Registered Dietitian (RD)
specialized in Lactation Nutrition, Women's Health and Infant Nutrition
Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC)
Certified Leap Therapist (CLT)
certified in Plant Based Nutrition (eCornell University)
Master of Science Degree in Nutrition (Texas A&M University)
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutritional Science (TU Munich, Germany)
Mom of 2, both breastfed past age 2
Marina is a Registered Dietitian (RD), Lactation Nutritionist and founder of TheLactationNutritionist.com - a place where moms can find evidence-based and up-to-date answers to questions about nutrition while breastfeeding, during pregnancy, while trying to conceive, and family nutrition as a whole.
Her background in Nutrition makes her an expert - she holds both a Master's Degree in Nutrition, as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Nutritional Science, and is passionate about topics including Infant Nutrition, Women's Health and Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle. Credentialed as a Registered Dietitian by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - she holds the only official and verified title of a university-educated nutrition expert in the US (read more here).
A mom of two, Marina strongly believes there is no better way to nourish a developing brain and young body than with breast milk. She nursed her daughter for just over three years and is currently nursing her toddler. Marina grew up in Europe, which shaped her parenting and lifestyle in many ways. She enjoys gardening, bike rides, and good food! With a pilot husband, she has called many places home, including Texas, Germany, Alabama and Pennsylvania. She now lives in New York with her husband Joshua, daughter Lia, son Leo and tail-wagger Lilly.
"Nutrition matters while Breastfeeding! We are given an opportunity to positively influence our children's development and lifelong health - simply by tweaking our diets while breastfeeding! "
- Marina Lane, MS RD CLC CLT
We underestimate the impact of nutrition of the first 1000 days, from conception to age 2.
It is the time when our brain forms and develops, at rates of up to 40 000 new synapses per second. It is the time when our gastrointestinal tract accumulates a bacterial milieu that pretty much sticks with us and impacts so many aspects of our lifelong health. It is the time when we experience taste, smell and textures for the first time; shape food preferences and eating habits for the rest of our life. Nutrition is the most important influencer in all of these developments!
I would call the first 1000 days "the most important time in a person's development." Yet, it is the time we very much depend on someone else to make choices for us.
Let me help you make smart choices. Let me help you understand nutrition - how it impacts your own body, that little person growing inside of you, that developing brain feeding on your breast and that strong mind sitting on your table. We can do it together!