Standard: To qualify as a Standard member, an individual must be a current International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
Clinical Care Professional: To qualify as a Clinical Care Professional member, an individual must be a non-IBCLC practitioner whose scope of practice includes the clinical care of breastfeeding families. Examples include physicians, midwives, nurses, etc.
Supporter: To qualify as a supporter member, an individual must be a non-IBCLC whose scope of practice or role in the community is the support of the normal course of breastfeeding. Examples include volunteers with new family support groups, peer counselors, and lactation counselors.
Retired: To qualify as a retired member, an individual must be at least 62 years of age and have been a member of ILCA for a minimum of five (5) non-contiguous years. By applying as a retired member, an individual is confirming their status of eligibility.
Student: To qualify as a student member, an individual must list the educational institution being attended along with the course provider's name. Individuals may only be student members for a total of two (2) years.
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