The Massachusetts Lactation Consultant Association

Support and advocacy for the IBCLCs of Massachusetts

Need help?!  Many IBCLCs are offering virtual services during the time of social distancing.

Click here for a directory of virtual providers.

IMPORTANT NEWS: Information about COVID-19

To all MLCA members, supporters and parents,

As all of you have heard, we are currently in the midst of what has been now labeled a pandemic by World Health Organization involving Covid-19, a type of coronavirus.  We know how stressful it is trying to wade through all of the information that is found online and on social media, so we are adding important links here on information around breastfeeding and breast milk during the Covid-19 outbreak.  We will update regularly.  Please click anywhere on this orange block to be redirected.

Stay safe!

Kira Kim IBCLC, RLC, CLE
MLCA President

Our Mission Statement

MLCA’s mission is to support the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLCs) of Massachusetts through building professional recognition, advocating for the advancement of the profession and supporting the professional needs of the members.

MLCA is a 501.c.3 nonprofit organization

Looking for an IBCLC?  Click here for the MLCA directory to find an IBCLC in your area. 

Our current directory is free for telehealth providers during the time of social distancing. Help is still available!  These are IBCLCs who offer home visits, private office visits, breastfeeding clinics, pump rentals and related sales. If you are interested in being listed, please email us. 

Become a member of MLCA!  Send us an email or join here. Together, we can advance lactation support for all families.

Here’s some of what we’re working on:

Full Directory: Virtual providers listed for free during the time of social distancing. Members will be permanently listed.

Lending Library: For aspiring IBCLCs and those who are recertifying.

Committees and Projects:  Our Access Committee is comprised of a committed group of IBCLCs who are working to expand access to lactation services in the Commonwealth.  Projects are geared toward increased visibility of the IBCLC in the community as well as mentoring the next generation aspiring IBCLCs. Members of MLCA are also working hard on IBCLC licensure through Project LicensureOther committees coming soon. 

Meetings and conferences: You can host a meeting.  Have an idea for an event?
Contact us at info@masslca.org. We are glad to hear from you.