GOLD Speakers

Venezuela

Patricia Díaz Lorenzo, MD, Pediatrician, IBCLC, Doula

  • Speaker Type: Translating Knowledge Into Practice: Creating Effective Lactation Care Plans
  • Country: Venezuela
Biography:

Patricia Díaz L., Woman passionate about accompanying Women and Families through their Conscious and Connected gestational, birthing and parenting journeys. She is a trained Pediatrician, IBCLC and Doula.

Graduated as a Surgeon physician and Pediatric Specialist from the Central University of Venezuela, at the main Children’s Hospital of the country; JM de los Ríos. From her formative years, she fell in love with the dynamic process of Breastfeeding and the unique physical, nutritional, immunological, qualities of it, along with the transformative emotional and spiritual bond that formed between the new parents and their baby: “Being a witness to that first magical and intimate human contact, is one of the most wonderful sensations in the world; I have ever experienced”

Dr. Patricia Díaz graduated as Promoter and Consultant of the Lactation Center “Mi Gota de Leche” (“My Drop of Milk”) at the Hospital J.M. de los Ríos, with the endorsement of UNICEF. She was part of the First Cohort of Diplomats in Breastfeeding and Complementary Feeding Practices, of the Faculty of Medicine, at the Central University of Venezuela.

Member of the American Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) and the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA). Trained as a Doula, at the Auroramadre Center in Venezuela. National and International speaker.

With more than a decade of experience, Patricia, strongly advocates for Human Lactation Education, at her private practice in Venezuela at the Department of Pediatrics in La Trinidad Medical Teaching Center, where she co-designed the Respectful Birthing Protocol (to honor the Sacred Hour, Skin to Skin and Rooming in; most recently updated alongside Neonatology Department, to adjust it for COVID19 context) and also through her social media platform Pediatría Autana (Tree of Life). As Pediatria Autana’s director, she designs educational tools for Parents and Caregivers, Families and Teachers, in the most innovative formats and adjusted to their needs, concerning topics associated with Prenatal Prolactation Prep, Human Lactation, Parenting, Growth and Neurodevelopment, Pediatrics.