International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Offering Support for Breastfeeding Families
Breastfeeding is a family choice,
but there's no true choice without knowledge.
This is how Mamalactea started…
Believe it or not, Mamalactea was born with my child. I remember the first time I saw his face; he looked into my eyes, and started to tell me his version of the story. Next minute he was on my breast like he was meant to be there… Don’t take me wrong, it wasn’t that natural the rest of the time. In fact -as most women- I did have to overcome many challenges. Luckily, and thanks to the help of my doula and a lactation professional, I ended up enjoying every instant…
When I first thought of pursuing lactation as a profession, I thought of it more like a hobby that I could do just to help other moms to keep it going. I started volunteering at a local hospital at the mother-baby unit, helping moms to latch on their babies for the very first time. It was truly magical to witness that moment. For the first time in my life, I knew exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. The process wasn’t easy, lactation is a well-established medical profession, so it took me a few years to complete all I needed to take the Board examination to finally become an IBCLC.
The name Mamalactea came from a joke
A friend of mine used to call me “Mama Teta”. For some reason he was trying to make a joke on the fact that I was breastfeeding my child for “so long” [he was only 13 months, but nobody is counting…] I found the name hilarious and very original. Mamalactea was created with a dream. I believe every family should understand the alternatives to feed their children. I believe mothers need a lot of support to breastfeed their babies. And I believe this support should come from everywhere. Ultimately, breastfeeding is a family choice, but it is society’s responsibility to accept it, allow it, and foster it.
Mamalactea was created with the dream to offer a space where families could find help and support to overcome their breastfeeding challenges; a space for non-judgmental and empathetic care; and a space where multiple disciplines converge in one common and simple goal: Make breastfeeding work for every family.