About Sara

My Story

 

Sara Raskind, RN BSN CLC is a Registered Nurse, Certified Lactation Counselor and loving mother of 2 who specializes in Maternal-Child Health. Upon graduating from Adelphi University's School of Nursing, Sara first began her career working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood, FL. As a NICU Nurse, Sara underwent intense training and quickly became an expert in providing much-needed lactation education and support to her patients. Her love and passion for helping mothers properly nourish their children led her to become certified as a Lactation Counselor. Sara's experience has given her the ability to handle even the toughest breastfeeding problems and her in-depth clinical knowledge allows her to provide safe, effective and evidence-based care to both Mommy and Baby.

 

Working in a hospital setting, Sara realized that the lactation support provided was lacking. Typically, a mother would be seen by a lactation consultant once at best before  being discharged. Feeling overwhelmed and nervous these mothers are often sent home ill-prepared to take on one of the most beautiful aspects of motherhood-Breastfeeding. Sara started her lactation consulting practice in  response to the need of in-depth continued lactation counseling at home. 

 

Sara's goal is to empower new moms, provide counseling education and support so that both new and experienced moms have a successful breastfeeding experience.

 

I feel privileged to be able to blend my personal experience with professional knowledge to provide support and guidance to new families.

 

- Sara Raskind RN BSN CLC

How I can Help

 

  • Prenatal consultations

  • No breast changes during pregnancy or after birth

  • Sore nipples or pain during breastfeeding

  • Sleepy baby, or baby that won’t latch

  • Baby weight gain issues

  • History of breast surgery or trauma

  • Breastfeeding multiples

  • Special needs baby

  • Adoptive breastfeeding

  • Infants with a tongue tie

  • Infants with cleft palate/lip

  • Low milk production

  • Over active let down/oversupply

  • Mastitis/blocked ducts

  • Re-lactation

  • Pumping

  • Use of breastfeeding aids (nipple shields, etc)

  • Returning to work or school

  • Pumping techniques and schedules.