Paola Vallarino, IEP, IBCLC, CBS
Internationally Educated Physician
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Certified Breastfeeding Specialist
Child Nutrition Diploma
Paola is a lactation consultant with over 10 years of medical background and over 2000 hours of clinical experience helping families to have a happy breastfeeding journey.
She is an Internationally Educated Physician, a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, the gold standard certification for health professionals working with breastfeeding families. She’s always updating her knowledge with continuing education to give families the best care. Paola also specializes in Child Nutrition and provides families with advice on how to feed their babies when starting solids or supplementing. She specializes in Tethered Oral Tissues (tongue and lip ties) and in the last years she has worked with several families with tongue-tied babies, along with pediatric dentists and pediatricians, including Dr. Jack Newman in the International Breastfeeding Center in Toronto. She specializes in Breastfeeding Multiples as well and she's currently specializing in Infant Sleep.
As a breastfeeding mother herself, she understands the difficulties that women can face when feeding their babies, and that’s why her mission is to support, educate and empower mamas with evidence based information so that they can feel confident and give their babies the best start.
For Paola, every family is special, and giving them judgement-free support by working on their unique feeding goals is her number one priority.