Membership

Join or renew your membership by paying your dues.  Memberships and renewals are accepted anytime with OLCA membership year beginning on the date of purchase and running for the term of 365 days.

Benefits of Membership

  • Discounts on Annual Breastfest Conference

  • Up to 8 FREE CERPS offered at Member Meetings 

  • If IBCLC, inclusion on OLCA's "Find an IBCLC" section of website

  • Eligibility to apply for Grants and Scholarships

  • Email updates from OLCA regarding state activities, conferences, job opportunities, and OLCA Meeting Notices

  • Networking with others from around the state

  • Opportunity to get involved with OLCA as an officer or committee member and enjoy associated service benefits

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What is OLCA doing for you as a member?

  • Representing you and the lactation profession with other state level associations and agencies including Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Hospital Association, WIC, and Ohio Breastfeeding Alliance

  • Advocating to move the lactation profession forward with state level policy makers within the General Assembly and the Ohio Department of Medicaid

  • Working to improve equitable awareness of, access to and adequate insurance reimbursement for the skilled care you provide as a lactation professional

  • Bringing global and local experts to educational meetings and a spectacular annual conference each year!

*NOTE*  When purchasing a membership, please provide a personal email address.  Many hospitals and agencies will block emails sent from OLCA.  Please verify that you have received a confirmation email after making your membership purchase.

Are you ready to become an OLCA member?

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 along with a message requesting a new IBCLC Membership.  Upon approval by the Membership Chair, you will have access to our exclusive Members Only content!

 

Are you a member of a traditionally under-represented racial group of lactation care providers?

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is essential to the Ohio Lactation Consultant Association's mission to be the voice of Ohio Lactation Consultants in their efforts to transform society into a breastfeeding culture and to empower, support, and educate our membership enabling them to be articulate agents for change.  If you are a Black/African-American, Latinx, Asian, Native American/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, you are invited to receive a complimentary OLCA Membership for one year!  Please complete the Contact Form below, and be sure to enter "DEI Membership" in the subject line, and include a message requesting a DEI Membership.  Upon approval by the Membership Chair, you will have access to our exclusive Members Only content!

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