Sandra Lobaina LM, IBCLC, RLC
Founder & Owner
A Licensed Midwife and Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Mother to two amazing rambunctious boys who inspire her every day. Sandra attended school at the International School of Midwifery in which she completed January 2010. She has been helping mothers for over 13 years and has attended over 800 births in which she observed, coached, assisted or managed the deliveries. Her passion as a birth worker has empowered her to push through many obstacles. Early in her career, Sandra worked at the Miami-Dade County WIC & Nutrition program, where she gave one on one support to mothers and their new babies. It has always been an important mission to understand cultural diversities in breastfeeding and why it can negatively impact mothers in her community.
Being a Hispanic minority she is passionate about educating and assisting communities who experience cultural boundaries and stigmas. Every year she contributes and hosts The BIG Latch On in Miami alongside WIC & Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade County for World Breastfeeding awareness. She is the Co-founder of Natural Birthworks Birthing Center (Broward County's Newest Birth Center) where she provides Midwifery services and is one of the lead Midwifery providers. Sandra teaches childbirth education in English and Spanish, holds breastfeeding support groups, provides in office, at home or virtual lactation consultations and also hosts breastfeeding and pumping classes. Her mission and passion is to provide support, education and encouragement to all families.
Sandy helped me feel comfortable and confident during breastfeeding. She even helped me with any questions I had even after 6 weeks postpartum. I really appreciated that so much!
Favorite things Sandy told me;
Take the baby's lead. Enjoy the present moment.
Sandy is the most amazing Midwife ever. Best advice for healing mentally and physically.
I'm so grateful to have had Sandy as my Midwife for both of my boys. We consider her family now.
Thank you for making such a difference in my postpartum recovery!
Marina Langesfeld, IBCLC
Marina is currently the bilingual International Board Certified Lactation Consultant on staff at Hialeah Hospital, where she also teaches Childbirth and Breastfeeding classes for couples both in English and Spanish. A tireless advocate for all causes mom/baby, she has worked for the last 10 years in very diverse environments both in public health and private practice.
Her background includes working as a WIC Miami Dade peer counselor, and helping moms as a licensed prenatal massage therapist, and a birth and postpartum Doula. Most importantly, her own life experiences as the proud mother of 2 now young adults born at home with midwifes, were her inspiration and enlightening source to guide her in a path of self education and eventually academic formation as an IBCLC. It is Marinas goal to contribute to a better world by reaching out to as many mothers and newborns in her desire to share her own discoveries and triumphs, and empower them in their paths to become mothers.
Jocelyn Milanes, IBCLC
Jocelyn began her work in breastfeeding when she became a mother in 2002. Breastfeeding her daughter was no easy feat as she encountered many challenges and contradicting opinions along the way. Luckily, Jocelyn found mother to mother peer support at The Miami-Dade County Health Department, WIC, and Nutrition breastfeeding program. It was there where she developed a passion for supporting and empowering mothers and their families at every step of their breastfeeding journey.
Committed to giving back to her community, she became a Peer Counselor (PC) through Loving Support in 2003, a Certified Lactation Counselor through The Healthy Children Project (CLC) in 2005 and worked along side some of the most passionately driven and inspiring lactation consultants in south Florida. At WIC she supported, educated and empowered over 10,000 multicultural clients in class room settings and individually. Jocelyn became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2010 and began her work as head of the lactation department at North Shore Medical Center in 2013. At North Shore Medical Center, Jocelyn trained her women's services team toward Baby Friendly Hospital designation and established a Breastfeeding Friendly Work Place while continuing to provide bilingual support, education, and care for her patients in labor rooms, mother Baby postpartum units and the NICU level 3. Jocelyn built many bridges with her community to provide resources by hosting and being a part of community health fairs and conferences for health care professionals. Jocelyn is also the founder of the yearly Miami Dade County WIC breastfeeding awareness walk. Currently, Jocelyn provides mothers and their families with evidenced based individualized planning, care and education to help mothers reach their personal breastfeeding/ chestfeeding and pumping goals at home, birth centers, clinics, hospital bedside and virtually. When Jocelyn is not advocating for breastfeeding in her community, she is spending time with her family, home schooling her 5 year old son, gardening or creating music.