As the owner of Babies ‘n Business, LLC, Jane Balkam is passionate about working with new mothers who continue to breastfeed when returning to work because she’s been there herself. As a mother of four who also returned to work while breastfeeding, Jane understands the challenges women and families face every day. Her distinguished career has centered around improving healthcare and increasing breastfeeding duration in the US. In addition to pioneering corporate lactation programs in the Washington DC area and beyond, Jane has counseled breastfeeding mothers for over 20 years.
Jane received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Georgetown University and her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. Her doctoral work focused on Maternal Child/Breastfeeding and Human Lactation and she earned her PhD at the Union Institute & University. Jane is nationally board certified as a pediatric nurse practitioner (CPNP) and internationally board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). Jane is also a published author, a Fellow of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), and a member of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA).
Jane’s clients trust her considerable expertise, rely on her warmth and understanding in the face of stress, and benefit from her deep commitment to healthy breastfeeding practices.