Information About Breastfeeding Groups

Breastfeeding groups are useful for building confidence, overcoming mild to moderate problems and as follow up after private consultations. The groups listed on this website are facilitated by members of the New York Lactation Consultant Association (NYLCA) who are members in good standing.

We have verified that all the Full Members (as denoted by the initials IBCLC, RLC after their names) were registered as board certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners as of October 2012.

Peer counselors such as La Leche League Leaders (LLLL) and WIC peer counselors have been shown to be very helpful for breastfeeding. So we also list peer support groups facilitated by Affiliate (non-IBCLC) Members on our website provided they have appropriate training. "The Landscape of Breastfeeding Support" describes further details about various types of breastfeeding credentials.
Since we have so many groups available, you can narrow your selection by choosing the day of the week that the group is offered, the location of the group by borough or county, and/or the type of group as described below. Click on the details about registration, the cost of the group, frequency and dates of meetings, and in some instances age group restrictions. You may verify the information using the contact information for the facilitator, particularly if the group falls on a holiday.

 

TYPE A: PEER SUPPORT GROUPS

Actively facilitated discussion and peer support, sometimes focused on specific topics

Peer Support Groups may provide more opportunity for in-depth discussion and interaction with peers because the primary focus is facilitating discussion.


TYPE B: LATCH CLINICS

Discussion and support
+ Hands-on assistance with latch

Latch Clinics provide hands-on assistance to every mother who needs or wants assistance for positioning and attaching her baby(ies).


TYPE C: COMPREHENSIVE CLINICS

Discussion and support
+ Hands-on assistance with latch
++ Analysis of intake and growth using test weighing

Comprehensive Clinics provide hands-on assistance to every mother who needs or wants assistance for positioning and attaching her baby(ies), as well as provide a verbal or written report of the results of test weighing and what it means to every mother who is concerned about the intake and growth of her baby(ies). 

 

Facilitators of Breastfeeding Groups

Day Contact Facility/Location Info
Tue Susan E. Burger, IBCLC, MHS, PhD, RLC
917-912-8066
sburgernutr@gmail.com
Kinected
151 W 19th St, 2nd floor
New York, NY
Details
Type C
Sat Susan E. Burger, IBCLC, MHS, PhD, RLC
917-912-8066
sburgernutr@gmail.com
211 W 56th St, Suite 34D
New York, NY
Details
Type C
Catherine Watson Genna, IBCLC, LLLL, RLC
718-846-2323
cwgenna@gmail.com
Forest Hills Library, 2nd Floor
10819 71st Ave
Forest Hills, NY
Details
Type A
Thu Anne January, IBCLC, LLLL, RLC
718-965-4428
januaryanne@gmail.com
La Leche League
524 8th St
Brooklyn, NY
Details
Type A
Fri Anne January, IBCLC, LLLL, RLC
718-965-4428
januaryanne@gmail.com
Parish Hall, St Savior Church
611 8th Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Details
Type A
Thu Ayelet Kaznelson, IBCLC, CLC, RLC
917-620-4068
ayelet@ayeletkaznelson.com
Seleni
207 East 94th Street, second floor
New York, NY
Details
Type C
Tue Jennifer Leopold, IBCLC, LLLL, LMSW, RLC
718-339-3806
jenniferleopold@aol.com
Brooklyn
Contact Facilitator for Address
Brooklyn, NY
Details
Type A
Wed Margot Mann, IBCLC, LLLL, RLC
718-601-2939
margotmann@gmail.com
Riverdale Lactation Center
4550 Livingston Ave
Riverdale, NY
Details
Type A
Thu Denise McDonald, IBCLC
718-596-4777
dmcdibclc@gmail.com
Bend and Bloom
708 Sackett St
Brooklyn, NY
Details
Type A
Tue Heather McFadden, IBCLC, LLLL, RLC
646-221-3147
heather@heathermcfadden.com
Ansche Chesed
251 W 100th St
New York, NY
Details
Type C
Mon Heather McFadden, IBCLC, LLLL, RLC
646-221-3147
heather@heathermcfadden.com
Earth and Sky Healing Arts
5-31 50th Ave
Long Island City, NY
Details
Type C
Wed Heather McFadden, IBCLC, LLLL, RLC
646-221-3147
heather@heathermcfadden.com
SOHA Pediatrics
163 Saint Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY
Details
Type C
Mon Heather McFadden, IBCLC, LLLL, RLC
646-221-3147
heather@heathermcfadden.com
Weill Cornell Medical Associates
2315 Broadway at 84th Street
New York, NY
Details
Type C
Fri Patricia McGuire, IBCLC, CLC, RLC
917-553-8381
patriciamcgu@gmail.com
Caribou Baby
272 Driggs Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Details
Type C
Tue Sharen Medrano, IBCLC, MPA, RLC
347-306-3595
ibclc@nycbreastfeeding.com
Yummy Mummy
1201 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
Details
Type B
Fri Sara Newman, IBCLC, CLC, PCD (DONA), RLC
917-597-1633
sara@DisforDoula.com
Upper West Side - 84th and Broadway, call for exact address
New York, NY
Details
Type C
Thu Leigh Anne O'Connor, IBCLC, LLLL, RLC
917-596-3646
leighanne625@rcn.com
14th Street Y
344 East 14th Street
New York, NY
Details
Type C
Fri Leigh Anne O'Connor, IBCLC, LLLL, RLC
917-596-3646
leighanne625@rcn.com
Playgarden
95 Franklyn Street
New York, NY
Details
Type A
Fri Leigh Anne O'Connor, IBCLC, LLLL, RLC
917-596-3646
leighanne625@rcn.com
Museum of Motherhood
401 East 84th Street, 1st Ave, Lower Level
Details
Type A
Thu Beverley Rae, IBCLC, MSW, RLC
516-365-4877
info@breastfeedingresources.net
Breastfeeding Resources
64 Manhasset Woods Rd
Manhasset, NY
Details
Type A
Sat Beverley Rae, IBCLC, MSW, RLC
516-365-4877
info@breastfeedingresources.net
Breastfeeding Resources
64 Manhasset Woods Rd
Manhasset, NY
Details
Type A
Mon Freda Rosenfeld, IBCLC, CCE, CCE, RLC
718-469-5990
fredaibclc@aol.com
Office of Dr Glaser
60 8th Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Details
Type A
Thu Kate Sharp, IBCLC, LLLL, RLC
212-595-1627
katesharpibclc@gmail.com
Bend and Bloom
708 Sackett St
Brooklyn, NY
Details
Type A
Thu Kate Sharp, IBCLC, LLLL, RLC
212-595-1627
katesharpibclc@gmail.com
Breastfeeding Cafe, Beth Israel Medical Center
350 East 17th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY
Details
Type A
Wed Beth Shulman, IBCLC, RLC, RN
914-478-7046
bpshulman@gmail.com
Pediatrics on Hudson
615 No. Broadway,
Hasting on Hudson, NY
Details
Type C
Tue Beverly Solow, IBCLC, RLC
212-567-1112
bev@bevsolow.com
180 Cabrini Blvd
New York, NY
Details
Type B
Wed Beverly Solow, IBCLC, RLC
212-567-1112
bev@bevsolow.com
Jewish Community Center
334 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY
Details
Type B
Thu Beverly Solow, IBCLC, RLC
212-567-1112
bev@bevsolow.com
Upper Breast Side
510 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY
Details
Type C
Wed Beverly Solow, IBCLC, RLC
212-567-1112
bev@bevsolow.com
SOHA Pediatrics
163 Saint Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY
Details
Type C
Tue Beverly Solow, IBCLC, RLC
212-567-1112
bev@bevsolow.com
4953 Broadway at 207th Street
New York, NY
Details
Type B
Tue Andrea Syms-Brown, IBCLC, RLC
917-864-7457
andreathelc@gmail.com
The Prenatal Yoga Center
251 W 72nd St #2F
New York, NY
Details
Type B
Sun Paula Utilla, IBCLC, LLLL, LPN, RLC
718-241-1818
paulafelice@aol.com
7225 Royce Place
Brooklyn, NY
Details
Type A
Thu Kathleen Waldow, IBCLC, RLC, RN
516-270-3159
waldow516@optonline.net
Floral Park Recreation Center
2 Pool & Garage Rd
Floral Park, NY
Details
Type A