This month we shine a spotlight on WPLCA, which is loosely based in the Pittsburgh area.  This 48-member Chapter keeps busy planning excellent education opportunities for its members and other lactation and birth professionals in their geographic area.  This April 4, the WPLCA will host a day of professional education at Uniontown Hospital featuring nationally-known speakers and very current topics.

In 2015 the WPLCA honored 3 chapter members who were celebrating their 30-year anniversaries as IBCLCs! Martha Peelor, Becky Ulke and Nellie Wiancko are proud to be members of their local USLCA Chapter and to serve the breastfeeding families of Pennsylvania.

This chapter is proud of its members, who serve in a wide range of practice settings.  They work hard to secure a variety of locations for their meetings and educational offerings, making contacts through their members and their members’ networks to request places to hold their events.  An Executive Committee runs their chapter, which is now actively working toward non-profit status.  The WPLCA has a beautiful and helpful website located at

To learn more about WPLCA’s upcoming conference, click here. 

If you have questions or would like to inquire about forming your own USLCA Chapter, please contact Ginger Carney, our Director of Member Services and Chapters via email at