Shyamala is a Certified Lactation Educator and Counselor, she is also a Certified Lactation Professional and La Leche League Leader. She does private practice and online consultation. She specializes in working with families from pregnancy right through to weaning age and also talks about gentle parenting. She loves writing about these topics and currently runs a podcast on Mentza.
In her previous life, she was a Computer Engineer, Content writer, translator/interpreter, and teacher at different stages. She is quite active and volunteers with different organizations too.
She is the mother of two homeschooling teenagers who were breastfed for 4.5 years.
She has presented papers at the International Lactation Consultant Association Conference in 2022 and also at the International Breastfeeding Conference Chennai in 2022
Beyond everything, she is a mother herself and draws from her own experience to help other families in reaching their breastfeeding goals one baby step at a time. Shyamala enjoys writing and talking about conception, informed birthing, breastfeeding, and gentle parenting. She has shared her thoughts on many online and offline media about all these different topics.