Liora is the manager and main tutor of Mamalicious. An obstetric registered nurse, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and the educator for PADA, Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Aotearoa. She Is a mother to three children.
Liora has many years experience of working with and supporting new mothers and their babies, both as a nurse and a lactation consultant. She gained a Masters in Public Health in 2004 while living in Hawaii and a Grad Dip in Psych from Victoria Univeristy. Liora is also a fluent Spanish speaker, having grown up in Mexico.
Liora and her family moved to New Zealand in 2012. Liora offers Breastfeeding support every Monday morning at the Newton Breastfeeding and Parenting Support Centre, and sees mums in their homes – sliding-scale fees apply. Liora also facilitates groups for babies and mums experiencing Post Natal Depression and Anxiety.
In 2013 Liora was asked to start teaching courses for Mama- Licious, and she loved doing this, as the courses were designed so well by the founding members*.
In her spare time she teaches Hawaiian dance (Hula), swims, plays marimba and mbira, and takes long walks in this beautiful city.
*The founders of Mama-Licious are Penny Wyatt, Chris Kelly, Deborah Stace, and Cara Baddington. They saw a need for dedicated breastfeeding courses in the Wellington region and started running the Mama-Licious and Buba-Licious courses in 2010. They are proud of the difference the classes make for Wellington women, and adore the feedback from midwives and LMCs that Mama-Licious graduates enjoy an easier transition into breastfeeding due to the practical training and tips that are offered in our courses. Chris, Deborah, Cara and Penny have recently stepped down from running the business, due to their work and family commitments.