NYLCA Member IBCLCs Serving the Bronx
I am a board certified lactation consultant currently providing support to mothers and babies in the Harlem and UWS of Manhattan.
Weekly Breastfeeding support groups at
www.sohapediatrics.com on Wednesdays 9:30-11am
3 IBCLCs in rotation
Weekly Breastfeeding support at For Your Birth/City Birth location 306 W. 106th Street
Mondays 11:30am - 1pm
Chocolate Milk Cafe Breastfeeding Support for Women of Color Monthly Support Group.
Last Monday of the Month @ Sugar Hill Creamery 184 Lenox Ave Harlem
Lactation Learning Collective Monthly Support Group
Last Thursday of the Month
For Your Birth/ City Births location
306 W. 106th Street Manhattan
My own breastfeeding struggles with my three children made me pursue this field. I have a degree in Accounting , and worked as an Auditor for NYC Comptroller’s Office for 8 years. It took persuasion of a loving friend and 4 years of study and training to change my career.
It is my passion to assist parents on their breastfeeding journey
and I take great care to accomplish this in a nurturing, compassionate manner. Wanting to breastfeed your baby is natural, but doing it, as I learned myself, doesn’t always come easy. With my extensive training and experience helping families to overcome breastfeeding challenges, I offer lactation education, assistance and support.
My practical, evidence-based approach empowers parents to make informed decisions and achieve their breastfeeding goals. For every parent and baby pair I work with, my focus is on creating an individualized plan
that helps make breastfeeding work for them, even after a rocky start.
Home visits available in New York and New Jersey.
20 years experience. I serve Westchester, Connecticut, NYC and Brooklyn. I am here to work with all families through their breastfeeding challenges. My approach is holistic and an evidence based plan of care for the best outcome.
I can identify all oral ties including posterior, and identify structural issues. I work with all ages, birth into toddlerhood. I offer home visits including evening and weekends. I am certified in generic motor skills and exercises, which help with post procedure care. I also have a list of referrals for CST and osteopaths if needed. I am in-network with Aetna, and will supply super for all out-of-network patients.
Eleven years of lactation experience both hospital and private practice. This adds to her 30 years of experience in education and parent/child psychology. Is a mentor to IBCLC interns as well as offers support from her team of independent contractors.
I have a passion for educating and working with mothers and their support people so that their babies have the best outcome regardless of feeding decisions. My goal is to provide families with evidence-based information to make informed decisions that work best for them. I offer loving support, respect to all families and believe that each mother deserves to make her own choices, while being treated with kindness and assist to meet her breastfeeding goals.
I am a registered nurse and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant as well as a childbirth educator. I am a graduate of New York University's College of Nursing. I have been working in maternal-child health since graduating from nursing school. I have worked with mothers and babies in the antepartum, labor and delivery, postpartum, neonatal intensive care units and also providing breastfeeding support at home.
I am a mother of two wonderful children, whom I breastfed but with many struggles and these experiences have shaped my practice.
A former employment attorney, Sara D. Newman left the law after the birth of her first child in order to help other women through the transition to motherhood. Since forming D is for Doula, Sara has worked with parents to assist them in infant feeding issues and provide them with guidance and support.
Sara believes that the most important part of her job is to empower parents to feel confident in their parenting choices. She has experience working with transgender, same sex, and polyamorous families and is adept at addressing their particular concerns, including induced lactation and chest-feeding.
Sara is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC)
in addition to being a Postpartum Certified Doula with DONA. An experienced dog trainer and activist in the animal rescue community, Sara leads seminars on introducing established pets to a new baby in the home and helps parents to prevent jealousy between the canine and human babies. She has also used her knowledge of the law to assist women in making the transition back to work or in negotiating a change in working conditions. She is proficient in American Sign Language.
Dana Hilsenrath was drawn to lactation work after the birth of her twin boys and her own challenges with breastfeeding. She became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in order to provide families with the evidence-based, judgement-free support to they need to realize their own breastfeeding goals. Dana's philosophy is that all families deserve to make an informed decision as to what their ideal breastfeeding journey entails. She recognizes that this will differ from person to person, baby to baby, and family to family. Through her private practice, Westchester Lactation, Dana is proud to provide in-home breastfeeding support to families in Westchester, lower Fairfield, and Bronx counties.
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