" Dedicated to providing high quality, evidence based lactation care to mothers and babies struggling to overcome breastfeeding difficulties"
"Breastfeeding and human milk are the
normative standards for infant feeding and
nutrition. Given the documented short- and
long-term medical and neurodevelopmental
advantages of breastfeeding, infant nutrition
should be considered a public health issue
and not only a lifestyle choice."
Policy Statement from the American
Academy of Pediatrics
"Breastfeeding contributes to the health and
well-being of mothers; it helps to space children,
reduces the risk of ovarian cancer and breast
cancer, increases family and national resources,
is a secure way of feeding and is safe for the
World Health Organization
"Because breastfeeding is the physiologic norm,
we will refer to the risks of not breastfeeding
for infants, children, and mothers. A systematic
review of the effects of breastfeeding on maternal
and infant health found that for infants in
developed countries, not breastfeeding is
associated with increased risks of common
conditions including acute otitis media;
gastroenteritis; atopic dermatitis;
and life-threatening conditions including
severe lower respiratory infections, necrotizing
enterocolitis, and sudden infant death syndrome."
Position Paper; Breastfeeding, Family Physicians Supporting Breastfeeding - The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
Marianne Jawanda is a member of NYLCA, New York Lactation Consultants Association, USLCA, United States Lactation Consultant Association and ILCA, International Lactation Consultants Association.
New York Lactation Consultants Association
United States Lactation Consultant Association
International Lactation Consultants Association
About Marianne Jawanda
Marianne Jawanda, a native of Norway and mother of three, is a board certified and registered lactation consultant based in New York. She has breastfed all of her three children and has extensive clinical experience in the field of lactation from both hospital and private practice settings. Today she works exclusively as a lactation counselor in private practice, but prior to this, she worked as a hospital based lactation consultant at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Focused on management of the breastfeeding mother-baby dyad, Marianne worked collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team at Mount Sinai that included labor and delivery, post-partum, neonatal intensive care unit and pediatric care staff.
In addition to her clinical work at Mount Sinai Hospital, she has co-lectured presentations at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, facilitated breastfeeding support groups, taught breastfeeding and newborn classes to expecting parents and and co-authored breastfeeding resources material and presentations to hospital staff.
Today, Marianne is exclusively helping mothers and babies with breastfeeding difficulties in their own environment. She takes great pride in providing her clients with the highest quality of evidence-based lactation and breastfeeding care and support.
Marianne understands that there is no such thing as "one solution fits all" in the world of breastfeeding. She caters her care to her client's life, situation and expectations. Wether you have sore nipples, engorged breasts, plugged ducts, mastitis, painful latch, slow weight gain, low milk supply, twins, returning to work or struggling to feed a premature baby; Marianne can dispel any conflicting advice you may have received, help you solve the feeding problem at hand and create a unique care plan that individually designed for you and your baby's need.
To schedule an appointment, send a text or give me a call 914 498 5878. You may also send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or click the "contact" link on top of this page and fill out the "request for consult" form.
Marianne takes on clients in the Hudson and Lower Hudson Valley, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, New York City, and Lower Westchester.