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About Lactation Education Consultants

Lactation Education Consultants (LEC) was formed in 2000 in order to provide on-site programming through its Certified Lactation Specialist and Certification Cram/Review courses, specific programs developed for WIC, and many other workshops. It is owned by Jan Barger, RN, MA, IBCLC, FILCA, Linda Kutner, RN, BSN, IBCLC, FILCA, and Carole Peterson, MS, IBCLC. Other faculty include Jan Ellen Brown, BS, IBCLC, Colleen Batt, MS, RD, IBCLC,  Pam Allyn, RN, BSN, LCCE, IBCLC,  Stephanie Carroll, BS, IBCLC, and Dawn Kersula, MA, RN, LCCE, FACCE, IBCLC.

Faculty for all LEC's courses are currently practicing IBCLCs who have been teaching on-site lactation education programs and/or  workshops, conferences, and seminars since 1986. The combined talents of the eight instructors bring a wealth of experience as lactation consultants in hospital, pediatric practice, private practice, WIC, and the corporate setting, as well as experience in all aspects of maternal-child health and pediatrics. Jan, Linda, and Carole have all served with the International  Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) in a variety of capacities and  have taught at the college level. 

LEC is approved as a provider (LTP# CLT 108-10) by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) , which is a nonprofit corporation established to develop and administer a voluntary certification program for lactation consultants, based on certification guidelines developed by the US National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). 

LEC provides continuing education credits for RNs (CEP/BRN Provider #14586) for the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.