About Nicole

I Am Providing Virtual and Phone Consults!

I am a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) and member of the New York Lactation Consultant’s Association (NYLCA), Tri-State Breastfeeding Association.

A lifelong New York resident, I have called Astoria home since 2012.  After earning a degree in musical theatre and teaching theatre to children, I launched a 15-year career as a full-time nanny. I thought I knew everything about raising kids. (HA!)

Yet when my son, Finn, was born in 2015, I struggled with breastfeeding, as well as postpartum anxiety and depression. I was encouraged to attend a local moms’ group, Momally on Meetup. By attending the meetings, creating friendships with other moms, and seeking professional help, I was able to successfully work through the postpartum issues and actually breastfeed past my goal. My son is now healthy, energetic, and so tall.

Motherhood, and my postpartum experience, was life-changing for me, and I decided that I needed to give back to other mothers. I took the Lactation Counselor Training Course through the Healthy Children’s Project, Inc. and became a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC). Since becoming certified, I have consulted with new moms on latch issues, feeding positions, over-production, under-production, and mastitis. I am continuing my education currently by studying to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). I am also certified in Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED through the Red Cross and Mental Health First Aid through the ThriveNYC Initiative.

I am excited to pay it forward and assist you through your feeding experience.  I am here to help and listen over the phone, Facetime/Skype or in person. You got this MOM!

Contact Me by Phone, Email, or on my Social Media Pages.  Be sure to include your email and phone number in the messages.  Thank you!

Phone: 914-659-5561

Email: latchsmith22@gmail.com

What is a CLC?   Center For Breastfeeding

What is an IBCLC?   IBCLC

What is NYLCA?  NYLCA

What is Tri-State Breastfeeding Association?   TSBA

What is First Aid Certified?  Red Cross

What is Mental Health First Aid?   Mental Health First Aid  ThriveNYC