Find a Breastfeeding Support Practice Near Me

Allied Physicians Group is available for breastfeeding and lactation in-office support across New York and the greater metropolitan area. Telemedicine breastfeeding and lactation visits are available and can be scheduled through our offices. We care for patients prenatally with education and empowerment after delivery to help you get off to a strong start and throughout your breastfeeding journey to help you reach your goals.

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How Can Allied Physicians Group Help Me on My Breastfeeding Journey?

Allied’s breastfeeding medicine services include in-office consultations with breastfeeding and lactation medicine physicians who exclusively care for breastfeeding parents and their children, board-certified pediatricians that are international board-certified lactation consultants who care for breastfeeding families in their regular pediatric offices, or board certified lactation consultants who counsel patients in Allied pediatric offices. Each individual helps moms and babies accomplish a breastfeeding plan that works for them. We also offer virtual visits for your convenience and comfort, which have been invaluable resources to new moms in those early, sleepless days!

Why Do New and Soon-To-Be Mothers Need Breastfeeding Support?

Transitioning to parenthood can be overwhelming. The fourth trimester is a unique period for mother and baby, and all breastfeeding mothers deserve an in-depth session with follow-ups as needed to optimize their health and the health of their infants. Dr. Lauren Macaluso and, as of May 2023, Dr. Lena Edelstein are honored to provide quality breastfeeding and lactation specialist medical care to breastfeeding families where their individual goals can be met.

What Can I Expect from My Breastfeeding and Lactation Specialist Visit?

Initial visits usually last 1 hour and 15 minutes and cover:

  • Detailed history and focused physical of mother and baby
  • Observation and assistance with breastfeeding
  • Planning with full discussion covering all questions and problems.

Follow-up appointments are scheduled to reassess for improvement or for new breastfeeding concerns throughout your journey.

Common Reasons for Appointment

  • Wanting to Know More and Feel Confident
  • Difficulty with Attachment and Positioning
  • Sore, Cracked, Bleeding Nipples
  • Breast Pain, Pain with Breastfeeding
  • Concern of Low Milk Production, Overproduction
  • Tongue Tie, Lip Tie
  • Baby Slow Weight Gain, Rapid Weight Gain
  • Baby Fussy, Gassy, Allergy, Reflux
  • Breastfeeding After Breast Surgery
  • Breastfeeding Multiples
  • Breastfeeding Premature Infants
  • Pumping, Flange fitting, Pump Settings
  • Returning to Work
  • Engorgement, Plugged Ducts, Mastitis
  • Breast, Nipple Infections
  • Breast, Bottle Refusal
  • Breast Masses, Radiology Procedures, Medications
  • Induced Lactation, Re-Lactation
  • Weaning
  • Emotional, Partner Support, Transition to Parenthood

Allied’s Breastfeeding and Lactation Support Physicians

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Lauren Macaluso, MD, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC

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Lena Edelstein, MD, FAAP, IBCLC

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Jennifer Shaer

Jennifer Shaer, MD

Chief Wellness Officer, Allied Physicians Group

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Lisa Visentin, MD

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Jessica Cohn, MD

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Jennifer Giordano, FNP

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Deirdre McLary, IBCLC

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Leah Vitale MOT, OTR/L, CLC

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Helpful Breastfeeding Links

North American Board of Breastfeeding & Lactation Medicine

International Lactation Consultants Association

La Leche League International

Donate Your Breastmilk

Thanks to Allied’s partnership with the New York Milk Bank, breastmilk donations have never been easier.

We offer several of our offices as depot locations.

Milk Depot Locations

  • Kenneth Zatz, MD – 18 Washington Ave., South Nyack, NY 10960
  • Peconic Pediatrics – 34 Commerce Drive, Suite 2, Riverhead, NY 11901
  • Dr. Lauren Macaluso, Breastfeeding Medicine – 1575 Hillside Avenue, Suite LL1, New Hyde Park, New York 11040-2501

If you have excess breast milk, please consider donating.

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Benefits of Breastfeeding and Lactation Specialist Care from Allied Physicians Group

The breastfeeding specialists at Allied Physicians Group are committed to helping you nurture your baby with confidence. Through our lactation support, patients receive medical care during this important time for both the mother and baby while learning beneficial breastfeeding techniques and information.