Grace is the owner and founder of Breastfeeding With Grace. Grace sees herself foremost as a Mama of 4 beautiful breastfed grown children and the Nana to 4 gorgeous breastfed grandchildren. After graduating from college, Grace supported her husband through his graduate studies. After graduate school Grace became a stay-at-home mother.
Grace began attending La Leche League meetings during her pregnancy with her first baby. With the help of a LLL Leader she successfully overcame some initial difficulties breastfeeding her first baby, and went on to breastfeed all four babies. Those years are Grace’s fondest memories, and the inspiration for what has become her life’s work.
After raising her children, Grace was talking about returning to work with a friend who asked, “What is your passion? Just follow your heart.” Grace knew that her passion was helping mothers to be the best mothers they can be through breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is not just a way to nourish a baby, it is a way to nurture and love a baby.
Grace has been a La Leche League leader since 1975. Her volunteer work in LLL prepared her for the knowledge and experience to become a Professional Lactation Consultant. Grace attended UCSD and the Lactation Institute in Encino, CA for course work in birth, lactation and child development with advanced studies in suck-related issues. Grace passed the Lactation Consultant Exam in 2002. Grace has worked as a Lactation Consultant at the Balboa Naval Military Hospital, Pomerado Hospital, Pomerado Lactation Clinic and her own Private Practice “Breastfeeding with Grace”. Grace worked on a grant for 9 months for the Red Cross WIC. Grace still serves as a LLL Leader, she served as the Assistant Area Professional Liaison for LLL of Southern California and is on the Continuing Education Committee for the Southern California area Conference. Grace has served as the Professional Liaison for US Western Division of La Leche League. Grace has also been a guest speaker for La Leche League workshops and conferences.
Grace is a member of the International Lactation Consultant Association, The United States Lactation Consultant Association, The San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition, a founding member of The International Affiliation of Tongue-tie Professionals, and La Leche League International and La Leche League USA.