Annie Brown, FNP, IBCLC
Annie Brown is a Family Nurse Practitioner and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Manhattan College and her Master of Science in Nursing from Pace University. She has been working as a Nurse Practitioner in women’s health and pediatrics for over 35 years, interspersed with practice time in emergency medicine, public health, student health and substance abuse treatment. She became certified as a lactation consultant in 2001.
As a Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive authority, Annie is capable of treating mothers and babies with more complicated clinical breastfeeding difficulties. Annie has extensive experience in the physical assessment, diagnosis and treatment of lactation problems. After successfully nursing her four children, she honed her craft while working at Breastfeeding Resources, a breastfeeding medicine practice founded by world renowned breastfeeding specialist, Christina Smillie, MD. Annie maintains membership in the following professional organizations; the American Nurses Association (ANA), the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) and the Tri-State Breastfeeding Association. She has been a volunteer leader for over 25 years with La Leche League, a breastfeeding support group, a position that requires excellent interpersonal communication skills. Her compassion for the needs of each mother-baby dyad is evident in her gentle manner.
Annie has been married to her husband Tim for 37 years and they have four adult children. In her spare time, she enjoys organic gardening, volunteering for her local Girl Scout council, and singing in her church choir.