Margaret Koen
Lactation Consultant
Washington Township, New Jersey
30 years of experience
5.0
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About me

I have been a registered nurse for almost 30 years helping women & their children, including babies in the Intensive Care Nursery at a major urban hospital. Lactation and education have always been a part of my nursing career. As a board certified lactation consultant, I am in network with a vast number of colleagues, who may be consulted with your permission for challenging cases. I believe that breastfeeding is a relationship between a mother and her child, but it is not necessarily without its learning curves, for both mom and baby! If you or your baby are not happy on your breastfeeding journey, please consider making an appointment. I would be honored to help you, and no issue is too small. In fact, moms usually remark, “Why didn’t I do this earlier!” Click on the My Philosophy link to learn more about me.

Education

MSN, Thomas Jefferson University (2014)

Certification and training

IBCLC, International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (2019)

Memberships and affiliations

La Leche League International (LLLI)

United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA)

Lactation Consultants Together (LaCTo, NJ)

Professional Lactation Consultants (Pro-LC)

New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition (NJBC)

Association of Women's Health, Obstetrics & Newborn Nursing (AWHONN)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Credentials
BSN-RN CCE IBCLC MSN
Specialties
Birth and Lactation Breastfeeding Consultation Breastfeeding Support Childbirth Education Health Coach Infant Care Lactation Consultation Low Milk Supply/Over Supply Massage Natural Childbirth Neonatal Resuscitation Program Newborn Care Newborn Exam Nipple and Breast Pain Postpartum Adjustment Postpartum Care Premature Infants Preventative Care Relaxation Techniques Yoga
Languages

English

Accepted insurances
Aetna AmeriHealth Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Cigna Independence Blue Cross
Service introduction

I work with breastfeeding families, providing exceptional consulting services that are customized to their needs. Solutions for Breastfeeding offers services before & after the birth of the baby. Prenatal breastfeeding classes, both in-person and virtually, educate on the basics of breastfeeding, as well as pumping & bottle-feeding, and going back to work. In addition, a prenatal consult is offered for those parents, who did not have a good lactating experience with a previous child. Infant Massage classes are a 2 part series that start prenatally & end after birth with your baby present for the 2nd class. After the baby is born, a variety of services may be performed, such as breastfeeding management, tummy time exercises & massage strokes, individualized back to work plans, oral exams for baby, pre & post baby weights, assist with latch for you and baby, increase/decrease breast milk supply, assess pump flange fit, referrals to pediatric laser dentistry & bodywork.

Ratings and reviews
Average
5.0
# of Reviews
3
5.0

Peggy was wonderful, I wish I saw her sooner. By time I booked an appointment I was convinced nursing had gone downhill and doubtful we'd recover. Peggy was very calm and thorough, encouraging from the start. She really listened to me and addressed my concerns. She showed me aspects of my baby's anatomy that could potentially be an issue and then did a weighed feed, offering corrections to my technique. She also helped me with pumping and was very patient with all of my questions and my initial disbelief that things were actually ok. I feel far calmer and feedings are shorter now that I don't drag them out thinking I'll get the baby more milk, and the position she showed me helps the baby more efficiently feed too. My baby actually seems happier more often too, I assume because feedings are more comfortable her and I'm more relaxed in general, and when she is upset or cluster feeding I can handle it better as I feel more confident. It's amazing what some minor corrections and encouragement did. I highly recommend Peggy and will go back to her as needed.

- Suzanne W.

5.0

I met with Peggy when my 2 week old daughter had her tongue/lip ties revised. She was excellent with my daughter and gave me peace of mind knowing our breastfeeding journey wasn’t over! :) She is super kind and attentive to all my questions. To this day(8months after first visit), I can email her with any question and she responds promptly and effectively :) Peggy is the best! <3

- Allison Y.

5.0

Peggy is the best!! I have seen other lactation consultants when my first son was a baby, and none of them were as knowledgeable and thorough as Peggy. I first visited her when my second son was a few days old because of a latch issue/wanted to stop using a nipple shield and because my baby wasn't gaining weight. She is extremely thorough and precise. She weighed my son before a feeding, observed and assisted me during a feeding and weighed him afterwards to determine exactly how much he consumed during the feeding. She also examined his mouth for any potential latch issues and explained the best way to feed a bottle to the baby. Peggy made a plan with her recommendations and sent a copy of it to my pediatrician, too! She stayed in touch with me and has been so helpful any time I've had an issue or a question. My baby is 5 months old now (and I'm still successfully breastfeeding) and Peggy has helped with plugged ducts and low supply issues. I am so grateful I found Peggy and made an appointment with her!

- Kelly T.