City Lactation - Annie Frisbie IBCLC

Home visits for breastfeeding and chestfeeding

in Queens and Brooklyn

 
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Lactation home visits in Queens and Brooklyn

A therapeutic approach to infant feeding challenges

As an IBCLC in private practice, I provide home visits for lactation support for breastfeeding and chestfeeding families. My care is client-centered, aimed at identifying my client’s goals while providing up-to-date information and recommendations on infant feeding and nutrition, and your own nutrition during lactation. I value the individual lived experiences that my clients bring to parenting, and I always meet my clients where they are.

  • Initial Home Visit (90 min) $350

  • Follow Up Visit (60 min) $250

  • Buy a 2-visit package and save $50

  • Have Aetna? I'm in-network! 

Did you know that if I'm not in-network with your insurance company, you can request reimbursement for my services under the Affordable Care Act? I'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.

Current clients: you can access my Portal here to see your care plans and messages from me.
 

About Annie Frisbie

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Clinical Training and Professional Associations

I've been a board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) since 2011 and have worked with hundreds of families in New York City. 

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 a member of ILCA, NYLCA, and USLCA.

 
 
 
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Clinical Experience and education

  • Common breastfeeding concerns

  • Pain and injury in nipples and breasts

  • Low supply and oversupply

  • Supplementation and slow weight gain

  • Tongue tie and other tethered oral tissues

  • Suck dysfunction and oral rehabilitation

  • Fussiness, colic, spitting up, and reflux

  • Breast refusal and bottle refusal

  • Twins and higher order multiples

  • Newborn care and infant development

  • Returning to work, starting solids, and weaning

  • Preparing for breastfeeding and induced lactation

  • Medical issues impacting feeding

  • LGBTQIA friendly

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My personal story

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.  I am also the author of several books.

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Testimonials

Marie is 10 months now, and such a happy baby. I’m still breastfeeding her twice a day, and we’ve managed to keep her off formula till now. She’s eating vegetables, bread, rice, cheese, beans, ....
she’s crawling, walking while holding onto things, and she said her first words when she turned 8 months. She’s waving, dancing, and soon curious - she accepts strangers straight away, because everything is so exciting to her. In other words, we’ve been super lucky, and I truly believe her diet has something to do with it, so: THANK YOU!
— Bianca, LIC
We appreciate all you have done for us. You have a great way of teaching others and are non-judgmental and kind. Thank you!
— Lauren, Astoria
I truly am so thankful that we had your support in the early days of breastfeeding. After a disastrous experience with not being able to nurse or produce enough milk the first time, I didn’t trust myself I would be able to this time. But I did it! He and I did it together, with support from you! And still going on demand a year later. 💜
— Amanda, Astoria
Jonah just self weaned at a little short of 3 1/2 and we both seem totally content with it. I’ll always be grateful for your home visit and all your support when I was very near my breaking point. It was absolutely key in turning it all around.
— Cori, Jackson Heights
I just put Tegan down for a nap and was thinking about how incredibly understanding and helpful you were during a really difficult time. Thank you so much! Really, I don’t know what we would have done.
— Shannon, Greenpoint
It was such a pleasure working with Annie. She has a calm and soothing presence to her and she is an incredibly knowledgeable professional. I was blown away by how helpful it was to meet and chat with her. Annie is an excellent and openminded listener; during our meetings she carefully listened to my experiences and questions and was able to provide me with a variety of helpful tips, advice, recommendations and demonstrations. Annie is truly wonderful to work with and I highly recommend her.
— Julie, Williamsburg
Besides all technical help you gave us, what helped me the most was remembering to take care of myself so I could give it a fair shot. What you gave us was the knowledge, confidence and support that we needed, and we are still living off this continued strength you instilled in us from the first few weeks. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
— Zhe, Long Island City
 
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I spend 1.5 hours with you and your baby, and will do a complete assessment and create a written management plan to help you meet your breastfeeding goals. My fee for the initial visit is $350 or I take Aetna insurance. If you don’t have Aetna, I recommend calling your insurance provider to request pre-authorization to see an out-of-network provider (aka me). Here’s a great collection of articles on insurance reimbursement for lactation services.

I do not allow appointments to be booked more than 2 weeks in advance except under special circumstances. If you don’t see availability, you can contact me about my waiting list for last minute cancellations or additional availability if you live in Sunnyside or Astoria..

Service Areas in Queens and Brooklyn

Queens

  • Astoria

  • Long Island City

  • Sunnyside, Woodside

  • Jackson Heights, Elmhurst

  • Maspeth, Middle Village, Ridgewood

  • Forest Hills, Rego Park

Brooklyn

  • Greenpoint, Williamsburg

  • Fort Greene, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn

  • Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Flatbush

  • Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, South Slope

  • Ditmas Park, Kensington

  • Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill

Contact

For more information on my 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, I’m unable to answer your breastfeeding questions but please do tell me a bit about yourself so that I know you’re a real person and not a spammer. Thanks!

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