I am an IBCLC providing home visits in Northern NJ, Manhattan, and Brooklyn with years of experience as a birth and postpartum doula, hospital lactation specialist, prenatal yoga teacher and La Leche League Leader. I hold an MA in Creative Arts Therapy/Applied Psychology from NYU.
Loving and evidence-based support in the comfort of your own home. During our in-depth consultation,I will work with you and your baby to meet your goals. I am available after our visit for continued support. I also offer in home private prenatal breastfeeding classes tailored to your needs.
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.
Sarah was inspired to become a Lactation Consultant after she experienced her own breastfeeding challenges. In order to become a Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Sarah trained under Freda Rosenfeld and other well known lactation consultants in New York. Sarah taught group classes and was responsible helping the new moms at Long Island College Hospital in downtown Brooklyn 2010-2012. In July 2012 she took the International Board Of Lactation Examination. My aim is to help moms achieve their breastfeeding goals.
Originally from Melbourne Australia, Sarah moved to Brooklyn, New York in 2007. She has two children, Ella and Tzvi. Ella was breastfeed until 5 months old when Sarah had the realization her milk was diminishing. Two weeks later she found out she was expecting her second child . Tzvi was exclusively breastfeed until 2 years old (solids introduced when Tzvi showed signs). With this experience Sarah understands the challenges of exclusively breastfeed babies as well as bottle and breastfeed.
Currently Sarah has her own thriving private practice in Brooklyn, New York. Offering one on one consultations, childbirth classes and prenatal breastfeeding classes. She is currently accepting new AETNA patients for in-office visits.
Eden is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in private practice in New York City. She also works with breastfeeding families through New York City's Newborn Home Visiting Program and the New York City Department of Health Employee Lactation Program.
During her training, Eden participated in the Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Lactation Internship program and was supervised by some of New York City’s most experienced lactation consultants. Eden is also a certified cooperative childbirth educator (CEA/MNY) and DONA-certified labor support doula. She completed the Midwifery Assistant Training with Ina May Gaskin at The Farm and in 2010, traveled to Senegal to volunteer in a maternity clinic.
Eden offers personalized private home consultations to help families overcome breastfeeding difficulties and help them reach their breastfeeding goals. She also teaches evidence-based breastfeeding classes, as well as childbirth education classes.
Meredith Fein Lichtenberg is a registered international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC-RLC), a certified childbirth educator (CCCE - CEA/MNY), parenting educator and non-fiction writer. She does home visits in Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn, teaches prenatal classes and postnatal groups for new moms, and facilitates workshops for large corporations on work-life, parenthood, executive coaching, and lactation issues.
She served on the Board of Directors of the Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York for over ten years. Meredith has taught at Pregnancy & Parenting, City Births, Realbirth, Tribeca Workshop, and Gumbo, as well as privately all over Manhattan. She has guest-lectured for the Sexy Moms Series through Choices in Childbirth, and advised on From The Hips (Odes & Morris, Three Rivers Press 2006), and she privately mentors students who are becoming doulas and childbirth educators. Her essays about parenting have appeared in The Washington Post, Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers; The Mom Egg; Huffington Post; Full-Grown People, and elsewhere.
Her focus is women’s changing identities through the childbirth years. Meredith received her B.A., magna cum laude, from The University of Pennsylvania, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an editor of the Law Review. She left the private practice of law in 2002 to begin working with new mothers. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and children.
Home visits, prenatal group and private classes, parenting workshops, corporate lactation and executive coaching. Note: I provide comprehensive lactation services for any patient of the Day Program at The Motherhood Center who requests a session.
Heather McFadden is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and proud member of the New York Lactation Consultant's Association (NYLCA). She has a published article in the Clinical Lactation Journal and has been consulted by Parent's Magazine. She moved to New York City to pursue a career in theater and dance. After performing all over the world as well as on Broadway, she decided to seek a vocation more conducive to raising a family.
Breastfeeding was a challenge with both of her children. With the help of a skilled lactation consultant and La Leche League she was able to overcome the difficulties and continued breastfeeding beyond her original goals. Her experience was life changing. As more of her friends began having children and sought her advice regarding breastfeeding, Heather noticed a growing passion. She loved helping new moms and babies. She began attending conferences, workshops and courses and eventually pursued the mentoring pathway to become an IBCLC. She completed her internship from The Breastfeeding Center of Manhattan at Beth Israel Hospital where she assisted moms and babies in the mother/baby unit and NICU.
Offers Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes, Home Visits, Group Clinics
Supporting breastfeeding women, newborns and their families since 1980. Board Certified IBCLC & Mt Sinai West's primary Newborn Care/Feeding Educator since 2009. In private practice providing extended home consults in every part of Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, the Rockaways & beyond. Preventing & resolving feeding & newborn contentment issues. Demystifying babies for their parents during decades of experience with thousands of newborns as a DONA certified postpartum doula. Sessions enriched with teaching of Newborn KnowHow - essential "baby wrangling" skills that give parents the ability & confidence to enjoy the mutual calm babies prefer and parents dream of.
In addition to home consults in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens & the Rockaways, several times a month I teach a 4 hour prenatal baby care/feeding class at Mt Sinai West through the Parent Family Education Dept. This fun, in-depth class includes techniques to guaranty breastfeeding ease, a taste of Newborn KnowHow-how to hold, handle & hang out with your baby in peace and ease.
I started my international career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1980. This opportunity enabled me to go on to work in over 33 countries in Africa, South-East Asia, and South America. I was privileged to be appointed the Director of Nutrition for Helen Keller International for many years and to consult for the United Nations Children’s Fund, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the International Red Cross. Since the foundation of good nutrition starts with breastfeeding, it was a major component of many nutrition programs that I advised or developed.
My education includes a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from the University of Washington, a Master of Health Science in International Health from the Johns Hopkins University School Hygiene and Public Health, and a Doctor of Philosophy from Cornell University’s Division of Nutritional Sciences.
Despite all my education, when my son was born in 1999, I needed a lactation consultant. My experience made me realize that many parents in Manhattan have less support for breastfeeding than parents in the developing areas where I previously worked. This prompted me to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. After I became board certified in 2002, I established my own private practice and have complemented home visits with group clinics that offer affordable clinical care in group settings.
One of the most important things that I have learned from years of watching parents with their babies is that there is not just one "perfect way" to parent, there are many acceptable ways to parent. Every feeding relationship between a parent and infant is unique and deserves a customized approach. So whether it is a home visit or a group clinic, I provide individually tailored suggestions to parents as they learn what works best for them as they develop healthy feeding relationships with their babies.I also enjoy presenting at international conferences and webinars and offering local workshops on how lactation consultants can use growth charts and test weighing in ways that enhance infant feeding. Since networking is key to developing a cadre of solidly trained lactation consultants I also devoted seven years as a volunteer on the Executive Board for the New York Lactation Consultant Association. Currently, I am enjoying working with trainees whose enthusiasm and passion will further enhance compassionate and customized care for parents who wish to improve their infant feeding experiences. My son just recently left the nest for college in upstate New York while my husband and I live in Manhattan.
Tanya Wills is a graduate of the midwifery program at Yale School of Nursing, where she received her Master of Science in Nursing and also earned her R.N. (Registered Nurse). She is a nationally Certified Nurse-Midwife, licensed in NY and NJ. She is also a Women's Healthcare Nurse Practitioner, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Certified Childbirth Educator, and a CPR instructor with the American Heart Association.
A former actress, Tanya was drawn to this work after the powerful birth of her son, Milo, in 2008. She completed her initial birth and postpartum doula training with Debra Pascali-Bonaro through DONA, International. She went on to complete her holistic doula training with Whapio Diane Bartlett through The Matrona deepening her capacity to nurture and connect with couples and their babies while reaffirming her belief in a mother’s instinctual knowledge of how to birth and care for her child.
Tanya obtained her Certified Lactation Counselor credential in 2010 through Healthy Children's Center for Breastfeeding enabling her to provide evidence-based information and support to breastfeeding women and received additional training while at Yale with Julie Bouchet-Horwitz at Hudson Valley Breastfeeding as an IBCLC candidate. She trained as a midwife's assistant with Ina May Gaskin and other midwives at The Farm. With a background in theatre, she brings warmth and a sense of humor to her classes and clients. Now a mother of two, Tanya balances her time working with pregnant folks, their partners, and their babies with her own midwifery and lactation work, teaching, and learning from people who are in the process of giving birth and parenting. "I feel so privileged to be doing this important work."Tanya practices as a midwife and lactation consultant in private practice at Manhattan Birth.
Jennifer graduated from Binghamton University with a BA in Psychology and earned her Masters of Social Work at Columbia University, with a concentration in Family and Children Services. She has extensive experience working with children and families helping them to overcome trauma and developing tools for their future.
I make home visits in Bergen County, NJ and have an office in River Edge, NJ.
Tova graduated from Pace University with a BA in English. While breastfeeding her youngest child, she read The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding and discovered how much she didn’t know while nursing her older kids. Tova has been dedicated to helping mothers and babies breastfeed ever since. She volunteered with an international breastfeeding peer support organization and became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant to help even more families enjoy a healthy, happy beginning.
Offers Home visits with scale; prenatal breastfeeding class at the Brooklyn Birthing Center.
I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. I work with new parents in New York City and Westchester, up through the Mid-Hudson Valley. As a mother of three, I understand the challenges facing new parents.
I offer reliable, non-judgmental support for all types of families and infant feeding scenarios. I want to help you to reach your goals. I am a member of ILCA, USLCA, NYLCA and IATP.
My office is located at 134 W 26th St, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001.
I’ve been a Registered Nurse for 18 years, with a background in Labor and Delivery. I became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2014, and I now work exclusively as a Lactation Consultant in both the hospital and private practice setting.
I grew up a proud Navy Brat and have lived in many places, but I currently call Harlem, NYC home. I love to travel, especially if it means visiting my family in Hawaii, which I do as often as I can!
Living in New York City and traveling the world means I’ve pretty much seen it all—and it’s all good with me! I love working with ALL kinds of families to provide support for breastfeeding / chestfeeding, with an open mind and a big heart. I very much look forward to meeting you and working with your family!
I am Crystal Alexander, RN IBCLC RLC CCE.I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and a member of the United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA) and the New York Lactation Consultant Association (NYLCA)I am the proud owner of Maternal Love Lactation, my Private Practice where I assist mothers and babies to breastfeed in the comfort of their own home.I graduated from Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. I also work at the Mount Sinai Hospital where I teach breastfeeding classes to mothers on the postpartum units and NICU. I have have been a registered professional nurse for 26 years, but my passion is breastfeeding. I was recognized in 2016 when I won the award for Clinical Excellence in Women’s and Children's services. I am a wife of 25 years and mother to two sons now 22 and 20, who I breastfed successfully. I also volunteer as a breastfeeding instructor to expectant Mount Sinai employees.
Leigh Anne O’Connor is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant with two decades of experience working with breastfeeding families. She is the past President of New York Lactation Consultant Association (NYLCA), a member of International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA) and a past member of the Bank Street Head Start Health Advisory Board. She has been an accredited La Leche League Leader since 1997.
Leigh Anne lectures for professional organizations, consults with companies to set up Corporate Lactation programs, teaches breastfeeding classes, leads support groups, and sees private clients all over New York City. Additionally she coaches parents on a variety of topics. Leigh Anne also is available as an expert witness for legal cases involving breastfeeding.
Leigh Anne has appeared on television, radio and in documentaries internationally as an expert and advocate for breastfeeding, promoting its importance as a health issue for babies, mothers, families and society at large. Most recently she appeared on Fox New York, Bravo's Pregnant in Heels and CNN's John King USA, The Doctors, TLC’s Bringing Home Baby and is seen regularly on the Newborn Channel. Other appearances include: Montel and Runway Moms on Discovery Health, Good Morning America, WCBS News and WOR radio.
Leigh Anne has written many essays on parenting and breastfeeding at www.MamaMilkandMe.com and at Bundoo.com. Leigh Anne lives in New York City with her husband, Rob, and their three children.
As an IBCLC in private practice, I provide home visits for lactation support for breastfeeding and chestfeeding families. My care is client-centered, aimed at identifying my client’s goals while providing up-to-date information and recommendations on infant feeding and nutrition, and your own nutrition during lactation. I value the individual lived experiences that my clients bring to parenting, and I always meet my clients where they are.
I spend 1.5 hours with you and your baby, and will do a complete assessment and create a written management plan to help you meet your breastfeeding goals. Discounts available for multiple visits if you don't have Aetna insurance.
I am a Registered Nurse, with a Doctorate in Nursing, and Board Certifications as a Lactation Consultant, Childbirth Educator, and as an Infant Massage Instructor. My knowledge and experience allows me to provide a unique blend of skilled, professional, comprehensive, and compassionate care to mothers, fathers/partners and their newborns.
For more than 30 years, I have been able to develop highly personalized intervention and achieve successful and satisfying breastfeeding experiences. My specific areas of focus include premature infants, multiples, low milk supply, and suck difficulties. In addition, I have extensive experience both as a major hospital-based and private lactation consultant in the NY metropolitan area, and I have been published extensively and featured in both print media and television.
Comprehensive lactation consultation with extensive experience helping parents of babies that need extra help learning how to suck well and families that have to manage low milk supply.
Office visits: 16 South Gate road, Great Neck, NY, 11023
I'm a certified IBCLC in private practice and live in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn with my husband and 2 sons. I provide personalized, in-home breastfeeding support to families seeking a lactation consultant to achieve their breastfeeding goals. I’ve supported mothers with low milk supply, oversupply, nipple and breast pain, mastitis, and back to work concerns among other breastfeeding concerns. To keep up-to-date in my field, I am a member of New York Lactation Consultants Association (NYLCA), International Lactation Consultat Association (ILCA), and United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA) and attend conferences and webinars.
Offering: Home or Office Visits within Brooklyn Breastfeeding Support Clinic (out-of-network)
Kate is a compassionate and knowledgeable IBCLC trained in the Oral Habilitation of the Breastfeeding Dyad. She offers care specializing in supporting families whose babies have tethered oral tissues (tongue tie), structural issues, low milk supply, over supply, adoptive breast/chestfeeding, slow weight gain, multiple births, breastfeeding after reduction or breast surgery, plugged ducts/mastitis, latch and positioning issues- among other various lactation challenges. Offering weekly breastfeeding support group. Kate is an inclusive practitioner and proudly serves all families looking for assistance with infant feeding.
Office location: 411 DeGraw St. Brooklyn, NY 11217
Nikki Katsuki, CLC, IBCLC, RLC
NIKKI (Naoko) KATSUKI, BS, IBCLC, RLC, CLC is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in Queens NY. After receiving her B.S. degree in nutrition and food science from Hunter College, City University of New York, she counseled culturally diverse participants for many years as a lactation counselor and nutritionist at WIC (Women, Infants and Children), the program of lactation and nutrition support for prenatal and postpartum women, babies and small children. She passed the advanced exam of IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) in 2009, and at almost same time, she became the CENTER MANAGER of the same program in Astoria, New York. In 2010, Nikki fulfilled her dream to have her own practice and established VITAL CHOICE INC. and still went through a mentorship of private lactation consultation by Ms. Susan E. Burger (IBCLC, PhD), the one of the most experienced and well known private lactation consultants in New York. As a private lactation consultant, she continues to provide breastfeeding support through postpartum lactation home/office visit, and also has been an Aetna participating lactation consultant since 2014. She lives in Queens, New York, and is a mother of a daughter.
Assessment & guidance: to obtain medical and breastfeeding history of mother and baby, latching and positioning observance and assistance, analysis of breastfeeding problems without judgement, oral guidance for improvement. And also Medela medical baby scale will be brought to accurately measure out baby's milk intake amount from mother's each breast. Lactation care plan: from this assessment, Nikki and mother will create a written plan to follow so that mother can meet her breastfeeding goals.
Allison Walsh IBCLC, LCCE, FACCE is a lactation consultant, childbirth educator and postpartum doula in private practice in New York City. She has been active in the birth and parenting world since 1999, and is the mother of three children. Allison has volunteered as a La Leche League Leader since 2001. She serves on the New York City Breastfeeding Leadership Council, the Lamaze International Certification Council, co-directs the NYC Lamaze Childbirth Educator Program, and is one of Lamaze's representatives to the United State Breastfeeding Committee. After working for 15 years in NYC hospitals, Allison loves providing in-home care to new families. She has a passion for helping new parents build confidence by providing respectful and supportive care. For parents looking for a relaxed and practical IBCLC with a sense of humor, Allison might be the right match for you!
I was inspired to become a Lactation Consultant after I experienced my own breastfeeding challenges. In order to become a Board Certified Lactation Consultant, I trained at Beth Israel Hospital, the RealBirth Center and Mother-Baby Wellcare. I teach classes in breastfeeding and newborn care in NYC , and I am a lactation consultant with Beth Israel Hospital. I have a BA in Public Health & Media from CUNY.
Shakima Wiggins is proud and grateful to work within the communities she grew up in, as a Nurse Midwife, lactation consultant and childbirth educator. Shakima completed her advanced Certificate in Midwifery and Master of Science in Nurse-Midwifery through the joint program administered by SUNY Downstate’s Colleges of Nursing and Health Related Professions. She works for the Nurse Family Partnership, a national program aimed at helping mothers, children and families achieve optimal birth and child-development outcomes. Shakima has extensive experience as a home visiting health care professional and is currently working on developing a program that would use social media as a teaching and social support platform to assist women with lactation. Shakima's knowledge base is vast and varied, she is also honest and dedicated to her work and to continuous learning within her professional field. Her clients stand to benefit from this.
I offer a weekly support group using the Chocolate Milk Cafe model, developed for women/families who self-identify as being of African American and/or Black background. Scale and hands on assistance available before and/or after group sessions. NOT OFFERING INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATIONS AT THIS TIME.
Sara-Chana Silverstein has been working with breastfeeding women for the past 25 years. She specializes in cracked nipples, wound repair, pre-mature babies, babies with birth injuries, chronic yeast, too much milk production and failure to thrive babies. She is also a Master Herbalist and Classical Homeopath helping to guide women with physical challenges common to women during their birthing years. As a fertility specialist she has helped hundreds of women become mothers. She guest lectures at Medical schools,a keynote speaker and appears on TV shows across the country for ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX News shows and is the author of the book MOODTOPIA-Tame your moods, De-Stress and find Balance using herbal remedies & Essential oils. She is wise, honest and thorough.
Give me a willing mom, a breast, and a hungry baby and we can make it work! Just a little patience and compassion and the NURSING-COUPLE will be born!
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.
With a genuine passion and love for babies and breastfeeding, Olga Kun has helped hundreds of mothers and their families from all over the world in both her private practice and 26 years with a pediatric practice.
Olga is dedicated to supporting and educating on all issues that may occur during the breastfeeding period. She will work with you to come up with the plan that bests fits your lifestyle,preferences and wishes. Should medical issues arise, Olga will direct the mother and family to the appropriate treatment and care.
Olga has 2 children and 5 grandchildren (photographed on this very site!), all of whom were breastfed. She loves reading, traveling, and spending time with her growing family.
Sorayya is a Board Certified Lactation Consultant and student midwife at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. After the life-changing births of her own babies, she began a career in birth work as a labor doula. She soon realized that she wanted to provide a broader scope of care for her clients and decided to pursue the IBCLC certification. Her training began in private practice and expanded into hospital work where she studied under an amazing group of experienced lactation consultants at Mt Sinai-Beth Israel Hospital.
Sorayya is in constant awe of the innate power of women to grow, birth and breastfeed their babies and the wisdom they gain through their experiences. She feels grateful to be a part of their journey into parenthood.
I am an IBCLC providing in home support to families trying to reach their breastfeeding goals. I bring my experience as an educator, Licensed Massage Therapist, and breastfeeding mother to offer a full range of support.
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.
Beverley Rae has helped thousands of new mothers to breastfeed their babies successfully.
Her 25+ years of experience as a board certified lactation consultant began with nursing her own five children. She is a former president of the International Lactation Consultant Association.
Her breastfeeding guide, Breastfeeding Central, was rated a best breastfeeding app by Parents Magazine and can be downloaded from the App Store for immediate help.
As a social worker at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Beverley led parenting groups and provided individual and family therapy in the division of child and adolescent psychiatry at Cohen Children’s Medical Center.
In addition to her clinical experience, she was an adjunct professor at Adelphi University where she taught Human Sexuality in the School of Social Work.
Beverley graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Adelphi University.
Office visits, home visits, prenatal classes, breastfeeding support group, breast pump rentals. For immediate breastfeeding help, download Beverley Rae's app Breastfeeding Central from the App Store.
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.
I offer visits in my Ditmas Park Brooklyn office (with a scale) and home visits in much of Brooklyn and Manhattan Visit fees include follow up phone calls or emails over the next few days to tinker and improve the nursing experience.
As far back as I can remember, I have been drawn to supporting families. After college, I spent a decade working with families with special-needs children in Massachusetts. In 2002, I had the immense privilege of attending the birth of my friend's daughter, which propelled me to become a doula (birth coach). That experience led me to nursing school at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn and a career as a postpartum/mother-baby Registered Nurse.
Witnessing women transform into mothers, often without the necessary support system at home, inspired me to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. My own journey of breastfeeding my children, as well as the challenges we faced, significantly shaped my approach to helping new mothers. I currently work in a Manhattan hospital as a Lactation Consultant and postpartum nurse in addition to my private practice.
I am passionate about women feeling confident about feeding their babies. My hope is that mothers find breastfeeding to be an enjoyable way to learn about and connect with their babies. I believe that no matter how you feed your baby, it can be a nurturing experience for the whole family. I live in the Ditmas Park neighborhood of Brooklyn with my wife and two children, along with Bailey the dog, who still hasn’t determined if the new baby is friend or foe, and Samson the cat, who only occasionally steps on the baby while he’s breastfeeding.
– A Certified Nurse Midwife and Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) located in New York City, who has been assisting new families to breastfeed for over thirty years.
-An experienced educator, former coordinator of a hospital “Baby Friendly” initiative.
-Recognized as an expert in the treatment of TOTs, with successful protocols developed and implemented in her private practice.
-A founding member of ICAP (International Consortium of Oral Ankylofrenula Professionals), the leading professional organization of tongue and lip tie; Lisa presented her protocols and “team” approach at their international inaugural conference.
-Best-selling author of "It Shouldn’t Hurt to Nurse Your Baby: Breastfeeding solutions for the six most common causes of painful nipples"
Margot Hodes considers it a privilege to play a small role in each expectant family’s big journey into parenthood. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Certified Cooperative Childbirth Educator (CCCE), Full Spectrum Doula and Certified Health Education Specialist. She received her Ed.D. in Health Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and taught as an adjunct faculty member there for many years. She also has her Masters in Counseling from New York University and has worked in schools, community health centers and other non-profit agencies with parents, families and adolescents toward their goals of achieving healthier living. Margot is a board member of CEA/MNY (the Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan New York) and volunteers her time for the Doula Project. Margot teaches Childbirth Education, Breastfeeding Preparation and Newborn Care classes privately and for Stork and Cradle and Pregnancy and Parenting. She also teachers Jewish Baby 101, a class for expectant parents who are planning to raise a Jewish child, at the Town and Village (T&V) Synagogue along with the synagogue clergy. She also runs a biweekly breastfeeding support group at T&V.
When she’s not doing home visits for lactation support or teaching classes, Margot enjoys yoga, watching Project Runway, and discovering the ever- expanding variety of food options on the Lower East Side, where she lives with her husband and two sons. She is also a reluctant Star Trek fan.
Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in privateCatherine is particularly interested in helping moms and babies breastfeed when they have medical challenges. She speaks to healthcare professionals around the world on assisting breastfeeding babies with anatomical, genetic or neurological problems. Her presentations and her writing feature her clinical photographs, which have also been published widely. Her team has just wrapped up a research project using ultrasound to examine tongue movements of babies with tongue-tie before and after frenotomy (office treatment) and is preparing to publish. Her current project looks at coordination of swallowing and breathing in babies with posterior tongue-tie. She is the author of Selecting and Using Breastfeeding Tools: Improving Care and Outcomes (Hale 2009) and Supporting Sucking Skills in Breastfeeding Infants (Jones and Bartlett Publishers 2008, 2nd edition Jones and Bartlett Publishers 2013) as well as professional journal articles. Catherine is still an active La Leche League Leader and runs a monthly toddler meeting in Queens as well as an online group. Catherine currently serves as Associate Editor for the United States Lactation Consultant Association journal Clinical Lactation. Her own two offspring (who were of course breastfed!) are a seminarian and a registered nurse.
Experienced working with families affected by Down Syndrome, Clefts and Respiratory Issues.
Chaya graduated from Kingsborough School of Nursing. Her dedication to helping families started while working in a private practice pediatric office. Her passion for breastfeeding began with the birth of her first son. Chaya enjoys being able to support and help breastfeeding families meet their goals as a La Leche League Leader and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Stephanie Heintzeler is a German educated midwife and acupuncturist as well as US-educated doula, Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Stephanie supports women during all kinds of births and post partum- whether her clients choose a hospital birth, birthing center or home birth; she wants them to follow their own intuition about which birth place feels best. This continues for the postpartum phase. Stephanie has been taking care of breastfeeding mothers since 1996 and completed trainings both in Germany and US.
With her midwifery-experience her clients feel taken care of from a holistic and down-to-earth perspective. Stephanie wants to make sure her clients get the best out of a lactation visit- there is no pressure to nurse if it doesn't agree with the mother. There is no pressure to follow a plan that doesn't make sense for this specific family. Whether someone would like to exclusively breastfeed, mix with formula or pumped breastmilk, feed with bottle only, is interested in induced lactation (LGBTQ-families or adopting parents), caring for a preemie, sick baby or twins, whether someone is a single parent or nursing toddlers together with the newborn- Stephanie is here to make this process easier and give guidance to the new family during the precious time.
Stephanie is the owner of "The New York Baby" where she puts expecting parents/mothers in touch with doulas and baby nurses.
Heather Kelly is a Board Certified Lactation Consultant in New York City. She is the mother of four children, and runs a weekly support group at the 92 Street Y on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. She recently completed a book on breastfeeding, whose content can be found at www.bravadohelps.com
Stephanie Cleary, IBCLC, LLLL, RLC
Stephanie Cleary is passionate about helping families. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) providing office and home visits to families in Greenwich, CT and surrounding communities. She finds great joy in providing breastfeeding support to mothers and their babies.
Stephanie lives in Greenwich, CT with her husband and two daughters. Her understanding of breastfeeding is enhanced by having breastfed her own children and the positive experience she and her children shared.
Kathleen Waldow has been a registered nurse since 1981 and a board certified lactation consultant since 2001. She has worked in the areas of critical care, labor and delivery and postpartum nursery. She and her husband Steve have raised four beautiful children. She became aware of her passion for working with breastfeeding mothers thirty three years ago when she and a good friend each experienced disappointing birth experiences which were then followed by painful breastfeeding. She eventually became a La Leche League Leader where for twenty-four years she accompanied mothers as they walked the sometimes rocky path of new mothering through breastfeeding.
She presents at breastfeeding/parenting conferences on the topics of normal breastfeeding and effective communication. In 2008 she transitioned from part-time, intermittent hospital employment to her private lactation practice: Perpetua Lactation.The mission of her practice is to enable mothers to breastfeed through accurate information, effective communication, and ongoing support.Her personal vision is a world where motherhood is valued and all mothers are able to meet their personal breastfeeding goals. She facilitates a monthly breastfeeding support group and a weekly breastfeeding clinic in addition to her private lactation consulting practice. She teaches breastfeeding and infant care classes at NYU Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, NY.
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.
Mary Lou Moramarco IBCLC RLC has been supporting breastfeeding families for over 2 decades. She has honed a unique set of skills balanced with a sense of humor to deliver clinical care with compassion and a smile She regularly attends workshops and other continuing education opportunities to stay current in evidence based care for New York's breastfeeding families.
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.
Natalie Rachmanov has been practicing medicine since 2013 as a Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C). She then became a mom in 2016 when her love for lacation and supporting breastfeeding babies developed. She completed an internship in Jamaica Hospital in lactation studies, trained by renowned professionals, became a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) in 2018, and then went on to become an international Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
Currently, Natalie works as ENT PA-C in a hospital setting, as well as provides home visits for lacation support in private practice. She’s currently working alongside Annie Frisbie from City Lactation. Natalie provides evidence based, client-centered, compassionate lactation support for her all her clients.
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Aliza is an international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), certified lactation counselor (CLC), as well as, a certified breastfeeding specialist (CBS). She is continuing her education with GOLD lactation conferences, and is a member of both the International Lactation Consultant Association and the New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition.
Aliza has a thriving private practice doing home visits. She also works at Hoboken and Christ Hospital, at Breastfeeding Medicine of NJ with Dr. Amy Schecter and at WIC as a Lactation Consultant. Aliza also teaches prenatal breastfeeding classes in a group setting or privately. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, three children, and two dogs. She is fluent in Spanish.
Specific counties in NJ: Essex, Hudson, Bergen, Morris