Beverly Solow: Lactation Consultant

Schedule an appointment

I provide home consultations and lead frequent support meetings. If you'd like to make an appointment or register for the small group at the Upper Breast Side, contact me via phone or email.

Phone: 212-567-1112
Email me via form

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Support Groups

I lead 3 to 4 large support meetings per month on the Upper West Side and Northern Manhattan. No advanced registration is required for these groups and each session lasts for 1½ hours. Please view the schedule to see upcoming support groups.

At drop-in meetings, we discuss whatever questions mothers have while the mothers sit and nurse their babies. I provide hands-on assistance with positioning and latch-on and I always bring my digital baby scale so that mothers can weigh their babies.

Pregnant women are welcome at these meetings and will get to see good latch-on technique and recognize effective sucking and swallowing at the breast.

Smaller Support Group and Latch On Clinic

Baby breastfeeding

This smaller group is designed for mothers who do not need a private one-on-one consultation, but need more guidance and problem-solving than is possible in a larger support meeting. These meetings are held at the Upper Breast Side (510 Amsterdam Ave.) before the store opens for business—usually on Thursdays from 9:30am to 11:00am (90 minutes).

Please note that registration is required (call 212 567-1112).

Mothers should consider attending if they are still working on minor problems (e.g., uncomfortable nursing or long feedings with adequate weight gain), or if they need follow-up after an initial, private consultation.

If you are having more serious breastfeeding problems, your needs may be better met in a private consultation where I can give you my undivided attention.

Why Support Groups?

The first weeks and months after a baby is born are a wonderful, difficult time in a woman's life, and it's more enjoyable when you sit around and talk about it with other new mothers.

It's powerful to have the mother of a 2 week old baby in the same room with the mother of a 2 month old baby. Those babies are only 6 weeks apart and yet they are totally different creatures. The mothers are different too. The 2 month old is smiling at her mother, latches on easily and can be finished feeding in 10 minutes. The message at these meetings is consistently: "You are not alone in your concerns. Things will get better."

I always encourage mothers to exchange telephone numbers or email addresses so they can meet on other days as well. Some of these spin-off groups keep on meeting until the children go off to school!