Nursing mothers often need help after they leave the hospital. We are pleased to have on staff a certified lactation consultant, Cathy Peters, who is available by phone or in the office to answer questions and offer support with breastfeeding. Cathy meets with mothers in our new specialty center, where a lactation room is designed and furnished to provide comfort and privacy for consultations. Cathy works with your physician or physician assistant to monitor your infant’s progress. Additional support for parents of infants between the ages of two weeks to three months can be found in our newborn support group led by Cathy, which is a forum for parents to ask questions, share helpful hints, and connect with other new parents.
Dana is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
Dana joins Cathy Peters in offering our families evidence-based education and compassionate support for successful and satisfying nursing. Her training is in helping newborns and moms establish successful breastfeeding practices, plus overcoming specific issues including painful or poor latching, low milk supply, engorgement, oversupply, and clogged ducts. Dana sees nursing moms and their babies on Tuesday mornings and Wednesdays, and co-facilitates the new moms’ group with Cathy Peters on Tuesdays.
Dana has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Public Health degree from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Before becoming a lactation consultant, Dana worked at Planned Parenthood of New York City for more than a decade, and also at the Department of Population and Family Health at Columbia University. Dana also provides lactation services at Stamford Hospital and teaches Willows’ Breastfeeding 101 course for expectant parents.