“Ma” (Mama/Mammary), “La” (Lauren/Lasko/Lactation) was created for families needing breastfeeding support.
Breastfeeding can be hard, at least it was for MaLa Owner and IBCLC, Lauren Lasko, and that’s how she found her passion in life - to help families do just that! A few years ago, after the birth of her first child, and subsequent nursing challenges, Lauren decided to begin her training as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Lauren has spent thousands of hours working and learning from some of the best in the breastfeeding medicine business and is incredibly passionate about supporting mothers along their breastfeeding journey.
Lauren received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Columbia University in NYC. When not helping families in their homes, you can find her working with the internationally-renowned breastfeeding medicine physician, Dr. Ann Witt of Breastfeeding Medicine of Northeast Ohio. She also works as a family nurse practitioner at a Cleveland area federally qualified health center, where she runs the clinic’s breastfeeding medicine program. Lauren is also (almost) fluent in Spanish.
Lauren lives in Lakewood, Ohio with her husband, Ryan, their two dudes and fur-daughter, “Rosie”.