Holistic Lactation of Bakersfield
Changing the world one mother one baby at a time
Holistic Lactation of Bakersfield is the only holistic lactation practice in Kern County. We offer a full array of lactation services to help you meet your breastfeeding goals. Sometimes breastfeeding feels like a struggle, especially in the newborn period. Adrienne Guirguis, a board certified lactation consultant will work with you to figure out what is going on and to resolve the challenges you face.
Adrienne has over 25 years experience in helping breastfeeding infants and their families. She began her journey into the world of lactation after struggling to breastfeed her oldest son. She became an accredited La Leche League leader and was able to help babies breastfeed. Her experience with La Leche League led Adrienne to become a International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She has been board certified for 19 years and has experience with a wide range of problems that may be experienced by new families. Adrienne has worked in hospital for over 10 years and then worked in community health for many years. She is a clinical practitioner, working hands on with families to improve feeding outcomes.
Adrienne continues her lactation education, constantly attending conferences and courses to stay up-to-date on the information and skills needed to benefit those who most need breastfeeding help. In 2022 Adrienne completed the Holistic Integrative/Functional Lactation course, a year long program followed by a residency. This course has increased her skills to provide the best care for the families with whom she works.
Adrienne also is an educator, working within the community to teach others the skills necessary to become lactation counselors and eventually board certified lactation consultants.