Our Philosophy

 A holistic approach to gently bringing baby into the flow of Family life


Andrea Syms-Brown


Andrea Syms-Brown is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in private practice. 


Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, Andrea is very well established and highly regarded in New York City, having been an independent Newborn Care Specialist/Educator for several years, a private practice IBCLC for twenty years and a Certified Infant Massage Instructor for almost fifteen years.


Andrea has served as both President (2012-14) and Education Director (2008-12) of the New York Lactation Consultant Association. She is the founder of Baby in the Family LLC which offered popular prenatal education workshops in group settings around New York City for almost two decades and now provides the same education and support virtually! A strong advocate for breastfeeding naturally, Andrea’s dedication to breastfeeding families is obvious in her work, providing multi-level breast-feeding support to her private clients in real time from anywhere in the world. Facilitating twice monthly free virtual Breastfeeding Limes (breastfeeding support groups)and volunteering her time at a shelter for homeless mothers is her way of giving back!


Based in New York City, Baby in the Family LLC provides prenatal education for the whole family and continuous postpartum support to clients around the globe via the internet.