Ohio Lactation Consultant Association



To the new OLCA Website!

As you can see, our new website has a very different look and feel to it!  Many hours have been spent to make a website that is not only more cohesive and flowing, but beautiful as well.  Most of what is here currently is simply what has been migrated from our old website… but in a more appealing format. 

If you were a registered member to the old site, you will have to register again to this one.  Simply click “Membership” then “Purchase/Renew Membership” and select the Membership plan.  You will then be prompted to sign up with an email and password, and can then enter payment information.  Those of you who purchase or renew membership now will receive a bonus month for the month of December!  Once you have completed this process, please go to your member account and complete your profile.

Once you have purchased your membership, you will immediately have access to our Members Only content!  This includes access to educational offerings from member meetings in the Fall, the OLCA Library, as well as other features that will be released very soon! 

I hope you will check out our new PHOTO CONTEST!  We are looking for photos to use right here on our website, in place of stock images that hold no connection for us.  Check out the rules, and start snapping photos to submit! 


​Finally, I would like to thank Dan Freeman, our web designer, without whom this website would be nowhere near as beautiful as it is.  Dan has worked many hours creating this site and migrating all of our information from our old website.  If any of you have the need of a web designer, please consider him.


​As always, you are welcome to reach out if you have any questions or there is specific content you would like to be added to our website!  Please use the contact form at the bottom of this home page, or email me at


​I hope all of you love this new site as much as I do!


​Debbi Smith-Moore

​OLCA Web Editor


Upcoming Events

Please check back frequently on the meetings page for links to join our quarterly member and Fall education meetings. 

Follow us on Facebook and/or check out and sign on for our quarterly newsletter here to stay more up to date with OLCA happenings! 


Annual Breastfest Conference


Education Meetings


Breastfeeding and Covid-19

OLCA's 30th Annual Breastfest Conference will be held in person and virtually on April 8-9, 2022

Save the date and check back for more information to be announced soon!

OLCA offers free education opportunities to members with CERPs. These opportunities are offered at member meetings in September and November.

We have great resources on how Covid-19 has affected breastfeeding.

Visit our resource page for more information.


About Us

What is OLCA and how do I become involved?

OLCA (Ohio Lactation Consultant Association) is one of the oldest and most active affiliates of the United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA). Our close ties to USLCA are strengthened by the direct involvement of our members. We fully embrace and are committed to the directives included in the World Health Organization, the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, and the ILCA Position Paper on Infant Feeding.

Members of OLCA come from all over the state of Ohio. You do not have to be a certified Lactation Consultant to belong. Our members bring with them a wish to support and promote breastfeeding in our state. Some are members of the medical field, some are dietitians, others belong to LLL. Many of our members are active in other professional associations and serve as links for breastfeeding dialogue across the state.


OLCA's Mission

To be the voice of Ohio Lactation Consultants in their efforts to transform society into a breastfeeding culture. To empower, support, and educate our membership enabling them to be articulate agents for change.


Are you a new IBCLC?

If you have recently passed the IBCLC Exam, you are invited to receive a complimentary OLCA Membership for one year!  Please complete the Contact Form below, and be sure to enter "NEW IBCLC" in the subject line, and your IBCLC ID Number in the message.  Upon approval by the Membership Chair, you will have access to our exclusive Members Only content!

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