Nursing in New York
Local resources for breastfeeding moms
In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, we've scoured the City for the best gear, gurus, and guidance for moms who nurse.
Gear: You can rent the Medela Symphony, Ameda Elite, or Ameda Platinum pump at Yummy Mummy (1201 Lexington Ave., UES), which offers rentals by the week (from $40) or month (from $90). They're in-network with over 25 insurance plans (yay!) and will help manage the paperwork (nice).
Super-Safe Accessories: At Sprout San Francisco (1375 Third Ave., UES), you'll find non-toxic nursing pillows like this organic cotton twill nursing pillow ($94) and the bo peep nursing pillow ($160) — both are free of chemical flame retardants. Sprout also carries non-toxic soothers, like Earth Mama Baby's Nipple Butter ($14.99).
Guru: Called a "breast whisperer" by the Times, Freda Rosenfeld has a knack for troubleshooting latching, scheduling, and production issues. She sees moms in her Brooklyn office for one-hour sessions ($180) or in-home in Brooklyn and Manhattan up to 86th St. (from $250), and offers all clients follow-up phone calls, a note to your doctor, and an insurance form for reimbursement.
Support: If a group setting is more your speed, Tribeca Pediatrics holds a two-hour clinic every Thursday at 11am ($40). Yummy Mummy also offers a weekly 1.5 hour session on Tuesdays at 11am ($20). And, Brooklyn-based Bethany Nevin leads a weekly two-hour group on Wednesdays at 12:30 ($20) at Gumbo (493 Atlantic Ave., Boerum Hill; 718.855.7808). All of the groups aim to help nursing moms with feeding schedules, latching, and milk supply.