Information About Prenatal Classes

We sometimes take our normal physical activities for granted, forgetting that we learned these skills as we were growing up. Most of us learned to crawl before we could walk. Most of us fell down as we were learning. Most of us needed and appreciated a helping hand as we developed the skills to take those first steps on our own.

If you are an expectant parent you may appreciate a "helpful hand" as you learn to breastfeed. Prenatal classes can help you understand how to take those first steps to create an environment that fosters a healthy breastfeeding relationship.

These classes may be especially helpful if you have not had much exposure to breastfeeding or babies prior to expecting your own. Most of the instructors offer group classes in a facility, where you may enjoy meeting other expectant parents. Some of the instructions will visit your home if you have a condition that requires bed rest or prefer privacy. Contact the instructors or check if they visit homes in your borough or country.

The initials IBCLC after an instructor's name indicates that we have verified that this lactation consultant listed as board certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) as of October 2012. Some instructors have training in lactation education or peer counseling such as La Leche League Leaders. Some instructors have credentials in related areas of perinatal education and/or support.

No matter what type of birth you expect to have, our members can help you learn a little more about breastfeeding before your baby is born. No matter what type of birth you do have, our members can help you after your baby is born if breastfeeding becomes challenging.

Providers of Prenatal classes

Name Contact Facility/Location
Susan E. Burger,
IBCLC, MHS, PhD, RLC
917-912-8066
sburgernutr@gmail.com
Sarah Eichler,
IBCLC, CLC, LCCE, RLC
718-753-6403
sarahibclc@gmail.com
314 Brooklyn Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Gretchen Farrell,
IBCLC, CCE, CCE, RLC, RN
914-391-2974
childbirtharts@optonline.net
Full Circle Family Care
1241 Mamaroneck Ave
White Plains, NY
Annie Frisbie,
IBCLC, RLC
917-830-3153
anniefrisbie@gmail.com
Queens
Contact Facilitator for Address
Queens, NY
Nikki (Naoko) Katsuki,
IBCLC, CLC, RLC
718-926-6074
vitalchoiceinc@gmail.com
Meredith Fein Lichtenberg,
IBCLC, CCE, CCE, RLC
Meredith@amotherisborn.com Tamid, the Downtown Synagogue
299 Broadway
New York, NY
Meredith Fein Lichtenberg,
IBCLC, CCE, CCE, RLC
Meredith@amotherisborn.com OB/GYN Associates of St. Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital
2 West 86th Street
New York, NY
Margot Mann,
IBCLC, LLLL, RLC
718-601-2939
margotmann@gmail.com
Riverdale Lactation Center
4550 Livingston Ave
Riverdale, NY
Heather McFadden,
IBCLC, LLLL, RLC
646-221-3147
heather@heathermcfadden.com
The Spencer
523 W121 #1
New York, NY
Patricia McGuire,
IBCLC, CLC, RLC
917-553-8381
patriciamcgu@gmail.com
Sharen Medrano,
IBCLC, MPA, RLC
347-306-3595
ibclc@nycbreastfeeding.com
Leigh Anne O'Connor,
IBCLC, LLLL, RLC
917-596-3646
leighanne625@rcn.com
Beverley Rae,
IBCLC, MSW, RLC
516-365-4877
info@breastfeedingresources.net
Breastfeeding Resources
64 Manhasset Woods Rd
Manhasset, NY
Beth Shulman,
IBCLC, RLC, RN
914-478-7046
bpshulman@gmail.com
Spring OB/GYN
135 Spring St
NYC, NY
Paula Utilla,
IBCLC, LLLL, LPN, RLC
718-241-1818
paulafelice@aol.com
Brooklyn Birthing Center
2183 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Kathleen Waldow,
IBCLC, RLC, RN
516-270-3159
waldow516@optonline.net
165 Locust St
Floral Pk, NY