Directory Of Lactation Consultants In India

After almost 24 hours of labour, my baby girl arrived. We were obviously overjoyed. I was exhausted but my baby was wailing away, obviously hungry.  I was all ready to feed her knowing how hungry she must be. Unfortunately, that wasn’t on the cards for me just yet – I wasn’t lactating. Thus began the ordeal. Thankfully for me, I had a really good lactation specialist attached to the hospital where I had my baby.

Who Are Lactation Consultants?

Lactation consultants offer special assistance to new moms who have unusual breastfeeding concerns. They help women experiencing breastfeeding problems, such as latching difficulties, painful nursing, and low milk production.

Best Prenatal Classes In Delhi

Nutan Pandit

With 38 years of experience and 3 books under her belt, Nutan Pandit holds classes for couples that address  Lamaze breathing, pre and postnatal exercises, breastfeeding, baby care.
Address: Natural Childbirth Center, C – 407, Ground Floor, Defence Colony GF, New Delhi
Phone: 24601689, 24690552, 41551662, 9910210409
Website: Natural Childbirth Center

Vandana Sarkar

She holds antenatal workshops and provides labour support to pregnant women. She is also a lactation consultant who will help you with all your breastfeeding problems or queries.
Address: Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science & Research, B-16, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi
Phone: 9560666804
Email: Vandana.sarkar@sitarambhartia.org

Camilla Conti

Camilla Conti runs an organization called Myyum. They counsel mothers who are breastfeeding through special circumstances; holds prenatal classes on breastfeeding for mothers and the extended family. If you can’t meet her face to face, she’s happy to a consultant over Skype. They also do lactation consultant home visits in Noida, South and Central Delhi and Ghaziabad.
Address: 14081, ATS Greens Paradiso, Greater Noida
Phone: 8860724460
Website: Myyum
Email: myyuminfo@gmail.com

Dr Divya Deswal

Working with pregnant women and babies in pre- and postnatal period through her organization
Phone: 9811718141
Email: divya.deswal@gmail.com
Facebook: BirthbondsBirthbonds, Dr Divya Deswal offers a continuum of support – Doula; Prenatal Program on Birth Art and Bond and Breastfeeding support. She has been providing support to women for over 15 years. 

Dr Geetika Gangwani

Dr Gangwani is a lactation consultant who actively promotes breastfeeding. She helps her patients with what’s the most comfortable position to feed in, nutrition correction and lots of patience. She is also an antenatal and birthing specialist.
Address: Mamma Mia- A Fortis Healthcare Initiative, Fortis La Femme Centre for Women, S-549, Greater Kailash II
Phone: 40579561/45302299
Address: Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Sector 44 (Opposite HUDA City Centre Metro Station) Gurgaon
Phone: 124 – 4962260
Address: Fortis Hospital A Block, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi
Phone: 45302299
Website: Mammamia Fortis
Email: mammamia@fortishealthcare.com

Dr Nidhi Asthana

Dr Nidhi Asthana is an Infant & Child Feeding Counsellor who can answer all your pre and post-pregnancy lactation queries. Her background in nutrition helps her give diets that can help with post-pregnancy weight loss as well.
Address: D-64, DLF New Town Heights, Sector 91, Gurgaon
Phone: 9958215050, 0124-4080049
Website: Green Tree Healthcare

Dr. Shacchee Baweja

With over 16 years of experience in childcare, Dr Baweja is an internationally certified lactation consultant at BLK Hospital, Delhi. You can consult her on breastfeeding issues and is known to provide solutions to latching problems, lactation issues and also conducts classes for breastfeeding counselling. She can be reached both at the hospital and at her private clinic.
Address: B-3/399, PaschimVihar, Delhi and BLK Super Specialty Hospital Building No-5, Pusa Road, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi
Phone: 8510006959 (clinic) and 30403040 (Hospital)
Website: Dr Baweja

Dr. Minakshi Saxena

One of the oldest doctors in the field of mother and childcare, Dr Saxena has experience of over 30 years. She has been practising lactation consultancy for over a decade at various health institutions and is now the chief coordinator at Paras Hospitals. 
Address: Paras Hospitals-New Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida
Phone: 01244585555
Website: Paras Hospitals

Mumbai

Dr Manisha Gogri

Dr Gogri helps mothers to start breastfeeding and maintain lactation when things aren’t going smoothly She also specialises in processes to help induce lactation for surrogacy and adoption.
Address: 306, Canna CHS, 3rd floor, ‘A’ wing, Cliff Avenue, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai
Phone:9821418983
Website: Fit For Birth
Email: drmanishagogri@fitforbirth.net

Effath Yasmin

Effath Yasmin’s lactation care includes breastfeeding guidance, support, and counselling to help new mom and their families. One of her areas of speciality is induced Lactation and re-lactation support, breastfeeding for adoption, surrogacy, premature birthing and twins.
Address: Oberoi Woods, Goregaon East, Mumbai
Phone: 9819890069
Website: Nourish and Nurture
Email: yasmin@nourishandnurture.in

Aloka Gambhir

Aloka Gambhir conducts classes on breastfeeding at home and educates/ counsels mothers when they start or during their lactation journey. She also educates parents about choosing the right sling to how to wear their babies on them.
Phone:  9820452744 
Website: Wholesomemamma
Email: aloka@wholesomemamma.in

Sanam Motwani

Sanam Motwani is the first Labour Doula from Mumbai to complete her certification from CAPPA. She stays with her client through the pregnancy, labour and post-birth and helps her cope with the rigours of labour. The postnatal support includes breastfeeding guidance.
Phone: 26486575 / 9820445797 / 9819935451
Website: New Beginningz
Email: sanam.motwani@yahoo.co.in

Mrs Elenora Dsouza

Elenora Dsouza is a certified lactation consultant and nutritionist who runs an organization called Moms To Be. They have classes at their centre. If you’re unable to make, they can consult virtually as well. She’s extremely passionate about breastfeeding and the parenting journey. She takes each session personally.
Phone: 9820105265
Website: Moms To Be
Email: momstobeindia@gmail.com

Dr Sonali N. Tawde

She’s a gynaecologist and lactation consultant at Kaushalya Medical Foundation Trust Hospital, Thane. She has spent the last 12 years assisting couples to have kids, advising to- be parents about childbirth and is a trained psychologist as well.
Address: A.K. Vaidya Road, Panch Pakhadi, Thane West, Thane
Phone: 9322955374/ 9167204018

Baby 360 Degrees by Sonali Shivlani

Sonali Shivlani is an Internationally Certified Pregnancy, Lactation and Child Nutrition Counsellor. Her programmes are customised and include the involvement of the spouse at every step of the way. 

Email: sonali@baby360degrees.com
Phone: 7666360360 
Website: Baby 360 Degrees by Sonali Shivlani

Aloka Mehta Gambhir

Aloka is an award-winning blogger and her popular site Wholesomemamma has been a source of information and reassurance for women across the globe. In addition to being a professional Babywearing Consultant, Aloka is a Lactation Educator. With regard to lactation, she specialises in breastfeeding related queries from the point of view of a counsellor.
Phone: 9820452744
Website: wholesomemamma

Dr. Snigdha Mehta’s Physiotherapy Centre

Dr Snigdha Mehta is a certified teacher for pre and postnatal programmes and her classes impart advice on labour, lactation, childcare, and parenting. She is extremely popular with expecting mommies.
Phone:  26192323
Website: Dr. Snigdha Mehta’s Physiotherapy Centre
Email: drsnimehta@gmail.com

Health 4 Ur Child by Dr Mugdha Joshi

Dr Mugdha Joshi is a Homoeopath Dietician specialized in the field of Child Nutrition and Obesity, and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She runs a lactation management OPD at Holy Family Hospital in Bandra and also does home visits for lactation consultation. 
Phone:  9769435861
Website: Health 4 Ur Child by Dr Mugdha Joshi
Email: drmugdha4u@gmail.com

Nine Months Pregnancy

Nine Months is an exclusive antenatal care program designed to make the pregnant woman feel good throughout the pregnancy and prepare her for a smooth, safe and easy delivery. Dr Rita Shah is the force behind Nine Months Pregnancy. She is a qualified Lamaze consultant and has authored a book named ‘Nine Months’. The centres are a one-stop-shop for information about breastfeeding, new-born care, diet and nutrition, post-partum, caesarean birth, labour and more. 

Phone:  9821139999
Address: Nepean Sea Road, Khar, Charni Road, Mulund
Website:  Nine Months Pregnancy
Email: ritaninemonths@gmail.com

Fortis Mamma Mia

Fortis La Femme is a healthcare provider for all stages of a woman’s life from birth and adolescence to motherhood, menopause and beyond.  Their Mamma Mia offering specialises in Early Pregnancy and Birth classes. They have a five-session module which also includes a lactation and baby care workshop.
Phone:  39199342
Address: Vashi
Website: Fortis Mamma Mia
Email: mammamia@fortislafemme.in

Bangalore

Ruth Patterson

Sister Ruth Patterson is a well-known lactation consultant in Bangalore. She believes that breast milk is the healthiest things a baby can have and advocates it fiercely. She calls in natures great gift.
Address: Cloudnine Hospitals. Click here for the locations across the city
Phone: 18605009999

Chetana Kulkarni

She educates pregnant women and their families about breastfeeding. She assists with all kinds of lactation issues that may arise once the baby is born. She also provides healthy meal plans for kids until the age of 10 years. Chetana Kulkarni does home visits in and around Bangalore East.
Address: Indiranagar, Bangalore
Phone: 8105233881
Email: chetuk3@gmail.com

Joyce Jayaseelan

Joyce Jayaseelan is a well-known lactation consultant and has 20 years of experience to back her. She’s also a trained family counsellor.
Address: The Nest, 154/9, 2nd Floor, Bannerghatta Road, Opp. IIMB, Bangalore
Contact: 9663367253

Dr Payal Biswas Soo

She’s a CAPPA certified lactation specialist. Her areas of expertise include Lamaze techniques and Breastfeeding techniques.
Address: Divakar Speciality Hospital 2nd Phase, J P Nagar, Bangalore
Phone: 9886130980
Email: payal.cam@gmail.com

Dr Asha Benakappa

Dr Asha Benakappa is a certified Lactation expert who can help with breastfeeding and latching issues. She offers pregnancy and post-natal program, lactation counselling, child nutrition counselling. She also gives healthy meal plans for children from birth to ten years of age.
Address: No.601, 1st Cross, Banashankari 3rd Stage, Banashankari, Bangalore
Phone: 30752475 Extn: 6417

The Nest

The Nest programme by Fortis Healthcare is designed to meet the needs of the mother and the baby during and after pregnancy. The doctors at The Nest will help prepare mothers for breastfeeding during pregnancy.  Post-delivery, they will help the mothers with common problems such as milk production, treatment for sore nipples as well as guidance on continued feeding post 2 years.
Phone:  9663367253
Address: 154/9, Bannerghatta Road, Opp. IIMB, Bangalore 
Website: The Nest
Email: Care.bng@fortishealthcare.com

Dr. Shagufta Parveen At The Cradle

Apollo Cradle is one of the leading best maternity hospitals in India for women and children Dr. Shagufta Parveen is a childbirth educator, a women’s health physiotherapist at The Cradle and one of the most popular lactation experts in Bangalore. She is also a lactation expert recommended by Medela.
Phone:  9663367253
Address: #25, 46th Cross, 5th Block, Near Raghavendra Swamy Mutt, Jayanagar, Bangalore 
Website: The Cradle

Lactation Support From Portea

Kanga and Roo is a post-natal care program carefully designed to take the workload and the worries away from new parents. This service provides you with supportive medical care as prescribed by the doctor and includes lactation support and nutrition for new mothers.
Phone:  9663367253
Address: #25, 46th Cross, 5th Block, Near Raghavendra Swamy Mutt, Jayanagar, Bangalore 
Website: The Cradle
 
Dr Ravneet Joshi at the Manipal Hospitals

Dr Ravneet Joshi has over 10 years of experience as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She is also a member of the of Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP), Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (BPNI), and Academy of Breastfeeding and International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA).
Location: Manipal Hospital, 98, Kodihalli, Opposite Leela Palace Road, Old Airport Road, Bangalore 
Website: Manipal Hospitals

Pune

Niloufer Ebrahim

Niloufer Ebrahim is a consultant psychologist, therapist, counsellor, life coach, facilitator and trainer with more than 20 years of experience. She is a trained lactation consultant and practices at Jehangir Hospital.  Dr Ebrahim helps new mothers with the issues such as feeding a baby after C-section, feeding twins/a premature baby/a baby who was kept in the NICU after birth, a drop or increase in milk supply, baby’s weight loss, a working mother’s going back-to-work worries etc. She also guides new mothers on the best practices for effective feeding, baby’s diet after 6 months, expressing & storing milk, mother’s nutrition during breastfeeding and post-natal stress management.

Address: Jehangir Hospital, Sassoon Road, Pune

Phone: 020 66811000 / 9881151337

Swara Ahluwalia
Swara Ahluwalia is a certified lactation counsellor associated with The Yearling House. She provides prenatal, newborn and toddler guidance to the parents. The nursing mothers can reach out to her to address every query, right from feeding to weaning. She advises on what to expect in the first 6 weeks of baby’s birth, best breastfeeding techniques, reasons for the low milk supply & how to deal with it, latching & position, and baby’s weight gain during breastfeeding. She conducts several meet-ups & workshops on breastfeeding.
Phone:  9819697102
Facebook: The Yearling House

Dr. Amrita Desai

Dr Amrita Desai is a lactation consultant at Cloudnine. She counsels both in-patients and out-patients about breastfeeding. She advises new mothers on all breastfeeding queries – from positioning the infant at the breast, the right breastfeeding diet, nipple care, breast pumps, milk supply, infant sucking etc.
Address: Axon Building, Survey No 28/1, Bhamburda, Shivajinagar
Email: amriita_desai@yahoo.com

Dr Mangala Wani
Dr Mangala Wani is one of the popular names among the parents in Pune owing to her long-standing experience of 30 years in obstetrics & gynaecology. She is an international board-certified lactation consultant. She runs her own clinic called Hirkani Gynaecology & Breastfeeding Clinic, which offers treatment in women’s wellness, pregnancy, breastfeeding, menopause, infertility, endoscopy and other related areas. 
Address: A2, Hrishikesh Co. Op. Housing Society, Om Super Market Chowk, Model Colony, Pune
Phone:  020 25677274

Dr Ashwini Joshi
Dr Ashwini Joshi is a certified childbirth educator at Oorja Homeopathic Clinic. She advises on prenatal and postnatal care, lactation, breastfeeding nutrition and maternity exercises. She also does home visits for lactation counselling.
Address:  722/38, Annapurna Bungalow, Laxmi Park Colony, Sadashiv Peth, Pune
Phone: 9822440387

Chennai

Dr. Jayashree Jayakrishnan, Happy Mom – Pregnancy to Motherhood

At Happy Mom right from conception, an expected mom is guided along with her family members. They educate couples on birth options and also train couples for WaterBirth and Aquanatal classes – the first of their kind in Chennai.

Phone: 9444432677, 9840852678

Website: Happy Mom

Email: happymomnmomtobe@gmail.comjai_sriphysio@yahoo.co.in

MILC Centre

MILC’ is an acronym for Mothers’ and Infants’  Lactation/Breastfeeding Care Centre. The ‘MILC’ Centre is the first of its kind in Chennai.
Website: MILC CentreDr. Padmini Balagopal. Dr.Padmini Balagopal, a Registered Dietitian, Diabetes Educator and a Board-Certified Lactation Consultant.
Address: GF4, Shanti Towers,133, Luz Church Road, Mylapore, Chennai
Phone:  044 24992737

Dr Sujatha Rajnikanth

Dr Sujatha Rajnikanth has over 17 years of experience as a Gynaecologist. You can visit her at PennNalam Ambattur Rotary Hospital, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr Sujatha Rajnikanth on Lybrate.com. 
Address: Penn Nalam, Ambattur Rotary Hospital Campus, 1st Main, Ambattur Industrial Estate, Ambattur, Chennai

Dr Shiva Singh Shekhawat

Dr Shiva Singh Shekhawat is one of the best Gynaecologists in Karapakkam, Chennai. She has over 15 years of experience as a Gynaecologist. She has done MBBS, DGO, DNB. She is currently associated with Apollo Medical Center Karapakkam in Karapakkam, Chennai.
Address: Apollo Medical Center Karapakkam (Apollo Cradle), NO-2/319, OMR, Chennai

Dr Sujatha Mohan

Dr Sujatha Mohan is a Consultant – Pediatrics in Vijaya Health Care, Chennai which is a modern and state-of-the-art facility, fully equipped to provide medical care to the children in coordination with the family of the child. 
Address: Vijaya Hospital New No 434 Old No 180, NSK Salai, Vadapalani, Near Vadapalani Bus Stand, Chennai
Phone: 04466646600

Chennai Birth Network

Chennai Birth Network is a place for all likeminded people in the field of Birthing and Lactation to share their views, ideas and concerns. You can get great support from this forum. 
Website: Chennai Birth Network

La Leche League International

La Leche League is an international, nonprofit, non­sectarian organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. La Leche League of India offers support and information through online mother to mother support group, monthly meetings, telephonic help from experienced leaders etc.
Website: La Leche League Pan­India Group
Phone: +91 9840916200 or +91 9840916200 
E-mail: varsh2683@gmail.com

Dr. Sonali Santhanam, Birth Basix

Dr. Sonali Santhanam is a Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner and Lactation Counselor. Sonali’s perinatal programs support women from pre-conception to well after they have birthed their babies. In addition to helping women enjoy a healthy and pain-free pregnancy, Sonali helps expectant mothers and combines her expertise as a physical therapist, a childbirth educator and a lactation counsellor to help women stay fit and pain-free through pregnancy, to have a safe and gentle birthing experience and a joyful transition to motherhood.
Website: Dr. Sonali Santhanam, Birth Basix
Phone: 9500076946
E-mail: sonushenoy@gmail.com or birthbasix@gmail.com

Rekha Sudarsan

Progeny is an exclusive programme that prepares a pregnant woman and her family for all they to know during the miraculous nine months and beyond. ThroughHypnoBirthing they are taken through comfortable Birthing Lactation Consultancy helps impart the importance of Breastfeeding. Perinatal Fitness and Wellness takes care of health and wellness while a woman is pregnant and after childbirth.
Phone: 9840791901
E-mail: rekhasudar@gmail.com

Hyderabad

Rainbow Children’s Hospital And Perinatal Centre

Rainbow Hospitals has been conducting breastfeeding preparation sessions for pregnant women and their families. The Lactation Centre at Rainbow promotes sustained breastfeeding. Ms Shreya Reddy is the Rainbow Hospital lactation consultant who leads the effort in providing support to new moms.
Address: Plot No. 22, Road No. 10, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 
Phone: 4044665555 /  4023319191
Website: Rainbow Children’s Hospital And Perinatal Centre
 

Rekha Sudarshan
Rekha Sudarsan is a Psychologist by education and profession (since 1995), a consultant Childbirth Educator and Lactation consultant. She has trained over thousands of expectant mothers since 2003. More importantly, she is a mother of two (17 and 15), the personal experiences coming in handy while relating to your circumstances. Rekha Sudarsan finds her soul in enlivening, empowering and enriching the lives of pregnant and lactating women. She is available for private consultations as well.
Address:  Various (Consults at Rainbow Hospitals, Banjara Hills), Hyderabad 
Phone: 4023319191

Swapna Healthcare

Swapna Healthcare has certified lactation consultants and Breastfeeding Counsellors. Mothers who wish to nurse their babies soon after birth can receive assistance from lactation consultants, who will review correct breastfeeding and pumping techniques with them and will be on hand to address any questions and concerns that moms may have, including proper nutrition while breastfeeding.
Address:  6-3-1111/19, Nishath Bagh, Begumpet, Hyderabad 
Phone: 40 23402417 / 40 23405019
Website: Swapna Healthcare

Dr.Vindoha
Dr Vindoha is one of the most renowned names in this field in Hyderabad. She has organized many workshops with Dr.Padmini Balagopal, an International Board Certified Lactation consultant in various hospitals like Fernandez, Rainbow, Lotus, Shanthabai, Apollo and Anupama Hospitals of Hyderabad.
Phone: 40 40042673
Website: Happy Mom

Lactation Clinic At Ankura Hospital For Women And Children

Ankura Children’s Hospital prides itself on being among the foremost and best-equipped lactation clinics in the city of Hyderabad. Their team of doctors and paediatricians ensure that the best practices in feeding are imparted to the modern young mothers of today, those who have to balance their motherhood with the ever-increasing demands and pressures of modern work life. Dr. Vinodha Vunnam leads the program and she is a certified Lamaze Childbirth Educator and Lactation Consultant as well.
Address: Secunderabad / A.S.Rao Nagar / Kukatpally / Boduppal / Madinaguda
Phone: +91 40 4989 9999 / +91 40 4969 9999 / +91 40 4959 9999 / +91 40 4979 9999 / +91 40 4939 9999
Website: Ankura Hospital For Women And Children

Apollo Cradle For Women And Children

The staff at Apollo Cradle are well versed with the complexities of pregnancy and childbirth. They believe that breastfeeding is medically proven to be immensely helpful for the health of a baby and comes with a variety of benefits for both mother and child. Their team of Lactation Consultants educate new moms and prepare them for successful breastfeeding.
Address: Jubilee Hills / Kondapur
Phone: 40 44244424
Website: Apollo Cradle

Healthy Mother Wellness And Care

Healthy Mother is the only Natural Birth Center in India offering Scientific Midwifery services to expecting and new mothers backed by in-house emergency care and OB/GYN backup support round the clock. Providing lactation counselling and support is one of the most important services they offer all their patients and the team is ably led by Dr.Vijaya Krishnan. 
Address: 3rd Floor, Plot 57, Kalyan Nagar, Hyderabad 
Phone:  9704368666 / 40 23701666
Website: Healthy Mother

Anjali Raj

Passionate about empowering women with knowledge and choices regarding pregnancy, birth and postpartum. She offers one-to-one sessions at the client’s home but is also open to group sessions should the need arise.
Phone:  9632439966
Website: ilove9months

Priyanka Gulati & Millena Sehgal, Birth School India

Birth School India is an initiative promoting various birth-related training. They understand the need to build and grow a community of birth workers in India and the first step towards that is to bring home the trainings. Their goal is to provide trainings which are affordable and accessible.
Phone:  9704258580
Website: Birth School India

Vijaya Krishnan, The Sanctum Natural Birth Centre

The Sanctum is the only Freestanding Natural Birth Center in India, offering a Collaborative Model of Care – Scientific Midwifery services to expecting and new mothers, backed by 24-hr in-house emergency care and OB/GYN backup support. Their team has the skills and experience to help mothers twin natural births, VBA2Cs, Breech Natural Births etc.
Phone: 7207168666 / 7893068666
Website: The Sanctum, Natural Birth Center

Millena Sehgal

Millena Sehgal is passionate about gentle birth and breastfeeding. Her services include meeting the expectant mother and her partner to understand their doubts, expectations and desires, helping them to make informed decisions during pregnancy and childbirth. She also provides labour and postpartum support, including physical and emotional comfort measures during the entire process of labor and the first days after the delivery. Millena teaches Prenatal Yoga at Fernandez Hospital and takes private classes as well.
Phone: 9704258580

Dr Latha D Balasundaram

Latha is a physiotherapist and conducts antenatal and postnatal group classes for fitness and wellness. She also treats musculoskeletal problems and pain management in pregnant women and also other problems in the area of women’s health such as pelvic floor strengthening, diastasis recti, core stability issues etc. She takes care of postnatal checks for in-patient new mothers and educates them about postnatal care and exercises. Latha teaches childbirth education classes in groups as well as one on one sessions. Her classes include teaching about labour and pain, healthy birth practices, various coping strategies such as breathing awareness, relaxation, massage techniques, hydrotherapy, positioning and movement in labour, breastfeeding and other comfort measures. The childbirth classes aim at empowering women by educating and informing them to be able to make informed choices in their birthing process. 
Phone:  9573895862
Website: Fernandez Hospital – Hyderabad