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.
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 Hudson, Bergen, and Passaic County, NJ and have an office in River Edge, NJ. I’ll also go to lower Westchester county, Staten Island, and parts of Manhattan.
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 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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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
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.
Tamara earned her bachelorette nursing degree at New York University and master's nursing degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Tamara began her career in obstetrical nursing and perinatal education in 1999. She then went on to become certified as a labor support specialist, Lamaze instructor, lactation consultant, and a holistic health counselor certified through the Association of Drugless Practitioners and Institute of Integrative Nutrition.Tamara brings her experience working at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center, NYU-Langone Medical Center, and Elizabeth Seton Childbearing Center, a free standing birthing center, to help women navigate through the maze of holistic options and medical choices to have a empowering birth experience and feel confident taking care of their babies. She is dedicated to help mothers succeed with breastfeeding in her holistic lactation/breastfeeding consulting practice.