Sofya Brainin – Lactation Consultant

Who I am?

Sofya Brainin, Currently Practicing Registered Nurse( RN,BsN) and Lactation
Consultant (IBCLC).Current work places: NICU, Hospital Breastfeeding clinic,
Private practice

What do I do?

Helping moms and babies to establish and to continue a healthy Breastfeeding
relationships with an emphasis on Family centered care .My services sometimes
includes solutions to: painful breastfeeding, low and over milk supply,
breastfeeding twins and triplets, prevention and treatment of engorgement
and mastitis etc.

Who are my clients?

First time parents, second time parents and whoever need breastfeeding

Why do you need Lactation Consultant?

The medical system supposed to support breastfeeding. In real world mom and
her baby will be discharged from hospital 24 hours post labor and delivery. In
those 24 hours mom expected to recover from labor, to learn how to breastfeed
her baby and to master this skill and go home. Is it doable?
I doubt it…As a result mom falling into situation with lots and lots of unanswered
questions , doubts about all process and unfortunately early weaning from
In order to avoid that kind of situations mom needs professional help. The main
role of a Lactation Consultant is to provide the mom with answer urgent
questions related to Breastfeeding ,to help to establish the breastfeeding
relationship and to support the family during all period of breastfeeding.

How often you may need Lactation Consultant support?

Sometimes problem can be solved with one visit or even one phone call. In other
cases longer follow up needed. In my practise I consult moms of newborns and
bigger babies, sometimes even over one year olds.

How do I consult?

Client home visits , visits in my place, skype consultations, telephone and e-mail