Lactation home visits in Queens and Brooklyn
Annie Frisbie IBCLC
Natalie Rachmanov, PA, IBCLC
A therapeutic approach to infant feeding challenges
As an IBCLC in private practice, we provide home visits for lactation support for breastfeeding and chestfeeding families. Our care is client-centered, aimed at identifying our client’s goals while providing up-to-date information and recommendations on infant feeding and nutrition, and your own nutrition during lactation. We value the individual lived experiences that our clients bring to parenting, and we always meet my clients where they are.
Common issues we can help with:
Plugged ducts, engorgement, and mastitis
Breast or nipple pain
Latch and positioning challenges
Post-frenotomy oral rehabilitation and suck training
Induced lactation, relaxation, and chestfeeding
About Annie Frisbie and Natalie Rachmanov
Annie Frisbie, IBCLC
I've been a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) since 2011 and have worked with hundreds of families in New York City.
When my older daughter was born in 2007, I had no idea breastfeeding was going to be so hard! We had so many problems in the beginning, and when I reached out for help, I had no idea I was about to launch myself into a whole new career. After getting amazing help and support from IBCLC Catherine Watson Genna, I began attending La Leche League meetings in my home neighborhood of Sunnyside, Queens. I became fascinated by everything related to breastfeeding, and by the time my younger daughter was born in 2010 I had completed all the educational requirements to sit for the board exam to become certified as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. I finished my clinical requirements in 2011 and passed the exam that same year. I've been in private practice ever since.
In 2018 I was awarded the President's Award by the United States Lactation Consultant Association, "awarding those that demonstrate extraordinary service to the association and profession." I am also the author of several books.
Natalie Rachmanov, PA, IBCLC
My name is Natela (Natalie) Rachmanov and my journey into healthcare began in 2013 when I became a Physician Assistant (PA-C). I was part of a 4 year accelerated rigorous program that prepared me for my career as a PA. I became a surgical PA and worked alongside some of the most incredible surgeons in NYC.
I’ve learned a lot as a PA and thought I was fulfilled professionally, however, in 2016 I became a mom and a new love developed. I began to learn about the importance of childhood development, lactation, and more. My medical background naturally got me interested in the scientific composition of breastmilk and why it’s so important for a child’s development. I also began to read endlessly about the effects breastfeeding has on women.
I had my daughter and thought to myself; how hard can it be to breastfeed? I told myself that I’ll just put her on and she’ll do what she’s supposed to do! I couldn’t have been more wrong. I faced many struggles as a new mom but those struggles brought me on this path. Those struggles ignited a passion so strong in me that I wanted to empower and help anyone who desires to breastfeed their baby. I met some incredible and compassionate people along the way that truly helped me so I decided I want to be that person for others.
My journey into lactation began! I began an internship in Jamiaca Hospital where I completed my clinical training, I completed 90+ hours of academic coursework, successfully passed the board examination and in 2019 became an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
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A home visit lasts 1.5 hours and includes a full assessment of you and your baby, a written care plan, and two weeks of follow up by text or email.
We are in-network with Aetna, or the fee for the initial visit is $350. Follow ups are discounted.
If you don’t have Aetna, we recommend calling your insurance provider to request pre-authorization to see an out-of-network provider. Here’s a great collection of articles on insurance reimbursement for lactation services.
Please note—Natalie is on maternity leave until early 2020 and not seeing clients in Nassau County. Annie is not currently seeing clients south of Williamsburg.
Long Island City
Jackson Heights, Elmhurst
Maspeth, Middle Village, Ridgewood
Forest Hills, Rego Park
Fresh Meadows, Bayside, Whitestone (Natalie Only)
Nassau County (Natalie Only)
Garden City, Lake Success
Little Neck, Floral Park
Great Neck, Roslyn
New Hyde Park, Mineola
Brooklyn (Annie Only)
City Lactation is an inclusive practice.
Please ask about our sliding scale if you have Medicaid or WIC.
Did you know that if we’re not in-network with your insurance company, you can request reimbursement for my services under the Affordable Care Act? We'll provide you with the documentation you need. The National Women's Law Center has a great toolkit for accessing your right to breastfeeding support under the ACA.
For more information on our services, please send me a message. Make sure to tell me your neighborhood and if you have Aetna insurance or would be self pay. For liability reasons, we’re unable to answer your breastfeeding questions but please do tell us a bit about yourself so that we know you’re a real person and not a spammer. Thanks!