Ellen Passloff, MD, FAAP

“I am a General Pediatrician in Seattle and I have to say that our community was very sad to say goodbye to Sarah Tyack when she moved to the Bay Area.
I first discovered Sarah several years ago when a colleague of mine who is a Doula had observed Sarah working with one of her clients. She reported that Sarah was wonderful with these stressed, overwhelmed Mothers who were struggling to get their newborn to latch onto their breast.

I started referring my Mothers who were having struggles with breastfeeding to Sarah and they all returned with rave reviews and with newborns who were now successful at Breastfeeding.
I continued to refer to Sarah afterward and was never disappointed! Sarah has unlimited patience, as well as excellent technique with lactation advice.

She makes house calls, which is a huge relief to these sleep deprived Mothers. One of the most valuable qualities that I have found in Sarah and is that she notifies the referring doctor if she sees warning signs of possible post partum depression, or concerns with the baby. She recommends frenotomies when appropriate, as well as referrals to the Occupational therapists at Seattle Children’s Hospital when she feels that the newborn may have a more complex oral motor feeding abnormality.
Sarah always managed to fit struggling Mothers and newborns in to see her, regardless of how busy she already was! Sarah’s patience, expertise and kindness with my families made her my preferred lactation specialist in the entire Seattle area. I will miss her very much, as will my patients!”

Ellen Passloff, MD, FAAP