Carmela “Kika” Baeza is a medical doctor from Madrid, Spain, specialising in family medicine and sexual therapy. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health Education.
Dr. Baeza has been supporting breastfeeding dyads in a clinical setting since 2004, and became an IBCLC in 2005. She has also been a BFHI Evaluator since 2006. She works in a private Family Wellness Clinic, Raices, where she is in charge of the lactation programme. The program includes two IBCLCs, and offers extensive breastfeeding training for health care professionals, doulas and breastfeeding peer counsellors.
Dr. Baeza is President of the Spanish Lactation Consultant Association (Asociación Española de Consultoras Certificadas en Lactancia Materna AECCLM).
Dr. Baeza frequently lectures on breastfeeding topics both nationally and internationally. She has published breastfeeding articles in several popular mothering magazines in the last six years, and has made several appearances on public national television to talk about breastfeeding basics. She is also the author of “Amar con los Brazos Abiertos” (To Love with Open Arms), a parenting book.
Dr. Baeza and her husband Carlos have four children.