Founder & Head Lactation Consultant - Bay Area Breastfeeding

San Jose, California

I started pursuing lactation 13 years ago while working for Parenting & Breastfeeding Services. Women would call daily with breastfeeding questions and emergencies, and hearing the desperation in those voices made me want to do more. I took my Lactation educator course and trained with Patricia Bonasera, my mother, I started doing hospital rounds in Good Samaritan Hospital as a lactation educator. In 2009 I attended UCSD extensions lactation Consultant course studying under Ginni Baker, I received my IBCLC certification in 2009. 2019 marks 10 years as a Lactation consultant.

Working with Parenting and Breastfeeding Services over the course of the last 10 years I have had the honor of mentoring and training many lactation consultants at the start of their careers I have over 13 years of experience working with mothers and babies with a variety of breastfeeding issues, long enough to have worked with moms on their 2nd or 3rd children! This journey started for me with the desire to help mothers, and that has continued to be the driving force in my life. I work hard to ensure that moms can meet their individual breastfeeding goals free of judgement. Being able to empower women to work through and conquer breastfeeding challenges is something that truly brings me joy.