About Me

Paula and BabyMy name is Paula I. Laria-Rosello. I’m an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, certified in the U.S., and also hold a Nutrition Degree from Argentina. I am the mother of a 4 year-old boy and a 1 year-old baby, both breast feeders!

Professional Experience:

6 years of Community work at WIC Program (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infant & Children)

3 years as Clinic Supervisor, Nutritional Consultant and Lactation Educator

3 years In the Breastfeeding Department:

  • Helping mothers to breastfeed
  • Offering breastfeeding classes and support groups
  • Mentoring and training WIC staff in Lactation Services

1 ½ year of work at Tarzana Medical Center/ Providence Tarzana Hospital as Certified Lactation Educator. Helping mothers to breastfeed post-partum during their stay in the hospital. Giving pre-natal breastfeeding classes and post-natal breastfeeding support groups.

Personal Experience:

I grew up in a family were breastfeeding is the norm. We think that is completely natural. For us, breastfeeding and having a baby go together.

Breastfeeding didn’t start easy for me and my first baby at the beginning. I did breastfeed him since delivery until he was 3 years and 3 months old. I stopped for a while during the pregnancy of my second baby due to some medical issues. He came back to breastfeed after his sister was born until today’s date. We do tandem nursing.

My son is 4 years old and he asks to be breastfed once every 2-3 days or 1 time per week, when he remembers about it. He does it for around 3-5 minutes. Breastfeeding is helping him to cope with the fact that he has a sister now, and to help him realize that I’m still available for him. Since he is asking less for breastfeeding day after day, it is evident that weaning is happening slowly and in a natural way.

My little princess is 1 year old at the moment and she is successfully exclusive breastfeeding.

I do not regret any single minute I spend breastfeeding my kids.

Once breastfeeding is well established, nursing is a wonderful experience in a mother’s life.