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Covid-19 Update

The health and safety of your family and ours is of paramount importance while we continue to offer essential services during the ongoing pandemic. Rest assured that we are monitoring and following CDC, WHO, and Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine guidelines for clinical best practices. We continually update our Wellness and Cancellation Policy and sanitation protocols in accordance with the latest recommendations. If you have any questions prior to scheduling your visit, please contact Amy.

Meet Amy Johnston, IBCLC

Hi!  I'm Amy, founder of Community Lactation and Parenting.  As the mother to two young sons who are my world, I am especially sensitive to the concerns of new parents.  With the help of an amazing IBCLC, I was able to overcome the nursing difficulties my first son and I were facing and fall in love with breastfeeding! I knew very early in our nursing relationship that I had been called to work with young families--not only to help them breastfeed successfully for the nutritional and immunological benefits to their infants, but also to help them establish a bond that promotes intuitive, responsive parenting. 

 

When Quinn, my first baby, was just a few months old, I left my job as a public high school teacher and began working in corporate lactation (2011). The following year, I obtained accreditation as a La Leche League Leader.  In 2014, I gave birth to my second son, Holden--soon after earning a Parent Educator credential from Attachment Parenting International. FINALLY in 2017, I achieved my dream of becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and began teaching breastfeeding classes and facilitating outpatient breastfeeding support groups for a local hospital.  It is my mission to ensure that every family in Nassau County has access to affordable, quality, evidence-based lactation care.

Breastfeeding is much more than feeding; it is the foundation of a relationship that continues to evolve long after weaning.  It is my passion to help parents reach their feeding and parenting goals by balancing practical, research-based information with empathic support.  I look forward to connecting with your family and am honored to support you through your nursing challenges and beyond!

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Services 

Weekly Baby-Weigh Drop In For Established Clients
Parenting Support Groups
In-office Lactation Consultations
Parenting Classes
Lactation Home Visits
Private Parenting Support Sessions
 
 
 

Testimonials

"Amy truly helped me figure out the latch-on issues with my one month old. During a time that can be so stressful she worked with me one on one until the problems were resolved. She is so dedicated and compassionate. I can think of no one better suited for the services she is offering."

Jenny
mother of Charlie and Ella