ILCA is committed to world health transformed through breastfeeding and skilled lactation care. As a result, we offer our members opportunities to engage with the organization and support others. Here are three ways you can be involved.



ILCA’s Each One, Reach One campaign allows members to share what they appreciate about membership with other breastfeeding professionals in their community. We welcome participation in the campaign from individual members, course directors, and Partner organizations. Nearly 500 new members were introduced to ILCA through the Each One, Reach One campaign for the 2017 membership year. Thank you to everyone that participated!

When sharing about ILCA membership, please be sure to ask for new members to list your name on their applications where it asks


“Who Introduced You to ILCA?”

Help Us Recruit Members in 2018! The winners of each category will receive a FREE standard membership (value based on geographic location). Each category has a minimum of new members to reach:

  • Individual Member (minimum 5)
  • Course Director* (minimum 25)
  • Partner Organizations* (minimum 15)

*Course Directors are those teaching courses approved by LEAARC, or for those instructors teaching any course that is 45 hours or longer. Partner Organizations are those recognized by ILCA. All others will be considered "Individual Members" within this contest.


Download a Membership Flyer to Share!



ILCA helps you get what you need to provide the best breastfeeding support. It also gives you the opportunity to give back to other members, all over the world. ALL members have the option to add the ILCA Breastfeeding Benefactor status to their membership. 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.


Contribute Now!


ILCA is glad to offer a limited number of conference and membership scholarships annually. Scholarship funds are provided through the generous donations of our Breastfeeding Benefactors. 

Conference Scholarships assist speakers and general attendees with costs incurred while attending the ILCA annual conference. Recipients of the 2018 conference scholarship award have already been selected. The 2019 conference scholarship application will open in spring 2019.

Membership Scholarships are available to individuals who are unable to afford ILCA membership due to social, economic, or political hardships. The 2018 application is closed. The 2019 membership scholarship application will open in Fall 2018. 

If you have questions about either scholarship process, please email us at