"A newborn baby has only three demands. They are: warmth in the arms of its mother, food from her breasts, and security in the knowledge of her presence. Breastfeeding satisfies all three."

Grantly Dick-Read

About Us

LCAGW members join together to expand breastfeeding awareness, advance lactation education, promote breastfeeding issues, and enable access to information about all the latest DC-area lactation news.

We strive to organize quarterly meetings, where we invite guest speakers that address relevant topics based on member interest.  Other opportunities for involvement in DC-area lactation events are also coordinated through members of LCAGW.


Mission Statement

Our purpose is based on three important principles. First, to serve as a continuing education and networking resource for its members. Second, LCAGW promotes the professional growth of lactation consultants by sharing knowledge gained through research and clinical experience.  And lastly, we strive to enhance the reputation, image, and credibility of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC’s), the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners, and the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) in a responsible and professional manner.  We are continually developing further goals and objectives as determined by the members.

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