We provide a uniquely southern hemisphere approach to breastfeeding and lactation, demonstrating the abundance of knowledge, research and skill in our region. LCANZ is the peak body for lactation professionals. Our activities include lobbying governments and NGO’s on breastfeeding issues.


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

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


To build and sustain a trans-national organisation which provides professional development, advocacy and peer support for all members; to commit to the empowerment of breastfeeding women and their families/whanau; 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.