• Breastfeeding Support

  • 866.621.APNY

  • Welcome To Allied Breastfeeding Support

    Allied Physicians Group’s Breastfeeding Support team is distinguished for its breastfeeding and lactation resources. We offer in-office consultations and home visits for your comfort and convenience. All our lactation specialists are International Board Certified lactation consultants to help both mom and baby accomplish a plan that works for them!

     

    We start with personal outreach calls to new moms who are nursing.  Can’t wait for the call?  Reach out yourself:

     

    TOLL-FREE SUPPORT LINE:

    Frustrated? Worried? Sore? Call our TOLL-FREE support line at 1.866.621.2769. Speak with one of our Lactation Consultants who will help guide you. We offer support groups, in-office visits and home visits. or email lacationconsultant@alliedphysiciansgroup.com

    Meet the Specialists

    Lauren Macaluso, MD, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC

    Available at her location: Breastfeeding Medicine

    Dr. Lauren Macaluso provides specialized medical care for breastfeeding mothers and their children. She is proud to have a medical practice where a mother can get her and her baby’s breastfeeding needs met in one place. She received her Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, her medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and completed her pediatric residency at Children’s National Medical Center of George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
    Dr. Macaluso’s special interest in breastfeeding started after nursing her own two children while working part-time with medical students and residents in the newborn nursery. She identified a need for breastfeeding focused care and started her practice in 2006. She is the Breastfeeding Coordinator for the American Academy of Pediatrics New York Chapter 2 Co.
    She is a physician who has privileges at North Shore University Hospital and Cohen Children’s Medical Center and is proud to work with pediatricians, obstetricians, midwives, lactation consultants, breast surgeons, ENTs, oral surgeons, and feeding, physical and occupational therapists for optimal patient care.

    JENNIFER SHAER MD, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC

    Available at: Peconic Pediatrics

    Dr. Shaer is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her pediatrics residency at Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center and was chief resident at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Shaer is a board certified pediatrician, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. She is founder of the first breastfeeding medicine practice on Long Island.

    LISA VISENTIN, MD, FAAP, IBCLC

    Available at: Peconic Pediatrics

    Dr. Visentin is a graduate of Albany Medical College. She completed her pediatric internship and residency at the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. She is a board certified pediatrician and is an attending at Stony Brook University Hospital and St. Charles Hospital. Dr. Visentin has a special interest in breastfeeding medicine. She is an international board certified lactation consultant and a member of the Academy of Breastfeeding medicine.

    Jeanne Rosser, IBCLC

    Available in home or at: Pediatric Health Associates and West Suffolk Lactation Center

    Jeanne Rosser is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Currently, Jeanne serves as the Clinical Director of Allied Breastfeeding Support, a Division of Allied Pediatrics. She is a La Leche League Leader and Vice President of the Long Island Lactation Consultants Association (LILCA). Jeanne has worked extensively with breastfeeding mothers employed outside the home. One of the her main focuses is assisting working mothers continue to breastfeed and provide human milk for their babies. She is a native New Yorker, who lives in Amityville with her husband, Nick. They have 3 grown children, Caity, Sam & Dylan. Her hobbies include biking, cooking and travel.

    Susan Silberger, BA, IBCLC

    Available in home or at: Oak Leaf Lactation

    Susan Silberger, BA, IBCLC has been working with breastfeeding families on Long Island for over 10 years. She began as a volunteer for La Leche League and went on to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2011. As owner of Oak Leaf Lactation, she offers lactation home and office visits. Her focus is on helping mothers meet their feeding goals. Susan also does extensive breastfeeding phone support for Allied Physicians Group. She has served on the executive board of Long Island Lactation Consultant Association and develops the Resource Guide that is distributed in local hospitals.

    Deirdre McLary, IBCLC

    Available at: Zatz Pediatrics

    Deirdre McLary has been working with expectant and new families since 1998 as a doula, lactation consultant (IBCLC), newborn expert and parenting mentor. She sees families privately through MommaArts, her local breastfeeding and doula business, and works as an IBCLC for a local pediatrician. With over 16 years dedicated to helping new families transition from pregnancy into the toddler years, Deirdre has a wide range of experience and insight, which she lovingly brings to each of her clients, families and to the groups she facilitates. http://www.mommaarts.com/

    Jen Giordano RN, BSN, IBCLC

    Available at: PedsFirst Pediatrics

    Office Policies / Services

    Allied Physicians Group is distinguished for its breastfeeding and lactation resources, No matter where you are on your breastfeeding journey, we have the tools to support you.

     

     Allied Lactation Consultants offer:

    ·         support available throughout Long Island, the boroughs of NYC, Westchester and Rockland counties

    ·         telephone and email support

    ·         “in office” or “at home” appointments

    ·         prenatal classes

    ·         location specific support groups

    ·         breast pump rentals and sales

     

    We offer in-office consultations with board certified pediatricians, International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and Specialists to help both mom and baby accomplish a breastfeeding plan that works for them.  We also offer home visits, anywhere across Long Island, for your convenience and comfort. This has been an invaluable resource to new moms in those sleepless early days!

    We are an integrated group of specialists, including Breastfeeding Medicine Physicians and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants. Together we can create a plan that works for you and your baby.

    BREASTFEEDING LINKS

    Below are some breastfeeding links you may find helpful.

    FOR GENERAL INFORMATION:

    www.breastfeeding.com

    www.kellymom.com

    Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine website:  www.bfmed.org

    International Lactation Consultants Association website: www.ILCA.org

    La Leche League website: www.Lalecheleague.com

    www.massbreastfeeding.org

    www.bestforbabes.org

    Pediatric Practice Races for the Breastfeeding Cause

    TO LOOK UP THE SAFETY OF A MEDICATION WHILE BREASTFEEDING:

    http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT

     

    MILK DEPOT LOCATIONS

    Kenneth Zatz, MD – 18 Washington Ave., South Nyack, NY 10960

    Peconic Pediatrics -34 Commerce Drive, Suite 2, Riverhead, NY 11901

    Breastfeeding Medicine – 1575 Hillside Avenue, Suite LL1, New Hyde Park, New York 11040-2501

    Hours

    Monday 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM by appt.
    Tuesday 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM by appt.
    Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM by appt.
    Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM by appt.
    Friday 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM by appt.
    Saturday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM by appt.
    Sunday by appt.

    Insurance Plans

    Most insurances are accepted, call the office for more information. Home visits are not covered by all insurances, please call the office or email, lactationconsultant@alliedphysiciansgroup.com for more information.

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