Janet Jones, IBCLC, RLC
Austin, Texas, United States
Janet Jones is from a small town in the Texas panhandle and was the first in her family to attend college. The route to her vocation however, was found through motherhood and mentorship. She became a breastfeeding peer counselor and learned about the lactation profession. From that moment forward, supporting new families and increasing access to care became her passion. Janet has worked as an IBCLC in private practice, a Breastfeeding Training Specialist for the State Health Department, a hospital based IBCLC, and is currently the founder and director of a lactation practice in Texas that employs over 40 IBCLCs, RDs and parent educators. Her team has an established paid internship “Lactation Tech” program for aspiring IBCLCs with the objective of removing barriers and increasing diversity and equity in the field of lactation and skilled lactation care. Janet has volunteered for and worked on the legislative committee for her statewide breastfeeding coalition as well as held leadership roles including treasurer, vice president, and president for her regional breastfeeding coalition. She looks forward to contributing to the success of ILCA’s vision.