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©2018 by Mami Mia dba Empire Lactation


The Care You Deserve

As a professional International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Lea, and her team of highly trained Breastfeeding Counselors you will get consistent information and support along your infant feeding & lactation journey.

We currently work directly with 

We are no longer accepitng AETNA due to reimbursement issues. 

We will submit to your insurance company for out of network coverage free of charge.


Mami Mia, Inc. dba EMPIRE LACTATION since 2019.

As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Lea brings over 30 years of child development and education experience to lactation support. The independent contractors who make up the team are  highly trained Breastfeeding Counselors all of whom work with you to provide the support and knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your infant feeding and lactation journey.   .   

Your appointment will include a full assessment and evaluation of a feeding session including a pre-post feed weigh.  Assessment of infant oral anatomy and structure.  A complete medical and personal history is taken and a care plan developed in collaboration with your goals.

 We accept Single Contract Agreements from GHI/Emblem, and will submit to your insurance company on your behalf as an out of network provider.  If you have questions about billing or fees or are ready to book please click the link below. Note, each counselor maintains their own geographic service area and calendar. 

Lea has over 30 years experience in education and psychology with a Masters in Educational Psychology.  She has worked in maternal child health for 11 years.  As an IBCLC she has had the benefit of working in both hospitals and in private practice through the last decade.  She began Mami Mia back in 2007 and is overjoyed to bring Empire Lactation to life.  Lea enjoys teaching and training others about lactation support  and spending time with her two kids, swimming and hiking with her dogs.

Lea Rivera

Baby holding parent pinky finger


A full assessment and evaluation of your feeding session will be undertaken.  This will include

  • Pre/Post feed weighs

  • Functional assessment of infant oral anatomy

  • Assessment for Tethered Oral Tissues

  • Adjustment of positioning and latch technique

  • Discussion of frequency and duration of feedings

  • Discussion of any identified need or desire to supplement

  •  Individualized care plans

  • Referrals as necessary

  • Appointments may also include information and education on pumping, returning to work and bottle feeding.

"In all the world, there is no love for you like mine."

Maya Angelou


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