Meet our Team

"The greatest joy is nursing one's own baby.

The second greatest is helping another woman to nurse hers."

--Norma Woolf Ritter

 

Dana Lauducci, IBCLC
Dana Lauducci, IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) has been providing breastfeeding support since 2003. She has been a La Leche League Leader since 2011 and a board certified lactation consultant since 2013. Dana grew up in Shelton, CT and graduated from Boston College with a BS in Human Resource Management and Information Systems. After a 10 year career as a manager with a benefits consulting firm, Dana took a break from the corporate world to raise her children. After a rough start to breastfeeding with her older son, Dana realized the value of good lactation support to get things back on the right track.

Dana is a member of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), the United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA) and the New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition. Dana is the president of and sings with Masterwork Chorus, is president of the Somerville High School PTO and volunteers with the Somerville High School Marching Band. Dana and her husband, Brian, are the proud parents of two breastfeeding alumni and grandparents to an adorable nursing granddaughter.

 

Dana Lauducci, IBCLC services home visits in the following towns:

 

Somerset County - all towns

 

Hunterdon County - all towns

 

Middlesex County - Middlesex, Dunellen

 

Alana Dambrot, IBCLC

Experiencing difficulty breastfeeding her daughter led Alana to seek help and evenutally find a passion in supporting others through their infant feeding journeys. Being a mother and bonding with her children through breastfeeding was one of her greatest joys. She is thrilled to be able to help others do the same.

 

Alana is a New Jersey native and a magna cum laude graduate of Vassar College with a BA in Economics. She left her career as a marketing research consultant to focus on raising her three daughters. After benefitting from the parent-to-parent support of La Leche League, Alana became an accredited Leader and continues to serve in this volunteer capacity. She obtained her IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) credential in 2021. Alana is a member of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), US Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA) and the NJ Breastfeeding Coailition. When Alana is not working or volunteering with the PTO or Girl Scouts, she enjoys running, hiking, traveling and spending time with her husband, Jonathan, three daughters and her goldendoodle, Ginger.

 

Alana Dambrot, IBCLC services home visits in the following towns:

 

Somerset County: Peapack, Gladstone, Bedminster, Far Hills, Bernardsville, Bridgewater, Somerville, Raritan, Branchburg

 

Hunterdon County: Tewksbury, Califon

 

Morris County: Long Valley, Mendham, Morristown, Chester, Mount Olive, Flanders, Budd Lake, Harding, Mount Arlington, Roxbury, Randolph

 

Warren County: Hackettstown

Anna Spitaleri, IBCLC
 

I am an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, (IBCLC) since 2021 and Certified Lactation Counselor, (CLC) since 2020. I also have clinical experience in a hospital setting.

 

My goal is to provide ongoing support and encouragement to breastfeeding parents during prenatal and postpartum stages of pregnancy using knowledge, compassionate care, listening skills and the ability to help educate parents about the benefits of breastfeeding in order to help them achieve their breastfeeding goals.

 

I received my BSc. Honors degree in Sports Science from the University of Chichester, England. I am a member of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) and the NJ Breastfeeding Coalition. I am also passionate about supporting and encouraging breastfeeding for mothers and babies through "Hands Up for Haiti," a humanitarian organization delivering lifesaving healthcare to the sickest and most impoverished people in northern Haiti.

 

When not spending time with breastfeeding families, I am grateful for time with my family and friends. I find joy in simple things and I love to be outside.

 

Anna Spitaleri, IBCLC services home visits in the following towns:

 

Somerset County: Bedminster, Far Hills, Basking Ridge, Bernardsville, Peapack Gladstone, Bridgewater, Somerville, Raritan, Branchburg, Warren

 

Hunterdon County: Califon, Clinton, Glen Gardner, High Bridge, Lebanon, Tewksbury

 

Morris County: Chatham, Chester, Denville, East Hanover, Florham Park, Madison, Mendham, Morris Plains, Morristown, Morris Township, Mount Olive, Roxbury, Washington Township

 

Union County: Summit, Mountainside, Fanwood, Westfield, Scotch Plains, Berkeley Heights, New Providence

 

Essex County: Millburn

Alba Lucia Thomas, IBCLC

 

Alba Lucia has provided bilingual lactation support, education, and encouragement in the Central New Jersey area for over 15 years. Alba Lucia has worked at Mercer County WIC, volunteered with Choice One, was a member and Leader of La Leche League for over 10 years, and will soon be working at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center. 

 

Coming to the United States as a teenager from Colombia, Alba Lucia graduated from  Rutgers University with a BS in Computer Science and a MS in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina. After being a Software Engineer for 12 years at a leading telecommunication company, Alba Lucia had the privilege of staying home with her four children whom she breastfed including tandem nursing twice, and homeschooled for many years. When her first baby was born, Alba Lucia was determined to breastfeed him despite the many difficulties she faced after his birth. A lactation consultant came alongside her to teach, encourage and walk with her during this trying time. This experience led her to appreciate a lactation support person's love, compassion, and knowledge. This inspired her to become a leader and advocate for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. 

 

Alba Lucia is a member of the United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA), the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), and the New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition (NJBC). Alba Lucia helps Spanish-speaking mothers who can’t afford lactation support in the Central NJ Area and volunteers as a Financial Coach for her church along with her husband Stephen. They are the proud parents of 4 children, a Lab, and two goldendoodle dogs. 

 

 

Alba Lucia Thomas, IBCLC services home visits in the following towns:

 

Somerset County: all

 

Hunterdon County: Readington, Flemington

 

Middlesex County: Cranbury, Dunellen, East Brunswick, Edison, Highland Park, Metuchen, Middlesex, Milltown, Monroe, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Piscataway, Plainsboro, South Brunswick, South Plainfield
 

Mercer County: Hopewell, Pennington, Lawrence, Trenton, Ewing, Hamilton, Princeton, West Windsor, East Windsor
 

Stephanie Tistan, Office Manager
Stephanie worked at Chubb Group of Insurance Companies for 11 years where she interpreted business requirements and statistics to the State's Department of Insurance and Statistical Organizations. While taking a break from her career to focus on full-time parenting, Stephanie has served as a dedicated volunteer with Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts as Assistant Treasurer, Committee Member and Den Leader, has volunteered within the school system and has supported her son advocating for his needs due to dyslexia. As our Office Manager, Stephanie brings her exceptional organization and attention to detail to assist with claims, client scheduling, data entry and record keeping. She holds a B.A. in physics from Rutgers University and in her downtime, enjoys crafting, scrapbooking, getting outdoors, and spending time on Long Beach Island with her husband, son and dog Pickles.

 

 

 

 

"Something as simple as better breastfeeding could save a million children a year."

-- Anne M. Mulcahy
 

 

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