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Lactation Consultants Australia and New Zealand

LCANZ provides a uniquely southern hemisphere approach to breastfeeding and lactation, demonstrating the abundance of knowledge, research and skill in our region.

As the peak body for lactation professionals in Australia and New Zealand, our activities include lobbying governments and NGO’s on breastfeeding issues.

It is our goal to support lactation consultants and medical professionals in order to improve the experiences of breastfeeding mothers.


International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs®) are health professionals and experts in the management of breastfeeding and human lactation.

Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ) serves as the key advisory body for health care providers and government authorities in matters relating to breastfeeding and human lactation.


LCANZ’s mission is to build and sustain a trans-national organisation, providing professional development, advocacy and peer support for all members.

Our mission commits us to the empowerment of breastfeeding women and their families/whanau.

We endeavour to advise and make representations to relevant State and National Government authorities on issues relating to breastfeeding and human lactation and the profession of lactation consultancy.


LCANZ is registered as a not-for-profit organisation in Australia and New Zealand. For more information, download a copy of the LCANZ constitution.

Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from government representatives, lactation consultants and breastfeeding mothers. For more information, reach out to us via email or phone.


Find a Lactation Consultant near you

Search here for qualified lactation consultants by postcode or map search.

Most consultants will travel outside their own suburb, particularly in regional areas, to assist mothers/families with babies & toddlers. All listed consultants are members of LCANZ and have qualified as International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC®).