I am happy to announce that I am the new owner of longtime Ventura business, Mothers Guild. Among other services, Mothers Guild offers both pre and post-natal lactation support and assistance, as well as hospital-grade breast pump rentals. I have been a certified lactation counselor since 2009, a DONA-certified doula since 2011, a Birthing From Within doula and mentor since 2011, and a La Leche League Leader since 2013. I serve as the lactation specialist at the Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center and joyfully serve clients of the Ventura Birth Center. I am excited to continue to offer these services and more as proprietor of Mothers Guild.
It is my belief that every new mother can benefit from lactation support, even in the absence of obvious complications. This not only benefits the new family with reassurance and documentation of normal infant feeding, but also offers an early safety net for babies who may be, unknowingly to the parents, feeding in a less-than-optimal capacity. Additionally, it offers an early contact point with live, compassionate support that is available 24-hours a day. A planned in-home postpartum visit with a lactation specialist can increase breastfeeding rates, and significantly reduce the stress and anxiety that may accompany the initiation of breastfeeding.
I hope that if you have any questions regarding my services or products, including the rental and sale of Medela breast pumps, you will not hesitate to contact me. Please keep an eye on this space for more information about Mothers Guild’s services.