Lactation Consultants of Southern-& Africa

In an ideal world every mother-baby dyad would have access to thorough, accurate, compassionate lactation support

from the prenatal period through weaning

Lactation Consultants of Southern-& Africa (LACSA) is the professional organisation for Qualified Lactation Consultants in Southern-& Africa. 

Lactation Consultants (LCs) are members of the health care team who have a specialist knowledge of and primary focus on, breastfeeding. They are the experts whom mothers and other health professionals turn to when skilled assistance is required. 

With a focus on preventive health care, Lactation Consultants (LCs) encourage self-care, empowering parents to make their own decisions, prenatally and postnatally. LCs use a problem solving approach to provide appropriate information, recommendations and referrals.

LCs  work in a variety of settings, with a diverse population of families, women and their babies:

  • hospitals

  • maternity units

  • home visits

  • neonatal intensive care units and special care nurseries

  • lactation clinics, maternal and child health services

  • parenting centres

  • private practice as a Lactation Consultant

  • general medical practice, paediatric and obstetric practices

They may also work in other capacities: as a physician, childbirth educator, doula, midwife, nurse or other professional along with their lactation consultant skills.

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Please visit the “About / Join” page for more information on becoming a member or contact us at info@LACSA.org.za.


If you are looking for breastfeeding help / information please visit the “Find a Lactation Consultant” page for contact details of a Lactation Consultant in your area.