• Breastfeeding Support

  • 866-621-2769

  • Welcome To Allied Breastfeeding Support

    Allied Physicians Group is distinguished for its breastfeeding and lactation resources. We offer a variety of options to help you meet your own personal breastfeeding goals. We offer office visits, home visits and virtual visits.  

     

    1 Breastfeeding Medicine Physician 

    Dr. Lauren Macaluso has a practice dedicated exclusively to supporting nursing mothers and their babies. Start your journey off on the right foot and schedule a prenatal visit with Dr. Macaluso

    (link to her website)

     

     

    2 TOLL-FREE SUPPORT LINE

    Frustrated? Worried? Sore? Call our TOLL-FREE support line at 1.866.211.0404. Speak with one of our International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants (Jeanne, Deirdre, and Karina) who will help guide you on your journey.

    –       Ask a basic question

    –       Find a local resource

    –       Schedule a home visit

    –       Schedule a virtual visit

    –       Prenatal consultations available

     

     

    3 Breastfeeding support at your local Allied office

    Many of the Allied offices offer breastfeeding support for their own patients, including

    PHA 

    Peds First

    Peconic

    Zatz

    Call your local Allied office to inquire or schedule a visit.

    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.

    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.

    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/

    Karina Olivo-Holzl, IBCLC

    Karina is an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who was trained in Pediatrics in Venezuela before she relocated to New York and decided to focus on lactation. Before joining Allied, Karina worked in the Maria Farreri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, NY researching human donor milk uses and benefits. She also volunteered for breastfeeding families at a local breastfeeding clinic on Long Island. Karina is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Health and is passionate about women's and children's health. Karina is fluent in Spanish and is particularly interested in supporting women and children in underserved communities.

    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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