Meet BFREE's New Lactation Consultant: Jennifer L. Giordano, MS, APRN, FNP, IBCLC
Jennifer L. Giordano is the Director of Latch With Love, Inc., East Setauket, NY and Lactation Consultant for Peds First Pediatrics, Medford, NY. Jennifer is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and known as an expert in the field of lactation management. She was the Lactation/Perinatal Education Coordinator for St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center and Lecturer/Board Advisor for Prepared Childbirth Educators, Inc. She also taught a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor course nationally which focused on preparing hospitals for Baby-Friendly designation. Jennifer was recognized by the New York State Department of Health for contributing to the statewide collaborative Breastfeeding Quality Improvements in Hospitalization (BQIH) which focused on increasing hospital breastfeeding exclusivity rates and lectured for Great Beginnings New York: The Future Starts with Breastfeeding. Jennifer is a member of the Association of Lactation Providers, Long Island, NY. She is also passionate about support of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and was awarded the Pioneer Award by Postpartum Resource Center of New York for her initiation of postpartum support groups. Jennifer is a graduate of Stony Brook University, Master of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner and University of Florida, Bachelor of Science, Nursing programs.
Jennifer is excited to assist in increasing breastfeeding community support as the IBCLC of the New York State Department of Health-Northwell BFREE Team!