Bed-Stuy , Brooklyn
Simone became a La Leche League leader for her local group in Brooklyn while actively nursing her daughter and soon after (2014) became a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC). She has worked in the clinics, doing home visits and support groups. She knows how important prenatal education and postpartum support are in impacting breastfeeding rates and success. Simone has now gone on to nurse her 2nd child, but with its fair share of obstacles which further enhance her passion for this work and support the lactation dyad. The spirit of family is central to Simone’s mission in life. She is fueled by the belief that everyone should have access to support and resources even when they may find themselves distant from their relatives. She has assisted families in the foster system, in shelters, within the LGBTQ community, families with special needs, premature births and families of multiples. Simone has an enduring commitment to provide support, care and education to those from all walks of life.
Lactation Support Session
- In-person lactation support session at the comfort of your home (or hospital)
- Session covers evaluation, positioning, support with latch, and more
- Education and validation to leave you breastfeeding with confidence
- A follow-up call
Simone was attentive, personal, calm and professional. She was great and helped us at the hardest time of my nursing time. It was my first week of nursing and I was absolutely desperate to get help. She helped me with nursing positioning and also taught me a lot of useful information/links that gave me peace of mind. I felt so much better after the session. Moreover, she would answer any questions I had even after the session. My nursing has been going well and I cannot thank Simone more.
Rie M. L.
My baby had gotten sick in day 2 postpartum. We had to stay in the NICU for a week. During that time I lost my milk supply, was extremely exhausted, and anxious. Simone was my postpartum doula since our baby was 2mo. She helped me with lactation, breastfeeding, infant sleep, getting a rhythm, and just allowing me to rest. As a first time mom she had the perfect attitude and was always very helpful from the moment she arrived. I did really like that Simone knew how to make herself helpful in our home, our dogs were very comfortable with her, and I trusted her with my baby. Simone was always available by text and answered all my questions very thoughtfully and with a lot of knowledge. Simone will not force anything on you, will take direction, and teach with a lot of grace. I’m so thankful to her and the love that she brought into our family.
Simone saved me!! Before Simone, my nipples were cracked and bleeding. I was overwhelmed and unsupported. Despite reading every chance I got, I wasn't internalizing the information I was reading due to exhaustion and stress. Simone gave me useful information in a patient and helpful manner. She fixed my latch issues and offered suggestions on how to improve my latch in the future. She helped with cooking, educated me, and helped me feel more comfortable with my postpartum body. She was a friend, a teacher, a mother, a savior! I couldn't recommend her enough.
Jean E K.
Simone was a calming presence throughout our time working with her. I was nervous about breastfeeding for the first time, so I wanted to know that when I came home with the baby from the hospital I would have support lined up. Simone met us at the apartment the day after coming home and it was such a relief to have her hands on help as I figured out breastfeeding. She checked in on me as the first few weeks went by, and again even months later as I returned to work. She's great.
Once our daughter was finally born, Simone, who is a lactation consultant, was there to help our daughter initiate breastfeeding. I can't underestimate how helpful this was, and I think was essential in setting the foundation for me to be able to successfully breastfeed. Simone was also very helpful during our postpartum visit, and helped us troubleshoot breastfeeding and other issues. It was a huge help knowing I could always text or call with questions during those intense first few weeks with a newborn. As first time parents, just knowing we had an experienced expert to call gave us so much peace of mind. Almost 4 months later, Simone still routinely checks in with us to see how we're doing and answers any questions I have.
Kate R. S.
Our baby did not take to breastfeeding quickly/easily, but we were fortunate enough to have Simone by our side showing us new positions, introducing us to a nipple shield, and making lactation cookies for my wife. After a few weeks of trying, our baby became a lean, mean, breastfeeding machine. There were many times when we thought it would NEVER happen, but Simone's continued help and support got us through it. Simone is fantastic and we can't thank her enough!
Simone is wonderful! She came to help me the day after I got home from the hospital (and even though I wasn't able to give her advance notice.) Simone was very patient and helped me with breastfeeding, pumping and baby's bath. I had a lot of trouble breastfeeding but she helped me get through the challenges during the first couple weeks. I referred Simone to my friends who recently had newborns and their experience has been great too. Thank you Simone!
I had an emergency c-section and my milk production took about 10 days to come in. These days were super stressful and I am so glad we worked with Simone to get on the right track. Minutes after walking into our apartment, Simone had baby and I breastfeeding so seamlessly! It was really amazing, especially after the first week I had with the new baby and my milk slowly coming in. Simone recommended different feeding positions and also examined baby's tongue tie. We decided it was best to get the tongue tie clipped and this really helped with the baby being able to get a deeper latch. Simone has been fantastic with following up with me throughout this first month of baby's life - it was been SO helpful. Simone seriously changed the game for us, I was worried that our baby would not be able to breastfeed successfully. With her help, we've been able to get my milk production up and get baby latched. Now, I spend most of the day nursing the baby and it is so wonderful! Thank you Simone!!!
Rachel C. N.
Simone's teaching style resonated with me. She was direct and precise with her information but in a nurturing way. She was able to get the points across in an easy-to-understand manner. I thouroughly enjoyed my experience with her. If you need help with anything Breastfeeding, Simone is your gal! Posted 3/26/2017