Baby in the Family is a unique, online provider of prenatal workshops as well as virtual private lactation consultation services. Convenience and caring are key factors contributing to the superior experience and invaluable assistance that each family that logs onto this special service site will receive.
Baby in the Family is a Parenting, Programming & Media Partner of the New York Baby Show which will take place on May 20 and 21, at Pier 94.
The nation’s largest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!
Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.
To learn more about Baby in the Family, we spoke with Andrea Syms-Brown, IBCLC, RLC, the company’s founder.
For someone unfamiliar with Baby in the Family, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?
Our mission is best described by our company motto, “Gently bringing Baby into the flow of Family Life.” In our prenatal education workshops and postpartum consultations, the aim is to provide a framework that integrates caring for your Baby Into what is already a hectic schedule. So many new parents fee they’ve been thrown into the deep end of the pool with no plan. Baby in the Family group workshops and private services are all about creating a plan that works for you and your family.
Tell us about the company’s background. When did it start and how has it evolved since then?
Andrea Syms Brown IBCLC founded Baby in the Family in 2006. Andrea was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago and attended college in Florida. She moved to NYC with her soon to be husband and developed an established career as a Baby nurse and newborn care educator and then a private practice lactation consultant in New York City. Andrea saw that she could fulfill our role traditionally played by the extended family, showing people how to care for their newborn babies. As our families have become smaller and the opportunities for work and career have become more global, so much of what we would learn through observation has been lost to us. Andrea took her decades of experience earned working privately with individuals and families and developed group workshops that have become very popular and recognized as among of the best of their type offered here in NYC.
What are the most popular and/or newest services from Baby in the Family?
Our online workshop and our virtual private lactation consults are our newest and quickly becoming our most popular services. Our online workshops allow Baby in the Family to reach a wider audience and the virtual private lactation consult service allows Andrea to help clients from around the globe.
What sets Baby in the Family apart in the lactation consultant marketplace?
At Baby in the Family, we understand that breastfeeding occurs not in a vacuum, but in the context of family life and routine. To that end, we provide a unique level of follow-up care that meets the ever changing lactation experience. Once one becomes a private client, all follow up by text, phone or video chat is included until Baby is weaned. We provide in essence a concierge service that provides solutions and support for the entire nursing family!
To learn more about Baby in the Family, check out babyinthefamily.net.