Lactation Wellness
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About

 

Lactation Wellness: The Care You Deserve

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Patricia McGuire

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

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— Patricia McGuire

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

Home Visits

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 lactationwellness@gmail.com

 

Prenatal classes

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:

  1. Comfortable and effective latch-on and positioning technique
  2. How to tell if the baby is getting enough milk
  3. Getting breastfeeding off to a good start
  4. Common problems
  5. Normal nursing baby behavior and cues
  6. Pumping & storing milk
  7. Partner feeding
  8. Going back to work
  9. Diet
 

 

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