lactation educator & counselor
milk mama class instructor
Luka’s passion for breastfeeding started with the natural births of her own two babies, which inspired her to organize “Nursing the Future” in 2005, the first Meetup group in OC for breastfeeding moms. Finding her tribe this way, she felt called to pursue a career in empowering and supporting women to flourish in their intuitive Knowing as women and as new moms. Luka provides in home breastfeeding support visits for Doulas of Orange County clients and teaches our monthly Milk Mama prenatal breastfeeding class.
She worked in the baby wearing industry for 8 years, encouraging bonding relationships. She is a UCSD Certified Lactation Educator and Certified Innate Postpartum Care Provider. Some of her modalities offered include traditional belly binding from bengkung, fajas and rebozo closing ceremonies as well as moxibustion and yoni steaming.
Because Luka is aware that birth, and especially the postpartum period, is not always ideal in our culture and knows women and families are rarely supported in the process, she is now committed to the health of mothers and babies. Something she cares deeply about is preventing and healing birth trauma for women and babies. When new moms are truly cared for and acknowledged, their families thrive and so does their community. Luka feels guided to do her part as a healer and educator to ensure that the neglected areas of care are provided including the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual.
To further her own offerings, she is currently dually enrolled in BCTA/NA to become a Certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and The Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH) to become a Certified Educator.
Luka believes that the importance of this work is not only for the woman who gives birth to the baby, the family who receives the baby, but it’s for the wellbeing of the greater community, of which we are all part. It’s been said that if we get birth right, we have half a chance of getting society right.