Get To Know Sabrina
Sabrina Granniss, BA, IBCLC, RLC is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Registered Lactation Consultant (RLC) and owner of Nurture By Nature Holistic Lactation. She offers holistic breastfeeding services and parenting support for families in their homes throughout Connecticut. Virtual/remote consultations are also available for families in and outside of CT.
Sabrina began her breastfeeding education as a La Leche League Leader (volunteer based mother-to-mother breastfeeding support group) in 2001 after overcoming challenges she experienced by her most powerful teacher, her first born son! In 2005, Sabrina began a mentorship in holistic breastfeeding care with Jennifer Tow, BFA, MA, IBCLC, RLC, OMT of Intuitive Parenting and Holistic Lactation Institute. In line with her passion for natural living, Sabrina learned the importance of looking at the body as a whole, how to uncover the root cause of an issue, rather than just treating symptoms and to use an integrative approach including nutrition, homeopathy, herbs and body work as well as other holistic modalities. She learned to follow her instincts and empower parents to follow theirs. There is a link with the biology and physiology of breastfeeding and its direct impact on the baby’s growth and structure.
Sabrina became an IBCLC in 2007 and ever since, operates a private practice, Nurture By Nature Holistic Lactation, enjoying her consultations with parents both in their own home and remotely. It is critical to work together with the baby and parents addressing immediate concerns, as well as providing educational information empowering parents to make informed feeding and parenting choices. This early family connection and support helps the baby thrive not only now but throughout life.
Sabrina is experienced in assisting parents with a wide range of breastfeeding concerns and skills. She meets with families both pre- and postnatally. Some common needs addressed include: beginning breastfeeding; latch issues; fussy baby; nighttime feeding; breast or nipple pain; using a breast pump successfully; baby wearing; slow/low weight gain; low milk supply; overactive letdown; oversupply; plugged ducts; mastitis; introduction of solid foods; and more. Sabrina also is knowledgeable in complex issues related to tongue tie, oral restrictions and oral function.
Sabrina understands the need for quality lactation and postpartum care and wants to make sure families have the opportunity to feel cared for and supported during this important time. Sabrina is dedicated and focussed on listening to each individual parent’s birth and breastfeeding story. Hearing their personal goals, concerns and challenges with compassion. Sabrina offers non-judgemental counseling, information and a care plan specific to the needs of each unique dyad.
Sabrina has an Associates degree in Child Studies and a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts. She was a Master Class participant, for “Oral Habilitation Of the Breastfeeding Dyad”, and focuses on the whole body for optimal breastfeeding and development. Sabrina is A Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM) and teaches group and private classes. She also has a personal interest in working with parents who are themselves, or have a child diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.
Sabrina has two sons, River and Gatlin. She breastfed her boys for a total of ten years until they each naturally weaned. Sabrina enjoys the journey of parenting from a holistic, nature based approach. She homeschooled both of her kids from Elementary through High school listening to and following their lead. She values gathering with other women friends to empower one another, learn from one another, support each other, craft together and of course laugh a lot together. Sabrina is always exploring new ways to nurture her clients, always learning, always listening.