We strive to ensure that all guidance offered is judgment-free and designed to support your individual goals – whatever they may be.
The Nesting Place offers lactation consulting services and support groups to help every family meet their infant feeding goals. Our providers are trained to support a mother in order to navigate breastfeeding. Whether your goal is to exclusively breastfeed, assist with latch issues, alleviate pain at the breast, increase milk supply or foster a better feeding schedule, our providers are here to help.
Meet Our Lactation Specialists
Laura Moritz, RN, IBCLC
Laura Moritz is a Registered Nurse and Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant who is dedicated to providing family-centered care. As a nurse, lactation specialist, woman, mother, and life-long learner, she understands the struggles that many moms face. She is passionate about helping moms find the confidence to hear and trust their inner voice. Navigating breastfeeding and lactation can feel overwhelming for many. Laura offers specialized knowledge and support to help mothers in their journey.
Laura offers 1:1 consults at The Nesting Place and in home. She also offers virtual appointments and a free (virtual) breastfeeding support group Mondays at 10am. Register here
In-Person session: An in-person session will last for approximately 2-2.5 hours at The Nesting Place or in your home. It includes:
– functional assessment related to feeding and suck coordination.
– Snap shot of what baby is transferring at the breast by using a high tech scale.
– Head to toe assessment of baby and breastfeeding and/or bottle feeding,
– Discussion of your top concerns to create a plan that feels right for you.
– A personalized care plan, generally emailed to you within 48 hours.
Virtually: This appointment is approximately 1.5 hours via Zoom. Laura also asks that there be a support person available if possible to help with a second device to take pictures and videos while we complete the assessment together.
Payment methods are credit, HSA/FSA/CareCredit. Both appointment types include two weeks of support and follow up.
Get in touch with Laura
Gabriela “Bella” Rochford, MSOT, OTR/L, IBCLC
Bella is an Occupational Therapist and Lactation Consultant who specializes in lactation and infant feeding (breast & bottle) and development.
-Bottle Feeding Support
-Infant Oral Sensory Motor Therapy (pre and post frenectomy care)
-Infant Development Screening
As a NYS licensed OT with experience across healthcare settings-including hospitals, early intervention (birth-3 years old), and now her community-based/ mobile private practice Nurturing LIFT, LLC- Bella is dedicated to empowering her clients across the lifespan to live their lives to the fullest. She’s committed to providing a holistic therapeutic approach that respects the journeys of motherhood and infant development.
After receiving her Bachelor’s in Psychology from SUNY Geneseo, she went on to receive her Master’s in OT from Touro College. Bella has competed 90-hours of continuing education in lactation and is a Certified Breastfeeding Specialist. She has also taken advanced Oral Sensory- Motor coursework in early pediatric feeding therapy. Being a mama herself, Bella has dedicated her practice to equipping other mamas and their little ones with the information and tools to thrive!
To learn more about how she can help you, or to schedule an appointment, get in touch with Bella:
Janalyn Pomeroy, Certified Lactation Counselor
After completing her Masters Degree, Janalyn was the birth coordinator for a adoption agency where she had the opportunity to walk along brave women who were making an adoption plan for their unborn baby. She was a labor coach for over 25 birthmothers. This work instilled in her a love for the labor & delivery process and how crucial having support, education during delivery and the early stages of parenthood are in parents feeling confident and empowered. When she became a mom she got involved with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) where she found and gave support, education and leadership training on all the diverse aspects women go through in these early years of parenting.
The culmination of these seasons of her life has brought her to the wonderful world of being a doula and lactation consultant. There are few things more sacred in life than the birth of a baby and the first few weeks of having them home with you. It is a time of immense joy, pain, hormones and lack of sleep. It is her desire to provide parents with an extra layer of support giving them special moments to breathe through this sacred time.
Get in touch with Janalyn
Phone: (417) 499-0645
Ebonie Karma Tudor, Certified Lactation Counselor
Karma, whose birth name is Ebonie Tudor, is a Mother, Doula, Childbirth Educator, Lactation Counselor and Yoga Teacher. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Karma was first introduced to yoga in 2015. After doing the ‘big chop’, a pivotal moment in a woman’s life where she opts to start all over and be free thinking, she decided to get into yoga. From her first yoga class, Karma was addicted to reflecting inward and sharing the importance of women’s wellness.
Get in touch with Karma
Phone: (646) 818-9358