Meet Your Consultant
Angela Burger BS, IBCLC
Angela is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Angela has always had a passion for health science. In her early twenties she worked as a health coach while simultaneously completing her Bachelors of Science in Clinical Psychology. Upon graduating with honors, Angela decided that she wanted to delve deeper into health science. She recognized that the first steps toward being a healthy adult are taken in infancy, through breastfeeding. So she began to pursue an advanced education in lactation science while completing a clinical training program to earn her IBCLC credentials.
Upon receiving her credentials, Angela opened a private practice in the bay area. She enjoys the close relationship she forms with her clients in private practice and the ability to continue offering support throughout a family’s breastfeeding experience. Angela also works as a breastfeeding lecturer and enjoys teaching both new mothers and healthcare professionals. Angela is able to draw from her educational background in Psychology along with her clinical lactation training in order to offer her clients compassionate, current and thorough lactation care.
As of September 2017, Angela relocated to Santa Cruz County and will be continuing her private practice by serving Santa Cruz and families in surrounding areas.
Halina Vaughan BS, IBCLC, ALC
Halina Vaughan has opened her own private practice in Hastings, Michigan and will no longer be performing consultations in the Bay Area. Her clients and colleagues will miss her and wish her the best with her new business. Michigan mothers are lucky to have her!
Halina Vaughan is a Board Certified Lactation Consultant as well as a Certified Lactation Counselor through the American Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice. As the mother of two breastfed children she brings an element of personal warmth and experience to the field, where she is able to draw upon her own familiarity with a variety of situations including breastfeeding during pregnancy, tandem breastfeeding, and breastfeeding after returning to work.
Halina has an academic background in Allied Health Science with a Bachelor of Science degree in Maternal Child Health. During a year-long internship at Highland Hospital in Oakland Halina became aware of the struggles faced by mothers of a wide range of socioeconomic circumstances, and as a result she particularly enjoys helping those at risk of early cessation to meet their breastfeeding goals. She strives to help make quality lactation care affordable and accessible to all families.
Halina enjoys helping mothers to fully experience the amazing bond shared between a mother and her breastfeeding child, and says that “It is very empowering for a mother to watch her baby thrive, knowing it is her own body that is nourishing her baby as he or she grows from a tiny newborn to an active toddler.”