities like our annual conference and live and recorded webinars.
  • Access to our easy-to-understand, evidence-based Inside Track to share with breastfeeding families.
  • Staying connected with our most up-to-date information in our weekly newsletter, the ILCAlert!

Student Membership:

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.

Student Members receive the following benefits:

  • The opportunity to earn up to 10 FREE continuing education credits through our Resource Modules. Get tools (like the latest research), support (including virtual chats with experts in the field and case reviews), and resources (like webinars, handouts, and more).
  • Access to the Journal of Human Lactation, the top breastfeeding journal worldwide.
  • Savings on all of ILCA’s educational opportunities like our annual conference and live and recorded webinars.
  • Access to our easy-to-understand, evidence-based Inside Track to share with breastfeeding families.
  • Staying connected with our most up-to-date information in our weekly newsletter, the ILCAlert!

Retired Membership:

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) years. By applying as a retired member, an individual is affirming their status of eligibility.

Retired Members receive the following benefits:

  • Access to the Journal of Human Lactation, the top breastfeeding journal worldwide.
  • Savings on all of ILCA’s educational opportunities like our annual conference and live and recorded webinars.
  • Access to our easy-to-understand, evidence-based Inside Track to share with breastfeeding families.
  • Staying connected with our most up-to-date information in our weekly newsletter, the ILCAlert!