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Found 16 Pros in New York, NY, USA | Lactation support
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Oge Emetarom

Brooklyn, NY

3 reviews • 99 families supported • 5 years experience

3 reviews • 99 families supported • 5 years experience

As a birth doula, I focus on mindfulness, movement and breath with emphasis on helping birthing folks tap into their innate abilities while keeping them well-informed with evidence-based information. With a nurturing and empathetic spirit, I’m able to be adaptive to each birth. I’m forever grateful for the honor folks bestow upon me to be a part of their birth story. I’m able to offer parts of who I am, while trusting my intuition, protecting the surrounding energy, and helping to create an environment for a powerful transition. Birthwork is a part of all of our shared history. Throughout time, the practice of birthing humans being surrounded and supported by others during this sacred moment is archetypal. As a certified doula, lactation counselor, meditation guide and breathwork facilitator, I continue that lineage by providing support during labor and birth with communication, guided meditation, movement, music, massages, aromatherapy, and most importantly — love. Outside of the birthing world, I am a multi-passionate creative. In all aspects of my adult life, I have found myself creating space for others. Whether it was planning and managing corporate and creative events; hosting a party; or teaching a dance class where everyone felt free to move without judgement, I have always sought to deliver intentional energy, presence and joy to all my interpersonal interactions. I enjoy music, dancing, cooking, photography (architecture, style, and portraits), and writing.

Care philosophy

My intention is to help support you with the birth YOU desire. Let’s breathe deep, move freely, and surrender to the process together.

Areas served

  • Brooklyn
  • NYC
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • New England
  • Queens
  • Connecticut
  • Manhattan
  • Upstate

Reviews

  • Caitlin
    August 9, 2022 at 10:57 am | Client review

    Oge was an essential member of our team. She helped me and my partner feel safe and in control, and offered hands on support in a compassionate and deliberate manner.

    Because of Oge’s knowledge, experience, and bedside manner, our daughter’s birth felt empowering and transformative. We were so lucky to have her by our side.

    I’ve recommended her to every pregnant friend and will continue to do so until the end of time. She’s family.

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Caryne Jean Michel

Brooklyn, NY

3 reviews • 200 families supported • 12 years experience

3 reviews • 200 families supported • 12 years experience

I started as a birth doula and lactation counselor. Now I am focusing on my private practice as an IBCLC. I am proud to work with a diverse population of families and to share my passion for empowering new families

Care philosophy

Aim to empower, enable and equip client to make informed decisions towards safe pregnancy, birth, postpartum, lactation journey, well women GYN, Family Planning,

Areas served

  • Brooklyn, Queens

Reviews

  • Esther
    June 30, 2022 at 11:16 am | Peer review

    Caryne is very professional, detailed oriented and she provides excellent service to all clients. Caryne is very compassionate about what she does and provides great education

$ flexible
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Tayesha “Ty” Mely

New York, NY

0 reviews • 11 families supported • 9 years experience

0 reviews • 11 families supported • 9 years experience

I have always had a passion for women's health and reproductive rights. As the eldest of 4 children I have acted as my mother’s doula and was present for the birth of my two youngest siblings when I was 15 and 21 years old. Providing support during labor and postpartum is second nature for me. I am also very passionate about the importance of taking charge of our own health and utilizing all the herbal medicines that the Earth provides to us. I love to incorporate herbs into my practice and focus on how our lifestyles and daily routines can impact childbirth and postpartum. I help my clients advocate for themselves, know their birthrights, and offer any form of support they may need. I provide 2-3 prenatal sessions to educate, plan and prepare for birth and postpartum. I stay by my client's side from the start of labor to delivery. And I provide 2-4 postpartum visits (this normally varies on every person's needs). In addition I'm aware that the partner may not always feel included therefore in my sessions I like to encourage both parents to be as involved as possible so everyone has a role in this beautiful journey.

Care philosophy

I believe that birth should be in the hands of the parents. Families have the right to choose how and where they birth. I believe that families should receive full on evidence based information. I like to make sure that my clients are as educated as possible in regards to what's happening in their bodies as well as their birthing rights. I provide unbiased and genuine support to all.

Areas served

  • Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn
$ flexible
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Nicole Pedraza

The Bronx, NY

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 10 years experience

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 10 years experience

I offer a practice that blends allopathy with naturopathy, as I believe it yields the best results for family as a whole. I offer education, materials, training, education, and light housekeeping as well as newborn care through the night.

Care philosophy

Do no harm. Protect and nurture the family unit at all costs. That’s my mantra. I treat each patient’s care as if if were my own, or my kins. Each baby is as important to me as my own child. Education married to empathy creates change we need in the world.

Areas served

  • Bronx
  • Manhattan
  • Queens
  • Brooklyn
  • Westchester
$ flexible
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Connie Castanzo

New York, NY

1 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

1 reviews • 1 families supported • 1 years experience

I’m Connie, the doula behind My Doula Connie Care and my focus, curiosity and endless amazement is within the Postpartum Period, Fourth Trimester. I am certifying my training through Doula Trainings International and have certified as a Lactation Counselor through Birthday Presence. My journey into the doula realm began after the birth of my goddaughter. I have had the honor of witnessing many of my dear friends step into day one of parenthood and it is nothing short of miraculous, joyous and humbling. Postpartum is a time of deep change, transformation and courage. It is a period of time with you and your new born that is so special and unique, deserving of compassion and a sensitive approach. In a society that focuses on pregnancy and birth, however, I have seen first hand how isolating, overwhelming and often times scary, the fourth trimester can be. It was heartbreaking to see my strong, capable, worthy friends doubt their instincts as parents and worse, not know who to turn to for answers and guidance. Postpartum is vulnerability defined. It is challenging and every new parent, even second and third time parents struggle. The struggle is common, but it doesn't have to be. ​ As your postpartum doula I am here for you to lean on. I am those extra pair of hands, your emotional support and practical support. I help you where you need help from day to day so you get the time you need to bond with your baby, rest, and restore your body. I am here to offer guidance, validate choices, nourish you with a home cooked meal and provide the skills you need to fully trust your instincts, and feel confident when facing the new challenges of parenthood. There is no going back before postpartum, there is only through. I’m here to not only help you survive postpartum, but thrive.

Care philosophy

My philosophy is your philosophy. I am not here to tell you what I would do or what you should do, but rather compassionately guide you towards the choices and decisions that are best for you, your baby and family because you FEEL they are.

Areas served

  • Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn

Reviews

  • Melissa
    March 24, 2021 at 12:08 am | Client review

    I am so grateful to have had Connie as part of my postpartum journey. Many people love babies but Connie also genuinely loves mothers. I heartily recommend Connie’s doula services; she was the best postpartum choice I made for my baby & myself. In those first few days home from the hospital I ate several delicious dishes that Connie had prepared, including her heavenly lasagna (it’s the food equivalent of a hug). Whenever Connie comes over for a visit she is always looking to see what I need before I even have a chance to articulate it. Connie really came to our rescue one week when I was hit with a clogged duct, a dramatic drop in my milk supply and my daughter started teething. She was able to offer suggestions on different nursing positions, methods of nipple care & foods to try to get my milk supply back up. Most importantly, she made me feel heard & supported. She reassured me that I was still taking care of my daughter, encouraged me to verbally review the steps I was going to take to address the various issues & she called/texted me over the following days to check-in & make additional suggestions.

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Alison Frauenglass

New York, NY

0 reviews • 6 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 6 families supported • 2 years experience

I provide support, guidance, reassurance, resources, and referrals for your newborn care, infant feeding, and all postpartum needs. The only granola I ascribe to is what I put on my yogurt. I offer comforting, accessible, down to earth, crystal-free care. I provide non-judgmental care -- it is not my place to tell you how to parent. I firmly believe that the best way to support you is to support your parenting choices. I'm there to give you support, stress relief, encouragement, resources, and guidance in order for you to become the expert on your baby.

Care philosophy

Down to earth doulaing means I keep things simple. I’m a "what you see is what you get" kind of person. Someone to take care of you and your needs while you redirect your energy to the constant care of your newborn. I provide all of the care "none of the crystals".

Areas served

  • Brooklyn
  • Manhattan
  • Queens
  • Bronx
$ flexible
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Rachel Andre

Brooklyn, NY

3 reviews • 71 families supported • 4 years experience

3 reviews • 71 families supported • 4 years experience

Birth is a time of transformation. It is one foot in your old world and one foot in this new one. It is beautiful and awe-inspiring. It is fun (yes, FUN!) with lots of laughter and joy. It’s tears and sadness. It’s many things. And it is also work -- hard work -- both mentally and physically. Sometimes our expectations create more discomfort in childbirth and parenting than the actual pains of labor. Expectations are a normal part of the human experience and so my goal is to help guide you through this transformational time, demystifying the process. As a doula, I offer informational, emotional and physical support for the laboring person (and, if they have one, their partner too). I believe it’s about bringing a calm presence and actively listening to the birthing person's values and needs. I am proud to be a companion and honored to be apart of the welcome committee. It’s knowing someone will always be there to fully support you, asses your needs and do everything in their power to make this experience joyous and deeply empowering. When I say, “you’ve got this.” I truly mean and believe it. Birth isn’t just something that happens, it’s something that should be engaged with care and after having my own child, I felt and experienced the importance of continuous emotional and non-medical support that I did not receive from any other care provider throughout my whole entire pregnancy.

Care philosophy

My philosophy is simple; there is no wrong way to birth as long as your choices and decisions through the journey are being heard and respected. In working together, I hope to co-create the vision for how you would like to feel during your pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience. I love helping families move through this time creating confidence in deciding what feels right for them!

Areas served

  • NYC
  • Brooklyn
  • Queens
  • Manhattan

Reviews

  • Alina
    January 8, 2021 at 6:12 am | Client review

    I am very grateful to have had Rachel as my doula. She was with us to prepare and during my labor, and she provided a lot of insight and confidence for us during this most precious and precarious time. Her energy was wonderful and I think she was vital to my positive birth experience.

$ flexible
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Ebonie Tudor

North Babylon, NY

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 20 families supported • 2 years experience

In 2018 I read an article about the increasing black maternal mortality rate in the NY Times. I felt connected to the story since my own pregnancy could have had a dark outcome. At that moment I decided that I wanted to assist humans with their prenatal and postpartum experience, by becoming a doula and receiving my doula certification with Mama Glow. I believe that every expectant human should have a doula, regardless of their family make-up. I am a single mom of one living in New York. I pride myself on being a protector of those I encounter while enforcing the mindset of being gentle with yourself.

Care philosophy

As your doula, I am here to support you and you needs. I will be your champion throughout your pregnancy as well as in the early postpartum period. You will receive emotional support, physical support and comfort measures, education, breastfeeding assistance, and encouragement. We will explore your birth preferences also known as a birth plan. I will advocate for you and help you communicate with

Areas served

  • Long Island (Nassau & Suffolk County)
  • Brooklyn
  • Queens
  • Manhattan
$ flexible
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Lesa Young

New York, NY

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 2 years experience

I am a certified Full-Spectrum Doula through Ancient Song Doula Services and Certified Breastfeeding Counselor (CBC) through Birthday Presence. I'm originally from Nebraska, but moved to New York City after serving in the Peace Corps in West Africa, where I worked on maternal and reproductive health projects in rural villages. I currently provide Doula services primarily in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn. I offer consistent support to you and your family before, during, and after birth through visits and regular check-ins, advocacy and pain management during labor, and can provide additional resources or referrals as needed. As a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor, I provide basic lactation support immediately after birth and/or during in-home visits.

Care philosophy

As a long-time reproductive and birth justice advocate and activist, I came into Doula work wanting to create a positive, confident, and non-judgmental space for women and queer folk in their most intimate and powerful moments. I am here to provide evidence-based resources, comfort, assurance, and practical skills to make your birth and postpartum period as calm and confident as possible

Areas served

  • Manhattan
  • Bronx
  • Brooklyn
$ flexible
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Anne Croudace

Queens, NY

0 reviews • 1100 families supported • 26 years experience

0 reviews • 1100 families supported • 26 years experience

Initially, I meet with prospective clients either in-person or virtually. We discuss your needs and determine if my care is a fit for you. After that, we meet a minimum of 2 more times in person and I work diligently throughout your pregnancy and labor to provide education as well as the knowledge and information you need to prevent complications, as well as make the best choices in your care, at whatever stage/scenario you find yourself. My care includes prenatal sessions, being on-call for your birth, support with that first latch and concludes with postnatal visits including breastfeeding support. If you so choose, I can also assist you with infant sleep solutions as well as postpartum care.

Care philosophy

My support for you is catered to your desires for the journey you're on. I have been caring for families during birth, postpartum and breastfeeding for over 26 years. I currently train doulas internationally and have been doing so for 18 years. I am able to serve my clients with an open heart and open hands because I have such a varied wealth of experience. I believe you and baby can do birth!

Areas served

  • Queens
  • Manhattan
  • Brooklyn
  • Long Island
$ flexible
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Denise Bolds MSW, CD(DONA) CLC

New York, NY

0 reviews • 173 families supported • 6 years experience

0 reviews • 173 families supported • 6 years experience

With 6 years and over 173 births of experience Bold Doula combines her skills as an MSW along with her doula skills to provide empowerment. Bold Doula is trained in HypnoBirthing, Plus Size Birth, Evidence Based®Birth Instructor, Certified Lactation Counselor, Childbirth Educator, Placenta Encapsulation Specialist and more to empower your birth choices and experiences. Hospital birth experience in high risk, Cesarean Sections and inductions.

Care philosophy

Meeting you where you are and supporting you on this wonderful journey called pregnancy and parenthood. Offering you resources and tools of empowerment. Bold Doula supports all birth. Bold Doula provides advocacy, education with mental and physical support.

Areas served

  • Manhattan
  • Bronx
  • Brooklyn
  • Queens
  • Northern NJ
$ flexible
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Claudia Gerbracht

Brooklyn, NY

0 reviews • 30 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 30 families supported • 2 years experience

Birth is the ultimate creative act. I offer my skills in trusting and following intuition, creatively thinking through situations, and being physically connected to the process to support the flow. I love getting to work with my hands in this setting: offering soothing touch, positional shifts and suggestions, and grounding pressure. Just as important are the realities of supporting folks logistically: I protect the intimate circle of labor by managing the rest of the activity as much as possible — making sure folks are fed, hydrated, and informed, and then getting out of the way. I know that being witnessed through this intensity makes a difference. The power of receiving a cool washcloth at the exact right moment is real! A good experience — for birthing person and baby — brings lasting positive shifts that extend outward.

Care philosophy

Hi! I’m Claudia, a full spectrum doula and lactation counselor based in Brooklyn, NY. As a birth doula, I bring a calm and compassionate presence to your pregnancy, labor, and postpartum period. I provide concrete options for physical comfort as well as grounded emotional care, so you can approach these life changes in an environment of support.

Areas served

  • Brooklyn
  • Manhattan
  • Queens
$ flexible
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Maritday Rodriguez

New York, NY

0 reviews • 77 families supported • 9 years experience

0 reviews • 77 families supported • 9 years experience

As a Wholistic Childbirth Consultant, I offer holistic, fertility planning, antenatal herbal consultation, childbirth education, nutritional/breastfeeding guidance as well as birth and postpartum support. Antenatal, Birth and Postpartum packages may include but are not limited to; prenatal visits, on-call support for questions and concerns, monthly email updates, hands-on birth support, and postpartum visits. Childbirth is a transformative event where pregnant women have access to altered states of consciousness that allow them to have an expanded perspective of life and of themselves. This culminates in the birthing process. Realizing that many women desire to be witnessed, rather than managed, in this extraordinary experience. By putting a different spin on what it really means to support and witness a woman and we explore what it means to nurture a mom during her childbearing years.

Care philosophy

Maritday specializes in natural (including VBAC) births whether at home, in birthing centers or within a hospital setting. Her belief is that healthier pregnancies, outcomes & above all healthier babies & families come from a healthy mother who feels supported & encouraged throughout her pregnancy. Her goal is to support a safe & sacred space for a mother’s birthing experience.

Areas served

  • Mid-Hudson Valley- Dutchess, Orange, Ulster County
  • NYC
  • CT
  • MA
  • NJ
  • PA
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AISHA AWADALLAH

New York, NY

0 reviews • 51 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 51 families supported • 2 years experience

My birth doula services include: -One free 30 min. consultation ("meet and greet")- I offer to meet you (and your partner if applicable) at your home or convenient cafe to discuss my services how I can best offer and mold my birth doula support to you and your growing family and provides an opportunity for us to see if we would be a good fit -1-2 prenatal visits (can depend on time of hire or your preferences), our visits allow us the opportunity to develop and strengthen a trusting relationship, discuss your birth plan and/or birth preferences, practice comfort and coping techniques and positions, and to cover any questions you might have about the childbirth process and how to best advocate for your needs with your care provider -Continual email, phone, and text support- from the moment of hire I am available 24/7 to be contacted and provide support in whatever method you prefer -On-call at 37 weeks- this means you'll be super close to your estimated due date! Which also means that as your birth doula I am ready and available to be contacted by you at the start of early labor signs and provide in person support when you decide you would like me to join you for the process. -Continual labor and birth support- I join you at your home and accompany you to the hospital, birth center, or help you prepare for your home birth. I provide consistent and empathetic emotional, physical, and informational support throughout the labor process and birth. -Initial breast feeding and latching support- after birth I stay with you for 1-2 hours and help with initial skin-to-skin contact and help establish a breastfeeding latch if so desired -One post-partum visit- within the first two weeks of your birth I visit your home to help you process your birth experience, check-in on you and the baby, provide resources or references for any additional needed support, and to bring our intimate journey together to a close

Care philosophy

Aisha Awadallah is a DONA trained birth doula, birth assistant and CLC. She believes a doula can provide calming and empathetic support during labor, comforting touch, and continual guidance for those seeking to more efficiently communicate with their chosen care providers. A labor experience in which the individual feels empowered, safe, and physically and emotionally supported is essential.

Areas served

  • Brooklyn
  • Manhattan
  • Queens
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Madeleine Lodge

New York, NY

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

0 reviews • 7 families supported • 1 years experience

I'm a Birth and Postpartum Doula, as well as a Certified Lactation Counselor. I'm also a native New Yorker, a lover of travel, an actress, and a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. My mom was a doula, childbirth educator, and acupuncturist and my dad was a physician, so I grew up with a pretty balanced perspective on holistic vs. medical approaches, and I'm committed to supporting whichever path you take. I have no judgment or agenda for your birth or your parenting style - my job is to support you in your choices and to assist and celebrate you in achieving your goals. The process of becoming a parent (or becoming a parent again!) is a beautiful, amazing, messy, hilarious, humbling thing to bear witness to, and I feel so lucky to get to help people navigate that journey. I care deeply about this work, and I believe in you.

Care philosophy

I believe every birthing person has an inner knowing; I'm passionate about helping you connect to that knowing so your choices during this profound time are truly yours. Whether you need hands-on comfort techniques or someone to hold space for your own internal process, I approach each situation with empathy, grounded emotional support, & the occasional well-timed joke. I'm honored to join you.

Areas served

  • Manhattan
  • Bronx
  • Brooklyn
  • Queens
  • New Jersey
  • Long Island
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Malarie D’Amico

NY

0 reviews • 8 families supported • 2 years experience

0 reviews • 8 families supported • 2 years experience

Prenatal visits for discussing birthing desires and preparation, full birth support, and immediate post partum support to facilitate breast/chestfeeding, skin to skin, and other birthing preferences.

Care philosophy

I’m passionate about supporting birthing individuals in pursuing the birth of their dreams!

Areas served

  • Long Island, NYC

Lactation Consultant: FAQs

A certified lactation consultant is a professional that helps parents address and solve their breastfeeding problems. Many new parents believe that breastfeeding is easy, only to find more obstacles than anticipated. 92% of parents say they are having problems with breastfeeding their new baby within only 3 days.

Nursing doesn’t always come naturally.

Breastfeeding can be overwhelming and all-consuming. A lactation consultant in New York, NY can identify issues such as low milk supply, latching problems, or nipple engorgement. They also offer advice and techniques to help parents understand existing issues, improve how they read their baby’s cues, and feel empowered about breastfeeding despite existing social norms.

Every parent’s journey is unique, and there might be specific challenges or obstacles in your particular situation. The ultimate goal of a lactation consultant is to support parents who choose to breastfeed their children. A lactation consultant in New York, NY can often save parents time and energy, and also give them some peace of mind.

Many mothers also face issues where they cannot breastfeed in the workplace or lack the family support or time to ensure that their child is breastfed correctly. A lactation consultant in New York, NY can also provide a significant amount of moral support, diagnose breastfeeding issues, and solve latching, positioning, and scheduling issues.

To find a lactation specialist in New York, NY, most parents recommend creating a job post on Meela and having uniquely qualified lactation experts near you (in your budget) reach out to you through the Meela app.

You can interview and chat with as many lactation specialists as you wish and hire a lactation consultant with confidence. It is completely free to create a job post on Meela and find a lactation consultant. There are no commitments to hire any of the qualified and expert vetted experts Meela brings you.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Post a job for free: Answer some questions and receive responses from top-rated lactation specialists near you. It takes less than 30 seconds to post your job.
  2. Get your list of lactation consultants: In a few hours, you will have a collection of lactation consultants near you who are qualified to meet your needs. You can compare pricing, experience, and read reviews. You can chat with each lactation specialist to learn more about them.
  3. Hire a lactation consultant with confidence: Schedule virtual or in-person interviews with your top choices. Hire your top lactation specialist and start getting the care you deserve.

To find a lactation consultant, you can also browse the available professionals near you in New York, NY and read reviews, compare pricing, experience and fit. Send the lactation consultants you are interested in a message, introducing yourself and setting up an interview. We recommend reaching out to and interviewing at least three lactation consultants before hiring a lactation specialist near you. After interviewing, hire the most qualified lactation specialist near you and start getting the care you deserve.

The cost of a lactation consultant can vary based on a variety of factors, including their experience, their services, and their skills or specializations. Overall, the average cost of a lactation consultant in New York, NY is $185 per hour based on a survey of 120 lactation specialists in the New York, NY area.

Under the Affordable Care Act, many insurance companies should be covering the cost of lactation services. However, there are a number of factors that determine whether insurance will cover the cost of a certified lactation consultant in New York, NY. You should contact your insurance company for more information.

Here are some factors to consider regarding insurance and your lactation consultant cost:

  • Your insurance provider
  • Your individual health plan
  • The type of lactation specialist
  • The specific service provided

Meela’s network of lactations specialists in New York, NY offer both in-home lactation support sessions or virtual lactation support sessions. Both types of sessions typically last between 1 and 3 hours. In your sessions, your lactation specialist will spend time understanding the issues you are facing and work with you and your baby to diagnose the issues have and also provide specific guidance and hands-on practice and exercises.

Lactation consultants help parents understand the best way to comfortably breastfeed their baby and help them navigate breastfeeding social norms. They can also help reduce stress and anxiety about breastfeeding, or help with specific challenges (such as breastfeeding twins, for example). Other parents might just want emotional support that doesn’t currently exist within their family, workplace, or network or friends.

Certified lactation consultants can also help with specialized issues that may arise with premature children or sick children. A parent may not have thought about breastfeeding help until they notice that their baby isn’t gaining weight properly, and finally realize that they might need some support and knowledge before continuing to breastfeed. On the other hand, some parents might prepare with a lactation consultant months before the baby is born.

Whether you are planning ahead or are thinking about a lactation now that you are having breastfeeding issues or concerns, a lactation consultant can be incredibly helpful and useful for parents.

Lactation counselors in New York, NY can often help parents with breastfeeding and offer breastfeeding advice, training, and troubleshooting. Many of these counselors have taken the CLC exam, or the Certified Lactation Counselor exam. A certified lactation counselor has typically undergone 45 hours of training.

On the other hand, a certified lactation consultant in New York, NY has undergone a specific amount of clinical training hours, which is not a requirement to become a lactation counselor. These lactation consultants are certified by the International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants, as well. A lactation consultant typically has a bachelor’s degree in a health field and has undergone 90 hours of training and has somewhere between 300 and 1,000 hours of experience with parents.

Lactation consultants in New York, NY are often working with other healthcare teams in collaboration with postpartum nurses to ensure that parents understand how to breastfeed their babies. Both lactation consultants and lactation counselors can provide support, develop feeding plans, and offer actionable advice with respect to breastfeeding.

The best approach is for parents to hire a lactation specialist early in their pregnancy so that they can help you prepare both mentally and physically. Parents don’t need to wait until your baby is born to begin thinking about breastfeeding support and education.

Some parents might be anxious about breastfeeding in public or feel like they want access to a breastfeeding expert to help both inform and support them. A lactation consultant in New York, NY can also help young professional parents schedule their breastfeeding efficiently so that they can return to work quicker, while others might specialize in helping with breastfeeding anxiety issues.

It is never too late to hire a certified lactation consultant in New York, NY. These breastfeeding consultants can also offer emotional breastfeeding support that can be valuable to those who lack family or workplace support. A lactation consultant can also be critical in identifying warning signs that might indicate more serious growth or developmental issues.

There are many documented benefits to breastfeeding, and parents often believe that it will be an easy and natural experience. Unfortunately, many parents run into issues such as low milk supply, nipple engorgement, or latching problems that can affect their baby’s health. These lactation specialists can be useful for troubleshooting, advice, or emotional support.

Certified lactation consultants can strengthen the bond between parents and their babies through breastfeeding advice, tips, and support. This might include showing parents how to help their baby latch properly, establishing feeding schedules, or dealing with sore nipples or engorgement. A lactation consultant can help new parents better understand their baby’s needs in general, and monitor the baby’s growth and development.

Lactation specialists in New York, NY also offer emotional support and help parents breastfeed more efficiently so that they can get back to work and allow them to better manage expectations. Many parents face issues where they cannot breastfeed in the workplace, or do not have the family support or time to ensure that their child is breastfed properly and with care. These expert consultants can also provide a significant amount of moral support, diagnose breastfeeding issues, while also solving issues such as latching, positioning, and scheduling.

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