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ALCI Purpose

ALCI Purpose Our purpose is to promote the professional development, advancement and recognition of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) through education. With the shared aim of protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding.


Basis of Use

By using this website, you agree that the use of information obtained or downloaded from or through this website is at your sole discretion and risk.


Copyright restrictions: Commercial use or separate publication of any part of this website is strictly prohibited without prior authorisation. Documents may be copied for personal use only on the condition that copyright and source indications are shown.

Some documents and images have been published on this site with the permission of the relevant copyright owners; All rights are reserved on these items and permission to copy them must be requested from the copyright owners (the sources are indicated within these pages).

General Disclaimer

Any advice or information on this website is not intended as individual medical instruction and we strongly recommend that you seek the advice of your IBLCE Certified Lactation Consultant, Public Health Nurse,  Family Doctor, or another medical practitioner if you have any queries, questions or require individualised information or support.


This website and the information or images regarding or relating to the Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland (ALCI) are provided "as is" without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied. In no event will we be liable for any damages including, without limitation, indirect or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever arising from the use or in connection with such use or loss of use of the website, whether in contract or in negligence.

We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this website or the server that hosts it is free of viruses or bugs or represents the full functionality, accuracy, and reliability of the materials.

Where this website contains links to third-party websites, these links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by ALCI of the content on such third-party websites.

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Ireland, and the parties hereby submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts to settle any disputes that may arise in connection with these terms and conditions.

Any changes to our terms or privacy statement will be posted on this page.

Third-Party Disclaimer

This site is for information only. The information presented on this website is derived from a number of sources and ALCI (Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland) is not responsible for the content or reliability of any individual site or information page listed and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them.

Any references or links to external organisations or websites are provided as a matter of information only. ALCI cannot guarantee these references or links. ALCI has no control over the information contained in them.

ALCI has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all information is from reliable and reputable sources, as accurate and clear as possible, it accepts no liability or responsibility for any acts or omissions, done or omitted in reliance in whole or in part, on the information.

ALCI does not accept responsibility for the manner in which this information is subsequently used. ALCI operates on the balance of trust, integrity and open disclosure and expects these values from all individuals contributing to the ALCI website.

WHO Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes

ALCI supports the WHO Code and the implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes and all subsequent resolutions of the World Health Assembly and heighten the recognition of the consequences of Commercial breastmilk substitutes and advertisements of same. ALCI does not invest in or accept funding, donations , advertising or sponsorship from sources that do not comply with the International Code or that are listed by the International Baby Food Network (IBFAN, see

For further information on endorsement of the Code please contact –

ALCI reserves the right to remove without prior notification any images and/or comments or advisory which ALCI deems to be in breach of the WHO Code, or not in keeping with ALCI ethics and ethos.

Statement of Inclusivity

ALCI is dedicated to the Protection, Promotion, and Support of Breastfeeding for all persons. ALCI is inclusive to all persons and the intention of written material produced by ALCI specifically, such as protocols, statements, and position statements is to remain inclusive to all breastfeeding, chest feeding, and human milk-feeding individuals. For the purpose of such materials and throughout this website the terms Breastfeeding and Mother are chosen without bias or prejudice. ALCI fosters a positive ethos and operates a policy of equal respect, regard, and fair treatment for all visiting this website

GDPR means EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679

We the Association of Lactation Consultants of Ireland (ALCI) are committed to protecting your personal information and being transparent about what we do with it, regardless of your interaction with our website. This includes the use of the site for access to services, membership, sourcing information, or discovering more information about our Association.

Following the terms of the law, we are required to provide you with this Privacy Notice. We assure you of our commitment to treating your personal information in accordance with our responsibilities and will not do anything with this information outside of reasonable expectations. This privacy notice along with our website terms, conditions, and cookies policy advises you how we collect, use, and protect the personal information that you share with us. The Laws governing GDPR include the following:

  • the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (‘GDPR’) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (‘DPA’) referred to as the ‘data protection legislation’
  • the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation (2003)

Contact us

Should you have any questions regarding these policies, please contact: [email protected]

Data collected on this website


Directly Submitted Information Personal identification information (Name, email address, phone number, etc) Images uploaded to our website by you When you register for an event Submit an enquiry Become a member When you give us feedback If you make a complaint Make a comment or a review

Indirectly submitted information Interaction on our social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, X or LinkedIn may result in the collection of some personal information. The information we receive will depend on the privacy preferences you have set on each platform and the privacy policies of each platform. To change your settings on these platforms, please refer to their privacy notices. Information may be gathered about your visit to our site, for example, the pages you visit and how you navigate the site, by using cookies. Please visit our cookies policy for information on this.

When you engage with us by phone, mail, in person, or online, we may collect information about you. This may include your name, address, email address, IP address, user agent string, telephone number, date of birth, place of work details of your education and career, why you are interested in ALCI, and other information relating to your personally which you may choose to submit to us.

Data protection law recognises that certain types of personal information are more sensitive. This is known as ‘sensitive’ or ‘special category’ personal information and covers information revealing racial or ethnic origin, religious or philosophical beliefs, and political opinions, trade union membership, genetic or biometric data, information concerning health, or data concerning a person’s sex life or sexual orientation. Sensitive information will only be collected where necessary.  Clear notices will be provided at the time we collect this information, stating what information is needed, and why. Terms and Conditions Endorsement of Products and Services ALCI does not endorse or sponsor the products or services of any other organisation nor will they advertise such products or services on their website.