It was while I was completing my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Western Washington University that I discovered I wanted to go into the women’s healthcare field. I began a job as a medical assistant in an internal medicine clinic and began to absorb all of the medical knowledge I could. After graduating from WWU in 2007, I moved to Portland to complete my certificate in nursing. I was fortunate enough to get hired at my dream job at an OB/GYN clinic right after nursing school! I’ve spent the past 10 years caring for women through their pregnancies and postpartum and supporting them with their breastfeeding needs – everything from clinic visits to monthly breastfeeding classes. When I had my first daughter and struggled through almost every breastfeeding problem imaginable, I realized I wanted to become a lactation consultant to help mothers avoid problems like I faced (most were completely preventable). After many hours of education and training, I became a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. My husband and I have been married since 2012 and we now have 2 daughters. I have many years of personal and professional experience with marriage, pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and parenting. I feel honored that you would consider inviting me into your home to help your family accomplish your breastfeeding goals.
Rumina is the Roman goddess who protects breastfeeding women and makes the milk flow.