Professional Development Committee

Committee Description:  The Professional Development Committee is responsible for providing focused learning opportunities geared at supporting IBCLC®s seeking re-certification, aspiring IBCLCs seeking initial certification and Health Care Providers such as Registered Nurses, Registered Dietitians, Advanced Practice Nurses, and MDs currently providing lactation care to families. As a priority, this committee affords IBCLCs with educational resources to aid them in their daily clinical practice.

Application for Committee work Click here 

Looking for a way to get involved? Consider contributing your unique expertise through our current projects.

On going webinar series:  USLCA offers monthly or bi-monthly continuing education opportunities. By using a lecture/power point format, USLCA can continue offering the most up-to-date, cutting edge, professional, lactation information at very low costs to its members. If you are looking for a professional means by which to share expertise consistent with USLCA’s mission and vision, please contact Dr. Strong at to find out more details. While everyone enjoys learning from our most seasoned professionals, USLCA welcomes the novice with a heart to learn. Dr. Strong will guide you step by step through the process.

Mentoring: USLCA is looking for members interested in helping develop more opportunities for mentoring in the USA. USLCA also recognizes the need for more support for those IBCLCs who are serving as mentors as well as those ensuring more clinical mentoring experiences become available. If you are interested, please let us know at

Clinical Lactation:  USLCA has the only peer-reviewed journal prioritizing recent advances in the clinical practice of human lactation. Its purpose is to advance clinical practice for professionals who work in a variety of settings: hospital, private practice, WIC, and mother-to-mother support organizations. Articles solicited for Clinical Lactation relate to clinical care, treatment innovations, treatment dilemmas, program or policy outcomes, and applications. If you have a manuscript based on current evidence and believe it offers a substantive contribution to the professional literature on clinical lactation, visit our Clinical Lactation page for submission guidelines.