Because Breastfeeding Rarely Comes Easy

Ybreast is dedicated to offering the highest quality breastfeeding support without judgment.

Our Mission

To offer professional, reliable and individualized 24/7 breastfeeding support that is based upon cutting edge scientific research. Ybreast acknowledges that a mother’s individual needs must be considered when taking into account what is best for her and her baby, and our only goal is to help the new mom achieve her own personal breastfeeding goal.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) continues to affirm its policy statement that mothers should (1) exclusively breastfeed their babies for the first six months of life, (2) continue to breastfeed after the introduction of solids and until at least 12 months of age, and (3) continue to breastfeed for as long as mutually desired by mother and baby.

Yet, only 16% of all mothers in the United States exclusively breastfeed their babies until 6 months of life. Moms are not meeting medical expectations because they are not receiving the assistance they need.

Breastfeeding isn’t easy! Ybreast is here to help.

Our Consultants

Because you and your baby deserve only the best!
Ybreast consultants are carefully selected for their expertise and unique approach to breastfeeding support. Ybreast consultants support you and your baby without judgment. Their only goal is to help you achieve your personal goal.

All Ybreast consultants are certified as a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) by the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice (ALPP) or as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE).

As the science of lactation continues to evolve, age-old motherly advice is constantly being debunked. Today, lactation consultants must stay abreast of current research, relevant news and scientific evidence. At Ybreast, we offer personalized support with the most cutting edge information.

Ybreast consultants represent the best in the industry. Not only do our consultants have extensive experience, but we are moms, too. We have all been there and we all understand that breastfeeding isn’t easy.

My Story

The quality of support is often what makes the difference between the mother who quits and the mother who thrives.

Before our first child was born, my husband and I took a babymoon to Jamaica. For beach reading, I brought along a 400-page treatise on – that’s right – breastfeeding. My husband couldn’t stop laughing at me: “Why on earth would you waste precious vacation time reading a book about breastfeeding, of all things?” he’d ask. “Women have been doing this for thousands of years without the help of books!” Breastfeeding, he said, was the most natural thing in the world. One: baby opens mouth. Two: mom inserts nipple. Three: baby sucks. Voilà.

But Type A girl that I was, I read every last footnote in that book. And once we were back home, I attended not one but two prenatal breastfeeding classes, and sought endless advice from other moms. Overkill? Maybe, but I was determined to get it right. After delivery, I made sure to have several of the hospital’s lactation consultants observe my feeds – all A-OK.

But when I got home from the hospital, I had sore, swollen breasts, raw nipples, excruciating mastitis, and uncontrollable hormone-induced mood swings. I was in constant pain, and despite all the reading and research I’d done, I was ready to throw in the towel.

Luckily, as part of my pre-delivery diligence, I’d hired a top-notch lactation consultant. Though her hours were sporadic, she happened to be available the day I woke up with those horribly painful porn-star breasts. And so without further ado I lugged my three-day-old baby girl, Samara, through the steaming streets of New York City to meet her.

I still remember that day – July 20, 2005 – like it was yesterday. It changed everything. My meeting with that lactation consultant proved pivotal in the relationship that I went on to have with my eldest daughter, and the relationships that I would have with my future three children. Within hours, my engorgement had subsided, my cracked nipples had begun to heal, and my baby girl had started to latch properly.

If I hadn’t gotten the help that I needed exactly when I needed it, I likely would have given up. And who knows, after my awful experiences those first few days, I might not even have tried to nurse my future children. Instead, I went on to breastfeed each of my four children up until the time they were comfortably consuming cow’s milk. I’ve spent over four and a half years of my life breastfeeding, and even breastfed during two of my pregnancies.

But it could just as easily have gone the other way, too. In the years since I’ve become a mother, I’ve time and time again talked with friends who intended to breastfeed, attempted to breastfeed, and went through similar breastfeeding ordeals – but unfortunately, they had very different breastfeeding outcomes.

It quickly became clear to me that every mother needs breastfeeding support, and the quality of that support often makes the difference between the mother who quits and the mother who thrives. Whether it comes from your mother, your best friend, a doctor, or even a so-called lactation professional, even the most well-intentioned advice can be incorrect. And bad advice doesn’t just stall progress; it can permanently impede success.

While the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) recommends that all mothers breastfeed their babies exclusively for the first six months of life, only 16% of all mothers do so. The question is why. Breastfeeding is difficult, and mothers need continual professional, reliable lactation support and assistance.

And so I began Ybreast.

– Debi Yadegari, Founder and CEO

Contact Us

Ybreast is here to support all of your breastfeeding needs without judgment. Contact us today for more information on how we can help you. Or, call us at 1.855.MyMilky

What do some of our clients have to say?

Ybreast helped me succeed at breastfeeding the second time around. They were there for me 24/7 so that failure was not an option. I tried breastfeeding before but it didn’t work out. Pregnant again, a friend recommended Ybreast. I gave them a try and I am so happy that I did. I had a completely different experience and I was able to do it.
Jennifer F.
I love Ybreast because I never felt judged. They respected my personal decisions and worked with me to meet my own personal breastfeeding goals. Ironically, I have so many friends who were turned off by their lactation consultant and subsequently stopped breastfeeding. Ybreast understands that when it comes to parenting the only “right” way is the way that works best for you and your baby.
Lauren A.
We found that bringing Ybreast on-board increased employee morale across the board. Men, too, liked to see that we were taking steps to show that we care about our employees. It didn’t hurt that it helped the bottom line! We encourage all mothers and newborns on our company’s health plan to take advantage of Ybreast services.
Michelle B.