Lorraine Mercado, R.N., L.C. & Founder of Nature's Baby
I am a Registered Nurse and a Lactation Specialist with over 20 years experience. I founded Nature’s Baby with the hopes of reaching expectant couples, giving them the most comprehensive breastfeeding information before their child is born. Many new mothers do not continue breastfeeding because they experience pain or believe they do not make enough milk to sustain their supply. Once they have the correct information and instruction they will be empowered to succeed.
After the child is born, Nature’s Baby continues to support the new family.
Sometimes, even with the best preparation, problems can arise. If that should happen, the parents can schedule a private appointment at my office where they will receive help and guidance. I have experience with pre-mature infants and infants born with cleft palate or Downs syndrome. Home visits are also available.
In addition to being a Lactation Consultant, I am a Certified CPR Instructor with The American Heart Association, I offer classes in Infant, Child and Adult CPR and AED instruction. Classes in comprehensive First Aid are also available at my Training Center which is located in Richmondtown, Staten Island. Classes are available 7 days a week, daytime and evening classes. To assure that each individual taking my class is confident in his ability to perform CPR/First Aid until Medical Personnel arrive, I limit my class size to 4 individuals and a final exam with skills assessment must be passed to receive Certification. I also offer BLS Recertification classes to Health Care Providers. Please all for reservation..929-428-3907