SLYVIA ROMM, MD, MPH, CLC
As a Harvard-trained pediatrician with extensive knowledge in newborn medicine and particularly breastfeeding support, Sylvia thought she was set to take on motherhood as well as any mom could. But with the birth of each one of her babies, Ari and Sebastian, she struggled with a low milk supply and as a result, the newborn’s weights dropped. After enlisting help from her close network of knowledgeable family, friends and fellow pediatric medical colleagues, Sylvia was able to tackle her breastfeeding challenges head on.
Understanding how powerless moms can feel when faced with questions or issues around how best to meet their baby’s, and their own, needs, Sylvia wondered where other moms found support, especially outside of typical office hours.
She didn’t find a sufficient answer, and so, MilkOnTapTM was born.
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Sylvia graduated from the Harvard-affiliated Pediatrics residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Harvard University School of Public Health with a Master of Public Health (MPH) and before that, from the University of Arizona, College of Medicine as an MD. She is married, has two children and currently resides in Cambridge, MA.
With passions firmly rooted in social and humanitarian causes, Sylvia brings her heart and soul to MilkOnTap to encourage, inspire and empower her fellow moms.