Ayelet Kaznelson is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and labor support doula. Born in Israel, she moved to New York City in 1989. After the birth of her daughter in 1999, Ayelet started training to become a lactation consultant at Elizabeth Seton Childbearing Center. When the Center closed in 2003, she was invited by her mentors to co-found a private practice, The Manhattan Lactation Group. She was also asked by Erica Lyon to join the original staff at Realbirth, New York City’s first comprehensive childbirth education and postpartum center. She received her Lactation Counseling Certification in 2002, and after the birth of her son in 2004, Ayelet passed the International Board Certification exam and became an IBCLC. She relocated to Los Angeles in 2006 where she started a private practice, The Los Angeles Lactation Group, and was a staff lactation consultant at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Ayelet returned to New York City and her private practice in 2007. In addition to providing lactation home visits and breastfeeding clinics, Ayelet is also teaching group and private prenatal breastfeeding classes, newborn care and has also developed a comprehensive lactation workshop for doulas.
Ayelet’s philosophy and practice is holistic, non judgmental yet evidence-based.
She resides in Manhattan with her husband Todd, a clinical psychologist. She has two children, daughter Zoë, a vocal major at Carnegie Mellon University and son Liam, a freshman at LaGuardia high school. Ayelet can be contacted through her website ayeletkaznelson.com