Support in parenthood is Lacking - I'm here to Close the Gap.

Larissa O'Loughlin, RN, IBCLC
The Mama Coach - Westchester, NY


I'm Larissa

Here’s a little bit about me:

  • I’m a mom of two
  • I’m a Registered Nurse (10+ years strong)
  • My nursing expertise is in Labor & Delivery and Postpartum
  • I’m a Board Certified Lactation Consultant
  • I’m a Certified CPR Instructor and Childbirth Educator
  • And I’m a Child Passenger Safety Technician

You may be thinking, that’s a lot of balls to juggle! The reason for all of the hats I wear comes back to the challenging postpartum experience I had…

My Story...

When I had my first child, I thought I was set. I mean, I was an L&D nurse, after all! Surely I’d know how to handle all of the things that came with being a new mom. As the first of my friends to have a child, though, I quickly realized how hard it was.

On top of everything, my husband was away serving in the Army, and it was a whirlwind of a storm. I struggled with breastfeeding, switched to exclusively pumping, and had a sweet baby who was a terrible napper and up all night long. I was hyper-focused with tracking his sleep, which only added to the overwhelm when he wasn’t sleeping.

And then the 4-month sleep regression hit.

At our next pediatrician visit, I exhaustingly poured out everything that was going on to our doctor. He looked at me and told me my baby was now at an age where he was capable of falling asleep on his own. But, the idea of removing all of my son’s sleep props (which, looking back, were super unsafe), was daunting.

I went home, got a book that dove deeper into child sleep, and decided I was going to do it. I was going to make the changes needed so my son and I could both sleep better.

And you know what happened?

It went better than I imagined, and my life completely changed. 

As painful as my early postpartum experience was – the breastfeeding struggles and months of sleepless nights- all of it brought me to where I am today. My Mama Coach practice was born out of my desire to share the feelings I had –  sleeplessness isn’t a life you have to live forever, and you can create feeding routines that work for your entire family. I am here to give you the tools needed to make impactful changes. 

When I work with families, I provide evidence-informed advice and judgment-free encouragement. Whether you sleep train or not; breastfeed or use formula; choose baby-led weaning or introduce purees; I believe the decision you make is best, as long as it works for your family! Trust me, I know there’s enough mom-shaming out there, and you won’t find any of that here!

The heart behind my work is to empower you with the belief that your happiness and health matter and to remind you that you cannot pour from an empty cup. Your child’s sleep and feeding routines need to work for YOU just as much as they work for your child. If they aren’t working, that’s what I’m here for!

How I Help Families:

I specialize in lactation support, infant and toddler sleep coaching, and prenatal/CPR education. I am located in Westchester, NY and provide in-home lactation consultations and private classes. Not in New York? No problem! I also offer virtual sleep and feeding support across the United States. I bring a unique expertise with absolutely zero judgment. Truly. Spit up on your shoulder during our consultation call? Been there, done that!

Here are a few ways that I can support you:

  • Lactation Support: In-home or virtual, I’ll be there to help you navigate your feeding journey
  • Sleep Support: Regardless of where you are in the world, I can help your family get the sleep you so desperately need
  • In-Home CPR Classes also available in Westchester, New York
  • Prenatal Classes: Private, in-home childbirth education to prepare you for your growing family…all while avoiding Dr. Google

If you’re finding yourself in the trenches of mom life, please reach out — I am here to help!

Featured In and Trusted By:

Parent Like a Pro Nanit Expert
Recommended by Pediatricians at Northwell Health Physician Partners
Contributing Expert
Hudson Valley Birth Network Member

Certifications and Licenses:

Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Registered Nurse Certified - Inpatient Obstetrics (RNC-OBC)
Certified Basic Life Support (CPR) Instructor
Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST)

Mission Statement

To guide families through every stage of their parenting journey, by providing evidence informed education infused with nonjudgmental support, compassion, and empathy.

Our vision

To become a recognized global team of healthcare professionals utilizing innovative practices, and committed to improving the quality of life for families as they grow and evolve over time.



Our job as healthcare professionals is to listen to your priorities and goals as a parent. We will walk beside you and share in your challenges and your triumphs, and we promise to support you with empathy, compassion, and respect.


As you move through your parenting journey, certain stages can feel overwhelming at times. We value creating a shared community, online and in our cities, where you are always welcome.


Diversity and Inclusion

We support all families — as we believe every family is completely unique and deserves access to quality support. We will continue to learn and listen, ensuring our brand is thoughtful as well as inclusive.


You can expect us to provide you with evidence informed information in a professional manner. As healthcare professionals, we will treat your family as unique, provide individual assessments, and determine the best plan of care to meet your educational needs.

Class Request Form

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