About the Director
Lactation Consultant Services™ provides educational services and materials to breastfeeding advocates including lactation consultants, breastfeeding educators, nurses, dieticians, physicians, and others who work with breastfeeding families.
Our mission is to assist families achieve their breastfeeding and parenting goals.
Our most popular offering, The Breastfeeding Educator Program™ provides a comprehensive overview of human lactation and identifies resources to help families meet their breastfeeding goals. See Upcoming Programs for additional information.
If you have any questions, concerns or would like to request any additional information. Please, feel free to contact us.
Dr. Bocar is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
She served on the original panel of experts that developed the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners' certification process in 1984 for IBCLCs. She was an invited participant to develop the American Nurses Association's Maternal-Child Nursing Certification Examination in 1985.
In 1985, Ms. Bocar was awarded IBCLC certification for "outstanding contributions to the field of lactation". She has continued her certification as a lactation consultant through examination and continuing education.
For more than 40 years Deb has worked with families in all phases of lactation. She was a pioneer in co-founding the Breastfeeding Resource Center at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City which was one of the first hospital-based breastfeeding support service program. She is currently a perinatal and parent educator at Mercy where she teaches breastfeeding, baby massage, baby sitting, and parenting classes. She also facilitates a new parent support group and volunteers as a doula.
Deb is the director of Lactation Consultant Services™, from which she provides continuing education programs for health care providers. She created the Breastfeeding Educator Program™ in 1987 and has revised and presented it more than 120 times throughout the United States, in the Philippines, and Taiwan. She systematically evaluated the Breastfeeding Educator Program™ with a variety of evaluation tools and documented substantial improvement in participant’s knowledge, confidence, and clinical behaviors after participating in the Breastfeeding Educator Program™.
Deb Bocar, RN, PhD, IBCLC