Become a Member

Full Memberships

Full membership consists of 2 categories (please see by-laws):

1. Investigators who have a doctoral degree or equivalent experience, and at least two publications in peer-reviewed journals in the field of human milk or lactation.

2. Professionals who hold policy-making positions that pertain to human lactation and have at least 2 publications that pertain to public policy decisions regarding human lactation, infant feeding, or a closely related area.

Please submit the following with your full member application:

- Letter of application
(a brief letter stating your institution, training program/level, supervisor, and project. Please indicate how the project is related to human milk and lactation)
- CV or Resume
- 2 publications related to Human Milk and Lactation

Associate Memberships

Associate Membership is open to individuals with at least a baccalaureate degree or equivalent who specialize in research, education, or clinical practice related to human milk or lactation. Associate members receive all correspondences sent to the full membership of the Society, but associate members do not have voting privileges. When associate members have met the requirements of full membership, they may request full membership status.

Please submit the following with your full member application:

- Letter of application
(a brief letter stating your institution, training program/level, supervisor, and project. Please indicate how the project is related to human milk and lactation)
- CV or Resume

Trainee Memberships

Trainee membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who are participating in research related to human milk/breastfeeding or lactation.

Please submit the following with your full member application:

- Letter of application
(a brief letter stating your institution, training program/level, supervisor, and project. Please indicate how the project is related to human milk and lactation)
- CV or Resume

 

Membership Fees:

High-income economies

Full membership – $157.50
Associate membership – $105.00
Trainee membership – $42.00

Upper-middle-income and lower-middle-income economies

Full membership – $52.50
Associate membership – $36.75
Trainee membership – $21.00

Low-income economies

Full membership – $21.00
Associate membership – $10.50
Trainee membership – $10.50

  • The World Bank list of economies is used to determine membership economic level.
  • Fees are in US dollars.
  • Please select your income economy based on the country you reside in NOT based on the country in which you are from.
  • A 5% service charge is included in the prices above for credit card processing.