Tonja is a graduate of Baylor University and served as a Breastfeeding Counselor with Breastfeeding USA for several years before becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She helped to run a local mother to mother weekly breastfeeding support group. Tonja has completed extensive training in orofacial myofunctional therapy. She is a highly skilled lactation consultant and provides clinical management of all lactation concerns for her patients. She is also a Postpartum Certified Doula with DONA International. She owns and manages Postpartum Doula Services of Waco, LLC and Lactation Services of Waco. Tonja is also trained in teaching infant massage to breastfeeding parents.
Tonja developed a passion for helping moms work toward their breastfeeding goals after being unable to meet her own, after the birth of her fourth child, due to many many overwhelming challenges. The care and support she received from the lactation consultant during that time inspired her to become one herself. Whether supporting new moms and their families during the postpartum trimester or helping moms work through the challenges that present themselves to the breastfeeding dyad, Tonja is well equipped to serve the breastfeeding community here in Waco, TX.