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Mother Baby Bonding


Pasadena Breastfeeding Center was founded by co-workers and friends Teresa Peters and Christina Tenorio. With more than 40 years' combined experience in perinatal health care, we both hold degrees in maternal child health and human lactation and are International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and International Childbirth Educator Association Childbirth Educators. As mothers ourselves, we regard parents as the experts on their babies and respect their ideas about what works for their families. We’re thrilled to be able to offer our support to new and expanding families in the Pasadena area and beyond.

What makes Pasadena Breastfeeding Center unique?

  • We’ve served in this area for decades and have close relationships with local hospitals, clinics, physicians, and nurses across Southern California

  • We take a holistic, education, and advocacy-based approach to supporting families

  • We provide culturally sensitive care to families of all backgrounds, sizes, and identities

  • We offer care in English, Spanish, or Portuguese

  • We are skilled counselors in both parent-led and baby-led weaning

  • We have extensive experience working with parents who:

    • struggle with confidence with breastfeeding

    • have low milk supply

    • have babies in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

    • exclusively pump

    • have older babies who are breastfeeding

  • We understand your baby and family are unique—so we take a highly personalized approach to teaching and consulting

  • We offer comprehensive care with support services available before, during, and after your baby’s birth

  • We offer in-person and virtual lactation consultation not only in Pasadena, but to families throughout Los Angeles County and Orange County


teresa peters ibclc


Lactation Consultant and Perinatal Educator

Teresa Peters, co-founder of Pasadena Breastfeeding Center, is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), perinatal health educator, and doula and holds a B.S. in Maternal Child Health and Human Lactation from Union Institute and University. Her career began with the births of her four children when she devoured information about pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding and was inspired to empower others embarking on their parenting journey. Prior to founding PBC, she spent 25 years teaching, consulting, and coordinating the Breastfeeding Center and Perinatal Health Education department at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, CA. As a dedicated member of the Pasadena community, she is a lifelong advocate of informed decision-making for birth and breastfeeding families.

Christina Tenorio MPH IBCLC


Lactation Consultant and Perinatal Educator

Christina Tenorio, co-founder of Pasadena Breastfeeding Center, is a practicing International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a perinatal health educator. She holds her B.S. in Maternal Child Health with emphasis in human lactation. Over the last 20 years, Christina has worked in a hospital setting supporting families with prenatal and postpartum care. As an educator, Christina has developed and facilitated perinatal programs for medical staff, patients, and communities throughout southern California hospitals. She also worked with high-risk and neonatal intensive care infants in a level III trauma facility at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, California. Christina is currently an instructor for the lactation education program at University of California, San Diego.

Perfection exists only in babies and pastries.

Gayle Wray

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