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Baby in the Family, LLC.

The Private Lactation Consultancy Practice
of Andrea Syms-Brown, IBCLC, RLC.


About Baby in the Family



International Board Certified Lactation Consultant & Certified Infant Massage Instructor



Managing Director, Visionary, and Certified Infant Massage Instructor


Our Philosophy

"At Baby in the Family, LLC., we use a holistic approach to gently bring baby into the flow of family life"

~ Andrea Syms-Brown


The Ultimate Lactation Consulting Experience


Cofounders Andrea Syms-Brown (Trinidad and Tobago) and Peter Brown (Jamaica) had a vision of providing practical and accessible continuous care to breastfeeding families everywhere. In keeping with this vision, cofounders conceptualized Baby in the Family (BitFam) as a lactation consulting practice grounded in the newborn care and breastfeeding traditions of Caribbean families. 


At conception, Andrea had already been an Independent Newborn Care Specialist/Educator for several years with a yearning to serve the breastfeeding community, starting in New York (NY). With Peter spear-heading the growth initiatives, Andrea became an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant in 2000 and quickly specialized in the Hands Off Technique (HOT). In 2006, both cofounders Certified in Infant Massage Instruction. As Andrea continued to hone her expertise, she was called to serve as both President (2012-14) and Education Director (2008-12) of the New York Lactation Consultant Association. Inevitably, BitFam grew into a reputable lactation consulting practice in NY, using a holistic approach to gently bring Baby into the flow of family life.


Andrea's extensive and successful lactation consulting experience, coupled with Peter's unwavering support as Managing Director, BitFam easily evolved into a Virtual Lactation Education and Support Services company, offering practical support for families. Today, in 2024, BitFam services include on-demand classes, prenatal education workshops, continuous private lactation support, and free individual phone support. All services are offered virtually, thus expanding the BitFam reach to breastfeeding communities everywhere, as envisioned! 


What Our Clients Say

Lili, NYC

"My time with you was absolutely transformative. Your light, your compassion, your empathy and guidance have been one of the most deeply impactful and enduring experiences in my first steps into motherhood. As I have told you before, you empowered me in a way that I wasn’t expecting and now looking back could never do without"

Wah De Man Ah Seh

"Practical family support is a human right."

~ Peter Brown

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