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Kelsie Barta, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, IBCLC

Kelsie Barta is a board-certified lactation consultant at the Lactation Foundation.

“I was a postpartum nurse when I had my first child, and thought my work experience would make breastfeeding easy for me. I was surprised to encounter early challenges with painful latching, and was lucky to be surrounded by knowledgeable lactation support from my coworkers. I quickly became fascinated by all things breastfeeding, and started the journey to became an IBCLC in 2018. I love helping families meet their breastfeeding goals, and am passionate about providing patient-centered care. I’m thrilled to be working with the Lactation Foundation to provide a vital service to our community.”

Kelsie has two children and knows well the challenges and rewards that come with being a breastfeeding working mother. In addition to providing lactation counseling, Kelsie is a clinical nursing instructor, a graduate student, and volunteers for a maternal health nonprofit, Push Birth Partners.