Beverly Solow: Lactation Consultant

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I provide home consultations in Northern Manhattan and Riverdale. I also lead monthly support meetings in Inwood and Washington Heights. If you'd like to make an appointment for a house visit, contact me via phone or email.

Phone: 212-567-1112
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About Me

Beverly SolowBeverly Solow has been helping nursing mothers in New York City for 27 years.

After becoming a mother in 1987, she left her 15 year career as a U.S. Customs Officer and trained at Beth Israel Medical Center (in New York City) to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

She made this dramatic career change because she loved breastfeeding her own children. She also found the transition to motherhood to be challenging, and wanted to do something professionally to help new mothers make that transition. Shortly after her daughter was born in 1991, Beverly became board certified as a lactation consultant. She provides lactation consultations in the home as well as support meetings in Northern Manhattan to help mothers learn and enjoy breastfeeding.

My Approach

Beverly Solow, after the birth of her daughterBreastfeeding needs to be rewarding for both mother and baby—both must be comfortable and the baby must be well-fed. Many mothers have heard me say, "The first rule is feed the baby. The second priority is to protect the milk supply; and the third most important thing is to fix the breastfeeding problem." Usually if you take care of the first two priorities you buy a little time to work on the third-- and usually there is more than one way to resolve a breastfeeding problem.

For example, if a baby is not latching on or feeding well, or if the mother is already experiencing too much pain to offer her breast at each feeding, pumping and supplementing with pumped milk may help to preserve breastfeeding until comfortable breastfeeding can be resumed. When difficulties present themselves, I provide mothers with information and options so that they can make informed choices about how to reach their goals.