2015 has been an exciting year for the International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®). Together, we’ve been working hard to advance the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) profession worldwide through leadership, advocacy, professional development, and research. And in 2016, ILCA is poised to be better than ever.
We invite you to consider becoming an ILCA member!
ILCA membership gives you what you need to provide the best possible breastfeeding care, including benefits that will help:
GROW YOUR KNOWLEDGE by taking advantage of the opportunity to earn up to 10 FREE CERPs. This benefit was first offered in 2015 and an overwhelming number of our members worked to earn their free CERPs, increasing their knowledge, and expanding their understanding of lactation so they could better serve breastfeeding families.
GUIDE YOUR PRACTICE with the Journal of Human Lactation. For the first time ever, you will have the opportunity to “Go Green” and receive ONLY the online edition to save money! The print edition will continue to be available with the regular standard membership price.
HELP FAMILIES FIND YOU with the Find a Lactation Consultant Directory (Standard Membership – IBCLCs only). We surveyed you to find out what worked and what didn’t work with this directory and you spoke loud and clear! We’ll soon be launching a brand new directory, with increased features and search capabilities along with a marketing plan designed to significantly increase traffic. We’re working hard to make sure that this directory works FOR YOU!
SAVE YOU MONEY with discounts on educational opportunities in ILCA’s NEW Knowledge Center (launching in November) such as live and recorded webinars and registration for our annual conference, this year in Chicago, Illinois, USA!
BUILD YOUR PRACTICE with access to share Inside Tracks with your clients. ILCA offers expert, evidence based research interpreted just for breastfeeding families.
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 dietitians – 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.
New 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. Learn more about how and why we made these changes HERE, and find the fee for your country HERE.
ILCA helps you get what you need to provide the best breastfeeding support.
Please consider joining ILCA in 2016. Click below to join or renew now!
If you have questions or need more information concerning ILCA member benefits, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.