Lactation Services

Lisa Paladino CNM, IBCLC provides home and office consults by appointment.

Our lactation services are based on the foundation that breastfeeding is the natural way to feed our children. We also realize that it may not always come easy and it is imperative for moms to feel supported.

We strive to:

  • Provide unbiased education and preparation for breastfeeding
  • Offer guidance and reassurance for the breastfeeding journey
  • Optimize challenging breastfeeding situations
  • Empower families to reach their own personal feeding goals and
  • Normalize breastfeeding in our culture and society
Lisa treats many common lactation issues such as:
  • regulation of milk supply, building milk supply, re-lactation
  • nipple/breast pain or infection (clogged ducts, nipple blebs, mastitis)
  • engorgement/edema of breast
  • latch issues
  • colic, reflux, “gassy” behavior in the newborn
  • herbal supplementation/vitamins/nutrition for lactation
  • assistance with transition back to work: pumping, bottle feeding, milk storage
  • evaluation of tethered oral tissues (lip and tongue tie) and rehabilitation after revision
 * Lisa is an active member of the International Consortium of Oral Ankylofrenula Professionals-ICAP (Tongue/lip tie)

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What is an IBCLC?

IBCLC stands for International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. An IBCLC is a health care professional who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding. This is the highest recognized standard for lactation care, requiring years of experience, education and documentation of competency. There are many other types of lactation assistants (CLC, CBE, CBE, CLE, etc)  but they are not substitutes for an IBCLC who is a clinical professional.

What to expect during a consult:

Expect to spend at least an hour in our comfortable office.  Lisa takes the time to gather your health history, hear the story of your pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding experience, and explore your goals. If needed, an exam of yourself and infant (including weight) are part of the consultation. Lisa will observe your nursing and provide suggestions to optimize your comfort, improve infant’s milk transfer, and learn how to tell when infant is swallowing and feeding. Please come with your partner, mother, sister, or friend. It helps when those closest to you understand how breastfeeding works and how to support you. If it is possible, don’t feed the baby right before the visit, but don’t worry if the timing doesn’t work out. If you are feeding anything other than your milk, or are using any lactation aids, have these with you.  No pillows, carriages or carseats are needed for our visit.

Call for an appointment today. (Most insurances accepted.)

If Lisa isn’t in network for your insurance plan, a superbill will be provided for you to submit for reimbursement for out of network coverage.