Galactic Gold Herbal Products was founded by Amelia Schendel, Registered Dietitian, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Master Herbalist and mother of two exclusively breastfed children.
Amelia has worked in the field of maternal child health for 26 years, with a special emphasis in human lactation for the past 18 years.
She graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics. Later on she pursued the study of herbs and gave birth to her son Benjamin, a happily breastfed baby boy. Fertility, pregnancy and lactation are areas of expertise that Amelia has used a holistic approach with, and has had great success. She also has many years of experience helping many people achieve optimal health by the use of nutrition, herbs and other other natural methods.
In the 1990’s she was asked by lactation consultants to help mothers struggling with a low milk supply and who were trying to keep infants exclusively breastfeeding without having to supplement with artificial baby milk (formula). Some of these infants were suffering from inadequate weight gain; others were not getting enough milk from their mothers, and others were fussy and did not appear to be satisfied.
Amelia then began to design an herbal blend that would support lactation. Using historical and observational data, including herself, she formulated Mother's Gold.
Amelia has supported and promoted breastfeeding throughout her career by working with various non-profit, educational, hospital and government institutions. She has encouraged them to adopt breastfeeding friendly practices; provide lactation support services free of charge to underprivileged women; and provide breastfeeding training to health care providers, nurses, community workers, child care providers and other members in the community.
Her vision and mission is to inspire, empower and support women so that they can successfully breastfeed their children.
Mother's Gold is one of her many contributions towards this end.