Barbara Cohen, IBCLC

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Prenatal Home Visit

At a 90-minute prenatal visit, we'll talk about:

  • What the first hours of your baby's life might look like with regard to breastfeeding

  • What you can do to protect the "golden hour", your first opportunity to establish a primal extra-uterine connection with your baby

  • The importance of maintaining the integrity of your baby's microbiome, skin-to-skin contact and early and frequent nursing

  • What your partner can do to help facilitate breastfeeding and how to avoid or manage early discomfort

  • What the signs are that your baby is drinking colostrum and eventually transitional milk from your breasts

Postpartum Home Visit

At a 2 1/2- to 3-hour home visit, here's what happens:

  • A full medical, pregnancy and birth history will be taken

  • Pre- and post-feed weighing to determine intake from your breasts

  • Observation of a full feeding 

  • Attention to comfortable positioning and latch technique

  • Comprehensive oral and structural exams

  • Observation of a pumping session, if you will need to pump

  • Demonstration of paced bottle-feeding

  • Creation of a sustainable feeding care plan that will evolve as your breastfeeding improves and your baby grows

Small Group Clinic

At a 2-hour clinic for established clients only here's what happens:

  • Observation of a full feeding

  • Pre- and post-feed weighing to determine intake from your breasts

  • Each mother is taught individualized suck training to do with her baby at home

  • Each mother is taught individualized therapeutic movement-based exercises to do with her baby at home

For consultation and clinic rates and information, please call 646-265-0826 or email barbaracohenibclc@gmail.com