Lactation, Feeding & Nutrition

Supporting optimal health from the start

WHO WE WORK WITH:

We work with parent infant dyads who experience a range of issues, click here to read more.

HOW WE WORK WITH YOU:

Brain health is vital, our complete whole brain assessment will help identify targeted support you may need. Too often, brain dysfunction is normalized even though full brain function is vital to helping you live your fullest & best life.

All bodily systems are interconnected – often a dysfunction in one area is connected to another directly or indirectly. Symptoms may be far from their root causes. We uncover & identify healing opportunities that are often otherwise overlooked through our comprehensive assessment process.

We work with the latest functional labs, backed by rigorous science & research. Testing may include blood, stool, urine, or saliva samples. Our motto is test rather than guess, and treat the whole person not the lab results.

Each client receives an initial consultation followed by a set of health coaching sessions to help them follow protocols designed specifically for them. Depending on the service, programs and packages may be available.

Our Integrative Wellness Team consists of our Founder Nina, Clinical Advisors, and Specialists who work together to provide a range of services. Clients benefit from a cohesive rather than a fragmented experience as they receive the best in high quality Integrative, Functional & Holistic Care from our team.

Helping people build foundations of wellness in their lives is deeply gratifying. We enjoy educating clients and helping them keep their health in their own hands through increased awareness and education.

OUR COMMITMENT:

We offer a range of services and programs to optimize human potential so that individuals, families, schools, organizations & communities can fully thrive. Our approach is rooted in neuroscience & biopsychosocial foundations. Our practice is inclusive and anti-oppression in orientation. We value privacy and informed consent. We affirm the full range of bodily experiences that people have when they are feeding and caring for their babies. We actively pursue ongoing education in the latest evidence based approaches, ethics, and wellness. As a result, we pride ourselves on being:

  • Evidence-based
  • Client-centered
  • Anti-oppression
  • Comprehensive

Please ask about our sliding scale if you have Medicaid, WIC, are in need or if you work in public service info@wholebrainwholebody.com. Priority given to BIPOC individuals and families.

To learn more about our vision, mission & values click here.

ABOUT

Hi, I’m Nina!

MSEd., CHHP., FDNP., CD., CBC., PPNE, CCCE.

I am the founder of Whole Brain Whole Body, and I run the Infant Health Clinic for parents and their babies ages 0-2. As a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor & Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, I provide specialized lactation, functional nutrition & feeding support.  Whether you are breastfeeding, chestfeeding, bottle feeding, weaning, introducing solids, or looking for support pre or post frenotomy, I am available to provide comprehensive and holistic support. I am a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, and currently credentialing to become an IBCLC. I also provide services to older children, teens, families & adults.

My work is born out of a deep desire to re-imagine the human experience, and that includes re-imagining health, birth, parenthood & everything in between. I wear hats as a Full Spectrum Doula, Childbirth Educator, Parent Coach & Mentor, Consultant & more. Over the course of my multi-sectoral & multi-dimensional career of 20 years, I have honed a variety of skill sets to work with the foundations of human development across sectors, life stages, and roles including adult & child development, health & wellness and maternal & child health. For more information about my training & specializations click here.

WHAT CLIENTS SAY:

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I started Whole Brain, Whole Body because I firmly believe that greater access to alternative, holistic care is necessary and possible. Therefore, I remain continually committed to anti-racism and the Black community in all of my efforts - particularly in the following ways:
Many people ask me what Holistic Lactation Services are. It should go without saying that breastfeeding issues are health issues.

For ethical reasons, we’re unable to answer any clinical questions but we would love to hear from you. Tell us a little bit about yourself, what you’re seeking and where you’re located. If you have an urgent scheduling need and don’t see any available appointments on our online system, we may be able to accommodate you. The best way to reach us is via email.

Available via telehealth globally, and locally in the greater NYC & tri-state area: