Total Care Breastfeeding Services was developed by Margie Deutsch-Lash. Margie is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and has her Masters of Education in Child Development. She has been working with breastfeeding families since 1982 in a variety of settings including the hospital where she developed and implemented a full lactation program. She has been in private practice since 1997.

Margie is an active member of:

  • International Lactation Consultants Association
  • Founding President of The Orange County Lactation Consultants Association
  • Founding Member of the Orange County Breastfeeding Coalition (President in the 2000-2001 term)

Margie provides the following services:

  • Lactation Consultations
  • Prenatal Education and Consultations
  • Postpartum Classes
  • Parenting Consultations
  • Parenting Classes

Please view Total Care Services for more information.

Total Care Breastfeeding Services uses a developmental approach to growth. We look at physical and psychological growth from a behavioral point-of-view, always keeping in mind that as adults we need to be our children's advocates.

Parenting is the most important job one can have! We must always keep the needs of our children as our primary focus as we evaluate decisions concerning how we care for our children. When we work with families on breastfeeding issues we focus on the ways in which mom and baby interact. What are we being told by the behaviors we see? Babies are able to tell us many things if we are able to learn to interpret their cues.

Through the Total Care approach we are able to help you learn about your baby and work through any difficulties you may be experiencing with breastfeeding. Many problems that are blamed on breastfeeding often have a logical explanation where breastfeeding is only one variable in the situation.

Let Margie Deutsch-Lash assist you in learning about your baby while improving your breastfeeding relationship. Contact us at or by telephone at 949-786-0065. We will make every attempt to respond within 24 hours.


Curriculum Vitae

Marjorie (Margie) Sue Deutsch Lash, MSEd, IBCLC

(949) 786-0065 / fax (603) 804-5377


Bachelor of Science: 1974, University of Southern California, Cum Laude

Master of Science, Education, 1979, University of Southern California
Specialization in Early Childhood Education

Certificates and Credentials:

Standard Elementary Teaching Credential since 1975.

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Certified 1989, Recertified 1994 and 1999.

Professional Experience:

La Leche League Leader, Accredited May 1982.

Lactation Specialist, 1989 through November 1997, Irvine Medical Center, Irvine, CA.

Responsibilities included outpatient Lactation Program, which included Lactation Consultations, Breastfeeding Clinic, Prenatal and Postpartum Classes, and Breastpump Rental Station.

Private Lactation Consultant since August 1997 to present. Services include Lactation Consultations, breastpump sales and rentals, full range of products for the breastfeeding family, class offerings including the Mother-Baby Class.

La Leche League Assistant Area Professional Liaison (AAPL) for Orange County, CA. July 1994 to present

President and founder of the Orange County Lactation Consultant Association (OCLCA), 1990 to 1995, and 2001.

President of the Orange County Breastfeeding Coalition for the 2000-2001 term.

Member of the Orange County Breastfeeding Coalition since its inception in 1997. Coordinator of the 1st Annual OCBFC World Breastfeeding Day Celebration. Facilitator for the coalition for June - August 1997 and November 1998 (this was a revolving position). During her tenure as President of the OCBFC, the coalition received Non-Profit Status and a $75,000 Prop. 10 Grant from the Orange County Commission on Children and Families for a project entitled Supporting the Breastfeeding Family. Currently serving on the board in the Past President position.

Conference speaker since 1984 at La Leche League So. Calif/Nevada Area Conferences. Topics included: The Importance of Play in Childhood Learning, Nutrition for the Whole Family, Case Studies Presentations, Hospital Based Lactation Practice, Parenting the High Need Child, Counseling Parents of the High Need Child, Breastfeeding Aids and Devices, Behavioral Cues for Breastfeeding Management.

Professional In-Services provided for nurses at a community hospital. In-Service titles include: Breastfeeding Basics (6 hr. comprehensive in-service), Current Trends in Breastfeeding, The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative and What It Means to Us. In process, development of In-Service for Healthcare Professionals for the Healthcare Association of California.

Program planner for a seminar by Dr. Paula Meier on Breastfeeding in the NICU for medical students, physicians and other healthcare professionals. Program planner and Presenter for a physician training program developed for the Supporting the Breastfeeding Family project of the Orange County Breastfeeding Coalition.

Consultant to the Orange County Breastfeeding Coalition to support the physician education program of the Supporting the Breastfeeding Family project.

Consultant for the MOMS Resource Group Spanish Language video production. This is a non-profit organization serving low income mothers. The breastfeeding video that was produced has been extremely well received by health care professionals.

Speaker, for the American Medical Women's Association, UCI Branch meeting, April 1998. Topic: Lactation Information for the Medical Doctor...a potpourri of Breastfeeding Information.

Member of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) since 1989.

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