Marcia Santiago, IBCLC, RLC

I hold a Bachelor's of Science in Health and Nutrition from Brooklyn College. I also hold a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Public Health and am currently pursuing a Masters degree in Public Health through SUNY University at Albany. I specialize in maternal, infant and child nutrition. I've worked with countless families over the years through my work as nutritionist for the Women, Infants and Children's program at Staten Island University Hospital.  I'm an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant with extensive training and experience in breastfeeding counseling and support. I'm trained by Debra Pascali-Bonaro as a birth and postpartum doula. Debra is a wonderful educator and mentor. You can check her out @orgasmicbirth.com. Above all I'm a mom, I have a beautiful little girl named Sofia who is now 5. I wear many hats but being a mom is my favorite one. When I look back on my birth story I would have liked to have the support that I now know is available. Nevertheless, with the support of my W.I.C colleagues I was able to nurse my daughter well into her toddler years. I want all women to know that love and support is out there and my mission is to get that message out.

                                                                                        -Marcia​

Education & Certifications

SUNY University at Albany School of Public Health

Masters of Public Health - 2019

SUNY University at Albany School of Public Health

 Certificate of Graduate Studies in Public Health- 2018

City University of New York Brooklyn College

Bachelor of Science Health and Nutrition -2012

  • Lamaze International Accredited: Childbirth Educator Training 

  • International Board of Lactation Examiners: International Board Certified Lactation Consultant 

  • DONA International Approved: Birth Doula training

  • Healthy Children’s Project: Certified Lactation Counselor Training

  • Dona International Approved: Postpartum Doula Training

Professional Development & Continuing Education

  • Empire State Public Health Training Center:  Understanding Preconception Health *a course for community health workers*
  • Lactation Education Resources: 23 hour Breastfeeding Review Course 
  • Healthy Children's Project: Extended 45hr Certified Lactation Counselor Training Course 
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