Make Nursing Work for You!

***Live Video Telehealth Sessions Now Available***

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Clinical Feeding Support

in Your Own Home

in Columbia County & Beyond...

Home Visits (**and now Telehealth Consultations anywhere with internet**) in the Upper Hudson Valley & Southern Capital District

If you are experiencing difficulties with feeding your baby, I can help.

You, your baby, and your family deserve support.

Families consult IBCLCs for many reasons, including:

  • Prenatal Feeding Education and Preparation

  • A Nursing "Check-Up" for reassurance and help avoiding future issues

  • Pain While Nursing

  • Slow / No Weight Gain

  • Low Milk Supply

  • Baby Won't Latch

  • Preemies

  • Twins / Multiples

  • Tandem Nursing

  • Tongue Ties / Tethered Oral Tissue

  • Breastfeeding After Surgery

  • Recurring Plugged Ducts / Mastitis / Breast Pain

  • Back to Work Planning / Pumping Support / Exclusive Pumping Support

  • Guidance on Starting Solid Foods

  • Inducing Lactation or Re-lactation for Adoptive or Non-Gestational Parents

  • Assistance with any of your own Unique Breastfeeding, Chestfeeding, or Human Milk Feeding Goals

Nursing a baby is a natural process, but it does not always come naturally. The sooner you begin troubleshooting feeding issues, the more quickly and effectively you can solve them.

Your nursing journey plays a vital role in the lifetime health of you, your baby, and your family. But you don't need to make this journey alone!

Image by Kimberly Alexis Photography

Sarah Shapiro has been supporting mothers and nursing parents in Columbia and Greene County, NY, since 2013. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), and the author of a book on breastfeeding published in 2017.

Sarah has launched Hearts' Work Breastfeeding & Lactation Support to provide a new level of in-depth, clinical support to help families in Columbia County and beyond to better meet their feeding goals.

Sarah lives in Columbia County with her husband and children. She has breastfed her own three children, and considers it a great privilege to support other families in their unique feeding journeys.

Image by Emily Walker CC-BY-SA 2.0

Participants MAY be eligible for full coverage, see Insurance Coverage

A Note on Telehealth and Home Visits

Almost all lactation issues CAN be successfully addressed by telehealth with appropriately skilled providers. The current public health situation has motivated many lactation providers to enhance our skills in this area, and I have seen great results in my practice achieved solely through telehealth visits. I am now fully vaccinated and feel comfortable making home visits using Covid Guidelines, but am still happy to conduct both initial and follow up visits via live video which can be a great option for many situations. Please contact us to discuss any questions you may have about telehealth in your specific situation.