• Breastfeeding Medicine
    Dr. Lauren Macaluso

  • (516) 498-2300

  • My Practice

    MISSION

    Transitioning to parenthood can be overwhelming. It is a unique period for mother and baby, also known as The Fourth Trimester. All breastfeeding mothers deserve an in depth session with follow up as needed to optimize their and their infant’s health. I am honored to provide quality care to breastfeeding families where their individual goals can be met.

     

    SERVICES

    Prenatal Breastfeeding Visits: Education, empowerment, preparation, so you’re ready to start after delivery of your baby.

     

    Office Visits: Visits usually last 1 hour and 15 minutes and cover detailed history and focused physical of mother and baby, observation and assistance with breastfeeding, and planning with full discussion covering all questions and problems. Follow up appointments scheduled to reassess for improvement or for new breastfeeding concerns.

     

    Common Reasons for Appointment:

    · Difficulty with Latch and Positioning
    · Sore, Cracked, Bleeding Nipples
    · Breast Pain, Pain with Breastfeeding
    · Concern of Low milk supply/Oversupply
    · Tongue Tie, Lip Tie
    · Baby Slow weight gain, Rapid weight gain
    · Baby Fussy, Gassy, Allergy, Reflux
    · Breastfeeding after Breast Reduction, Augmentation, Biopsy or Surgery
    · Breastfeeding Multiples
    · Breastfeeding Premature Infants
    · Pumping, Returning to work
    · Engorgement, Plugged Ducts
    · Breast, Nipple Infections

    About Dr. Lauren Macaluso, MD, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC

    Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
    Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
    International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
    American Academy of Pediatrics New York Chapter 2 Co-Breastfeeding Coordinator

    Dr. Lauren Macaluso provides specialized medical care for breastfeeding mothers and their children. She is proud to have a medical practice where a mother can get her and her baby’s breastfeeding needs met in one place. She received her Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, her medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and completed her pediatric residency at Children’s National Medical Center of George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

    Dr. Macaluso’s special interest in breastfeeding started after nursing her own two children while working part-time with medical students and residents in the newborn nursery. She identified a need for breastfeeding focused care and started her practice in 2006.

    She is a physician who has privileges at North Shore University Hospital and Cohen Children’s Medical Center and is proud to work with pediatricians, obstetricians, midwives, lactation consultants, breast surgeons, ENTs, oral surgeons, and feeding, physical and occupational therapists for optimal patient care.

    She is available for consults at her office.
    1575 Hillside Avenue
    Suite LL1
    New Hyde Park, NY 11040
    516-498-2300

    Office Policies

    Please call 516-498-2300 to schedule an appointment. We aim to schedule new babies as soon as possible. Appointments usually last about 1 hour and 15 minutes for mom and baby. We strive to provide the best care possible by seeing you and your baby, hearing your story, asking questions, examining both of you and watching a feeding.

     

    VISIT DETAILS

    Breastfeeding involves both mom and baby. To provide the best breastfeeding care possible we usually need to see both of you.

    We take a history of both mom and baby, examine each of you and observe a feeding. Then together we develop a plan for you and your baby.

     

    IMPORTANT INSURANCE DETAILS:

    We participate with most insurance plans. Since we complete two patient encounters (mom & baby), if your insurance company requires co-pays, we collect two co-pays. Insurance plans vary and change frequently, we charge the primary care co-pays and adjust if insurance states otherwise after the visit.

    We provide outpatient physician visits. If you call your insurance company to verify coverage, make sure that you state that you are seeing a physician in the field of Breastfeeding Medicine.

    MOM STORIES/TESTIMONIALS

    “I have finally achieved the breastfeeding success I believed I could have even in the darkest moments of the 3 months of pain, illness and misadventures in healthcare. I couldn’t be more thrilled and I owe it all to you. There needs to be more doctors like you.”

     

    “I was able to manage my overactive supply by following your suggestions. I also left your office with renewed confidence to follow my instincts and a reminder to enjoy this special process.”

     

    “You calmed my anxiety about the pediatrician’s weight concerns and gave me the tools to deal with any nursing complications as they arise.”

     

    “Before I came to your office, I wasn’t sure if I could keep nursing my son. It was so difficult, painful and frustrating. One session with you changed that.”

     

    “You even gave me guidance on diet, exercise, contraception and Vitamin D. I’m so happy I found you.”

     

    MILK DEPOT

    We are a Milk Depot site for The New York Milk Bank

    Approved donors can drop off milk by calling our office ahead to set a drop off time.

    http://www.nymilkbank.org

    Patient Resources

    The following documents are downloadable.

    1. General Intake Form

    2. Twin Intake Form

    3. HIPAA 2017

    Breastfeeding Medicine

    To Schedule an Appointment: We aim to see new babies as quickly as possible. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.

    Hours

    Monday By Appointment
    Tuesday By Appointment
    Wednesday By Appointment
    Thursday By Appointment
    Friday By Appointment

    Insurance Plans

    Aetna

    Cigna

    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

    Empire United Healthcare

    Local 1199

    Magnacare

    Multiplan

    Oxford

    United Healthcare

    Connect With Us

    1575 Hillside Avenue, Suite LL1

    New Hyde Park, New York 11040-2501

    Phone: 516-498-2300

    Fax: 516-498-2301

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