Lactation Wellness: The Care You Deserve
I was inspired to become a Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) after I experienced my own breastfeeding challenges. I’ve worked for over 10 years helping families achieve their breastfeeding goals. I ‘m committed to providing my clients with the care and support that nursing mothers, babies and their families deserve–and to help them achieve their breastfeeding goals. I offer non-judgmental, clinical, evidence-based counseling. I am happy to help.
Along with my private practice, I lead a breastfeeding support clinic at Wild Was Mama in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and work part-time as an LC on NYU hospital’s maternity floor.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Public health and media for City College.
Learn About Lactation Wellness
info_outlineWhat is an IBCLC Consultant?This is an international certificate denoting the highest quality education in the field. To be an IBCLC, you need 150 educational hours as well as 2500 hours of supervised work with mothers and babies. This is followed by an exam. Trained in clinical-based research, we adhere to a strict code of ethics as well as guidelines established by the AAP and the World Health Organization.
question_answerWhen to Seek an IBCLC Consultant?Many women experience difficulty when breastfeeding, particularly during the initial first weeks. With the proper support, education and time most issues can be overcome, and breastfeeding can be a healthy, satisfying experience for mother and baby.
listIBCLC Scope of PracticeIBCLCs have demonstrated specialized knowledge and clinical expertise in breastfeeding and human lactation and are certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. Review the Scope of Practice encompasses the activities for which IBCLCs are educated and in which they are authorized to engage.
more_vertCommon issues...Difficulty or pain when latching the baby to the breast Inadequate milk supply Nipple and breast pain Prolonged feedings Over-supply Dread or anxiety about nursing Breastfeeding after breast augmentation or reduction
As a Certified Lactation Consultant, I am committed to providing the care and support that every nursing mother deserves–and to help her meet her breastfeeding goals. I offer non-judgmental, clinical, evidence-based counseling through private home visits. I also teach prenatal breastfeeding classes and lead support groups.
Lactation consulting services
I offer home visits in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. During this 11/2 to 2 hour initial visit, I take a medical history and address your breastfeeding issues and concerns. I also bring a digital scale to weigh your baby before and after nursing to access intake and make sure she is getting enough to eat. I will leave you with a written plan based on our work together, a receipt and instructions for reimbursement by your insurance provider.
Follow-up visits are offered at a reduced rate.
Breastfeeding Support Groups
Three Fridays a month at Caribou Baby in Williamsburg/Greenpoint from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm for more information go to http://www.cariboubaby.com .
Please call to confirm 917-553-8381 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I teach prenatal breastfeeding classes in NYC , and am available to teach privately in your home. This class focuses on how to breastfeed successfully within a modern context. There is no personal exposure in the class and partners are encouraged to attend.
The class will include:
- Comfortable and effective latch-on and positioning technique
- How to tell if the baby is getting enough milk
- Getting breastfeeding off to a good start
- Common problems
- Normal nursing baby behavior and cues
- Pumping & storing milk
- Partner feeding
- Going back to work