Lactation Consulting

The services are provided by two experienced Internationally Board Certified Lactation specialists Gretchen Farrell, RN, IBCLC and Margot Mann, IBCLC, RLC. Both specialists have many years of experience and are versed in addressing minor as well as more complex breast feeding problems.
They are each available by appointments only for home visits. The final timing arrangements for the consultation are made with parents after the online appointment is confirmed.
General fees (prepayment after the appointment confirmation is required):

$285 per home visit – home consultation ( aprox 1.5 hours)
$185 per follow up home visit consultation (aprox 1 hour)
The lactation Consultant does not participate directly with insurance plans.

Gretchen Farrell photoGretchen Farrell, RN, IBCLC is currently a Lactation Specialist and Instructor at  Mt Sinai Hospital  where her passion is giving breast feeding support to new families on the well baby units as well as in the NICU. She is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, warm and sensitive to her patients needs.
Gretchen is also a Certified Lamaze instructor and maintains a private practice of childbirth education, New Born and Post Partum Education and Lactation Consulting.

Margot passport photo Margot Mann, IBCLC, RLC  is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant with over 30 years of experience empowering women to breastfeed. Aware that breastfeeding can be difficult at first, Margot is available to help you learn techniques designed to eliminate pain, achieve your infant feeding goals and experience the pleasure of nursing your babies.

Margot is skilled with multiples (twins and more), early breastfeeding challenges with premies, relieving sore nipples, optimizing milk production, coping with return to work, maternal or infant illness, or other challenges such as weaning or the unique challenges that you face. For prevention of commonly faced difficulties Margot recommends antenatal breastfeeding education/ consultation.

Margot is a past president of the New York Lactation Consultant Association, a past Vice President for External Affairs for the International Lactation Consultant Association and is  ILCA’s founding and permanent representative to the UN. She established a lactation program at Magee Women’s Hospital in Pittsburgh and is on the faculty of Columbia University, Pediatrics Department. She teaches Columbia Pediatric Residents. Her greatest pleasure is in assisting mothers to do what they are born to do well – mother their children. Breastfeeding can help tune a mother into her baby’s cues and needs and thereby boost a mother’s confidence in her job – which goes way beyond infant feeding.