I graduated from the University of Padova in 1997. I specialized in Internal Medicine, training in the Hospital Egas Moniz, Lisbon, Portugal. When I became a mother, I realized that I had too little knowledge of breastfeeding. I realized the importance of peer-to-peer support, and became a La Leche League leader, one of the few in Portugal. But being a doctor, I realized there was dire need of medical advice in breastfeeding and that made me concentrate on the medical point of view of lactation. I started training other health professionals in the Unicef breastfeeding counselling courses. I became an Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine member in 2010. I have a passion for sharing knowledge, specially on subjects that involve both my internal medicine training and breastfeeding medicine. I also have a special interest on the humanistic and social perspectives of breastfeeding. I hope that with the European Association of Breastfeeding Medicine we can increase the dialogue among european doctors, and raise the awareness that breastfeeding is indeed something that should be present in doctors’ basic knowledge.