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Welcome to the British Columbia Lactation Consultants Association

We are an organization of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) and other individuals who wish to protect, support, and promote breastfeeding. We are working to make breastfeeding the norm in British Columbia. 

We support the WHO Baby Friendly Initiative and the World Health Organization International Code of Breast-milk Substitutes, also known as the WHO Code.

WE AIM TO:

  • Provide a communication network for members
  • Promote, protect, and support breastfeeding
  • Liaise with organizations with similar intent
  • Support the WHO Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes
  • Increase awareness of breastfeeding issues
  • Provide lactation education to members and others
  • Promote and support ILCA Standards of Practice
  • Offer educational opportunities to health professionals 

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 FIND a Lactation Consultant

Not all IBCLC's in BC are listed in this directory. You may also find an IBCLC or Breastfeeding Counsellor by contacting your local maternity hospital or health centre.

Board of Directors



Co-Presidents - Jeanne Hagreen & Tina Revai

Vice President - Rhoda Taylor

Secretary - Wendy Robb

Treasurer - Sonia Bonato

Communications - Grace Banks

Directors at Large - Suzanne Campbell, Rachel Douthwaite, Stephanie Gillespie, Melanie Gingras, Marilyn Hogan, Meggie Ross, Swati Scott

"If a multinational company developed a product that was nutritionally balanced and delicious food, a wonder drug that prevented and treated disease, cost almost nothing to produce and could be delivered in quantities controlled by consumers' needs, the very announcement of their find would send their shares rocketing to the top of the stock market. The scientists who developed the product would win prizes and the wealth and influence of everyone involved would increase dramatically. Women have been producing such a miraculous substance, breastmilk, since the beginning of human existence."

                                                                                                              ~ Gabrielle Palmer

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