National Lactation Consultant Alliance

What Makes NLCA Unique?

  • We are lactation consultants working for lactation consultants and the breastfeeding families we serve.
  • We prioritize safety for breastfeeding families through advocacy, promotion and clarification of the role of the holders of the IBCLC® credential in providing professional clinical lactation care.
  • We work so that all breastfeeding families may equitably access clinical lactation care.

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Do you want an association that advances patient safety through working solely for you and the clinical care you offer breastfeeding families?

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Our Values

We are Inclusive, Bold, Clinically competent Leaders Committed to the advancement of patient health and safety through clinical care by holders of the IBCLC® credential.

Our Mission

To empower and advocate for the holders of the IBCLC® credential in the marketplace, in legislation and in policy.

Our Vision

Advancing health and patient safety by ensuring access to clinical lactation care by persons holding the IBCLC® credential.

Center for Lactation Equity
“The Center”

The Center for Lactation Equity (the Center) is the cornerstone of all the work we do here at NLCA. We remain in constant conversation with the communities in which we live and the lactation consultants we serve in an effort to achieve the Center’s inclusion and equity plans. As part of this conversation, we welcome feedback at any time to continue to grow this inclusive community.

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Moving Forward

When you partner with NLCA, you join with diverse, collaborative, experienced
lactation consultants ready to make a difference.


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