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Lactation Counseling


Serena Kalish, PA-C, CLC

Serena Kalish, PA-C, CLC

Serena is our Physician Assistant and also a Certified Lactation Counselor. She works very hard to help you figure out the best way to feed your child. She is here to support your short term and long term goals regarding breastfeeding. If you are having any difficulty with breastfeeding, she can help troubleshoot and figure out ways to improve your experience. She is accepting new patients, and is currently doing most lactation consults over telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most insurances cover for lactation counseling. Call the office at (301) 977-2440 to make an appointment today!

Some Benefits of Breastfeeding for the mother:

    Decreased risk of heart attack, metabolic syndrome, breast cancer, endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer, and death from breast cancer

    Breastfeeding is FREE!

    Mom and baby get special bonding time.

    Your breastmilk is specially made for your baby. The content of the milk changes depending on the baby's specific needs. 

    Your breastmilk has antibodies that protect the baby from illness.

Some Benefits of Breastfeeding for the baby:

    Decreased risk of infant death, diarrhea, death from pneumonia, and ear infections