Heather McFadden - Lactation Consultant

About Heather

Heather McFadden has over 10 years experience as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She has a thriving private practice offering home visits, virtual consults, and prenatal breastfeeding classes. In addition to her private practice, Heather currently works as an IBCLC in a New York City hospital and teaches prenatal breastfeeding classes for Columbia University's Work/Life program. She has led breastfeeding group clinics at multiple pediatric practices in New York City. Heather has a published article in the Clinical Lactation Journal, has been consulted by Parents Magazine and Today's Parent, and was a guest speaker at the NYC Breastfeeding Leadership Council Conference of 2019. She is a proud La Leche League Leader and member of the New York Lactation Consultant's Association (NYLCA).

Heather moved to New York City to pursue a career in theater and dance. After a successful career performing on Broadway, she decided to seek a vocation more conducive to raising a family. Breastfeeding was a challenge with both of her children. With the help of a skilled lactation consultant and La Leche League she was able to overcome the difficulties and continued breastfeeding beyond her original goals. Her experience was life changing. As more of her friends began having children and sought her advice regarding breastfeeding, Heather noticed a growing passion. She loved helping new parents and their babies. She began attending conferences, workshops and courses and eventually pursued the mentoring pathway to become an IBCLC. She completed her internship from The Breastfeeding Center of Manhattan at Beth Israel Hospital where she assisted in the postpartum unit and NICU.

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