As International Board Certified Lactation Consultants , we are well versed on the intense physical, emotional, and cultural preparations that come as a family prepares to welcome a new child to the world. At the International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®), we’ve been experiencing a bit of that ourselves as we prepare to launch a brand new website which will significantly change how you engage with our values, our vision, our programs, and our member benefits. Together, we seek to transform world health through breastfeeding and skilled lactation care and, with a new website, we’ll be better able to communicate exactly what ILCA is all about and engage meaningfully with our members, partners, and the global breastfeeding community.
We’ve heard you. Our current website is challenging to navigate, search, and accessing our learning opportunities has caused many of you to simply throw your hands up in frustration. We’ve spent much of the past year critically looking at our systems, conducting surveys to find out what works and what doesn’t, and exploring options to find THE VERY BEST for our members and all of those who support ILCA.
We are proud to announce that, VERY SOON, we’ll be inviting you into our new space.
You’ll find a number of brand new features, including our KNOWLEDGE CENTER and our private social network as well as a significant updating of some of our most used features, such our Find a Lactation Consultant Directory and access to the Journal of Human Lactation.
So, keep encouraging us along in these final weeks of our website “pregnancy”. And, as any good IBCLC knows, once we experience our birth, there is more hard work which will require your patience, your wisdom, and your eagle-eyed problem solving skills! Even with extremely careful planning, there are always challenges to be worked out. We’ll need you! We’ll be announcing just before our launch a special contest to help us find broken links, features which could use further tweaking, and helpful, encouraging feedback.
So, forgive us while we do a little nesting, a little stressing, and a lot of looking forward to what is to come over the next few weeks.