Florida Lactation Consultant Association

Promoting Excellence in Lactation


Welcome to the Florida Lactation Consultant Association web site.
The pages of this web site are best viewed in FULL SCREEN.
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IBCLC
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
The Gold Standard of
Lactation Consultants
What do we do?  "A lactation consultant is a health care professional whose scope of practice is focused upon providing education and management to prevent and solve breastfeeding problems and to encourage a social environment that effectively supports the breastfeeding mother/infant dyad." (ILCA 1993)
Who's Who in LACTATION? (USLCA publication)
USLCA is ILCA in the USA
FLCA is a chapter of USLCA
Mission: To build and sustain a national association that advocates for lactation professionals
Vision: IBCLCs are valued recognized members of the health care team.
Become a part of this dynamic, essential and exciting new venture!
Membership in USLCA is bundled with ILCA membership.

Lactation consultants typically spend two to five years acquiring education in the theoretical and practical aspects of assisting the breastfeeding family.  Certification is offered by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) by exam. IBLCE Candidate Information Guide and Application Booklet  in pdf Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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NEWS FLASH: NATIONAL LAW!!! The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a bill that has passed both the Senate and the House and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. Bill includes federal worksite breastfeeding support.

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June 1 - November 30 is HURRICANE SEASON
Be Prepared!!!!!   
Breastfeeding is important during disasters like hurricanes!!!!

IBCLCs in Florida licensed.
This is important to creating better access of
lactation care to mothers and babies.
FLCA's Mission Statement
FLCA is dedicated to building and sustaining a statewide association that advocates for lactation professionals and the advancement of the profession of IBCLC.
Video- Insight into What IBCLCs Do &
Why They are Important to Health of Mothers and Babies

FLCA is dedicated to creating a climate among health professionals, parents, and the general population which promotes, supports, and protects breastfeeding as the optimum method of infant feeding.

The purposes of FLCA are:
To serve as a local affiliate of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) and abide by its bylaws and policies
To enhance the reputation, image and credibility of lactation consultants
To improve the status of the lactation consultancy profession
To provide continuing education for lactation consultants
To serve as a network of information for lactation consultants

FLCA encourages collaborative work among its members and other maternal-child health care professionals. We support and encourage professional growth of our members and all those working with breastfeeding women and children throughout the state of Florida.
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