Ayelet Kaznelson is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Labor Support Doula. Born in Israel, she moved to New York City in 1989. After the birth of her daughter in 1999, Ayelet started training to become a lactation consultant at Elizabeth Seton Childbearing Center. When the Center closed in 2003, she was invited by her mentors to co-found a private practice, The Manhattan Lactation Group, and was also asked by Erica Lyon to join the original staff at Realbirth, New York City’s first comprehensive childbirth education and postpartum center. She received her Lactation Counseling Certification in 2002, and after the birth of her son in 2004, Ayelet passed the International Board Certification exam. She relocated to Los Angeles in 2006 where she started a private practice, The Los Angeles Lactation Group, and was a staff lactation consultant at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Ayelet returned to New York City and her private practice in 2007. In the past couple of years Ayelet decided to make the occasional labor support she provided to friends and family into a full time job in conjunction with her lactation work. She trained under DONA. Last Spring she travelled to Summertown Tennessee to The Farm to train as a midwife assistant. In addition to providing labor support, lactation home and office visits, Ayelet is also teaching and running clinics at The Motherhood Center. She resides in Manhattan with her 2 children, ZoĆ« and Liam and her psychologist husband Todd.