Dr. Notarangelo obtained her IBCLC certification in 2010. She has a private lactation consultant practice in Lerici, La Spezia, Italy and takes a particular interest in everything that concerns breastfeeding science and medicine. From 1992 to 2001, Micaela lived in Japan, where in 1998 she was awarded a PhD in Economics at Hokkaido University, Sapporo. She also worked as assistant professor at Hokkaido University and Utrecht University. After returning to Italy, she became a La Leche League Leader in 2005 and served as Area Professional Liaison of LLL Italy from 2010 to 2013.