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    Quetzal Currie
    Quetzal Currie
    Tribeca Pediatrics
    Boerum Hill

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 29-Mar-2019
    Subject:  2019 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Quetzal turned things around for my baby and I. She was a patient, down-to-earth teacher; I felt that she sensed my general anxiety around nursing and made a real effort to put my mind & body at ease. We didn't spend more than 2 hours together but the techniques that she taught me proved invaluable.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 15-Nov-2018
    Subject:  2018 Birth Survey
    Comment:  She did one home visit and was very helpful.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 15-Oct-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via the 2016 Birth Survey
    Comment:  I had flat nipples so my son wasn't latching properly and was losing weight. We has her come our first day home. On the positive side, she was very responsive. She was at our home in fort Greene within an hour of is reaching out to her. Her visit was very helpful. In 45 minutes she taught me how to do the football hold, use my pump, massage my breasts to maximize expression and weighed my son so we knew what he eat (3 oz!!). On the negative side, it took her over a day to respond to a follow-up email I sent her (which is a really long time during early nursing days) and want clear about what was included in her visit fee ($300). In short, she was very helpful during the visit, but other problems arose (as I later learned are common for women with flat nipples) so I fell she could have done a better job at setting expectations.Member notes about insurance:Based on a January 2016 birthing experience
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 07-Feb-2016
    Subject:  Review submitted via 2015 Birth Survey
    Comment:  Credentials: Lactation Consultant with Tribeca Pediatrics Review: Had her come for a home visit. Was definitely worth it to have someone come help. She has a no nonsense approach--quickly gave practical advice and was on her way. Wish I had made a longer list of questions for her before she came. She was helpful. Insurance: Had her come for a home visit. Was definitely worth it to have someone come help. She has a no nonsense approach--quickly gave practical advice and was on her way. Wish I had made a longer list of questions for her before she came. She was helpful.Based on a 2015 birth
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    On 08-Mar-2014
    Subject:  Review for lactation consultant
    Comment:  Quetzal Currie was a lifesaver! After our son was born and my milk was slow to come in, he was having trouble latching and wasn't getting enough to eat. He was dropping weight rapidly and as new parents my husband and I didn't know this until she came for a consultation and weighed him. As a new mother I was frustrated and sleep deprived and I didn't know what I was doing. Quetzal immediately got us on a rigorous feeding schedule where I pumped after every feeding to increase my milk supply and we supplemented with formula. Within a couple of weeks [my son] was back up to a healthy weight and we were so relieved. She was extremely responsive throughout the entire process, checked in on us and answered all of our many questions via phone and email. We felt that our money was well spent and I may have given up on breastfeeding if I hadn't worked with her. Not only did she help me in the early weeks, but breastfeeding is a constant struggle. At about 2 months I had no idea how much milk [my son] was getting and I was estimating based on how long he nursed for. I went to one of Quetzal's breastfeeding clinics and she weighed him before and after a feeding and I realized that I was over feeding him! She again had great tips and answered all of my questions on feed schedules, transitioning back to work and how to stretch him for night feedings. I would highly recommend consulting with Quetzal if you're having problems with breast feeding.
    Reviewed by
    On 30-Jan-2014
    Subject:  Review for lactation consultant
    Comment:  I would like to review Quetzal Currie, Lactation Consultant with Tribeca PediatricsI recently used Quetzal Currie who works for Tribeca Pediatrics. A few days after giving birth, my daughter lost a lot of weight and the doctors recommended supplementation. She started refusing the breast and I was very conceded that I wouldn't be able to breastfeed. Quetzal was wonderful and helped us tremendously. She visited us twice and put a plan in place that worked! Within a week, we were back in the breast and were able to supplement just with breastmilk. Within less than two weeks, we fully back on the breast, no supplementation needed and with adequate weight gain. Quetzal is patient, responsive, knowledgeable and calm. It was great working with her and highly recommend her.
    Reviewed by
    On 25-Jan-2014
    Subject:  Quetzal Currie, Lactation Consultant Review
    Comment:  Quetzal was a godsend during my rough start at breastfeeding. I had multiple issues- 8 days postpartum with low milk production, and a baby with a weak latch that was refusing the breast after introduction to fast flow nipples during a 2 day emergency hospital stay for dehydration and jaundice. I was in panic mode, exhausted, and ridden with guilt that my poor daughter was struggling and hungry. Lactation consultants during both our hospital stays had tried to address my issues but had only overwhelmed and confused me. Quetzal quickly calmed us all down, gave us a pep talk and set up a plan...and it worked! 6 months later I am still breastfeeding and have a strong and healthy baby. I am so grateful to have had her guidance and support, and highly recommend her in home services as well as weekly support groups.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 29-Oct-2013
    Subject:  Summary: RE: Lactation consultant
    Comment:  I ended up having Quetzal Currie, who works with Tribeca Pediatrics, come for a home visit and she was very helpful.