The mission at Staten Island Lactation and Wellness is to empower women to reach their own health goals through guidance, education and community.

Lisa Paladino provides professional Lactation Support, Gynecologic and Functional & Integrative Wellness for Women in her cozy, comfortable office.

Lisa is a Midwife. All of her services are based on the Midwifery Model: that childbirth, breastfeeding and lifecycle changes are normal events to be guided through with supportive, informative, and transparent care. She follows the principles of functional medicine, realizing that mind, body and spirit are all important for optimum health and healing. She seeks to treat the root causes of imbalance and illness, rather than suppressing symptoms with medication. Most importantly, Lisa trusts the innate wisdom of women to know what feels right for themselves and for their children.

My new book

“It Should’t Hurt To Nurse Your Baby –

Breastfeeding solutions for the six most common causes of painful nipples”

Available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback editions

When I realized that I was repeating this phrase every day, often shouting it, I decided that a book to help spread the message was in order.

In my experience, more women are prevented from reaching their breastfeeding goals due to pain than any other reason. And the saddest part to me is that women expect it to hurt or do not realize that there are ways to make it comfortable, often by very simple interventions.