A Lactation Consultant Can Help With:
reassurance of feeding effectiveness
sore, cracked nipples
low milk supply
oversupply of milk
baby won't latch
assessment of tongue tie
supplementing with breastmilk or formula
If your need is not listed please contact me.
Before Your Visit Do's & Don'ts
Complete intake questionnaire that will be emailed to you.
Avoid feeding baby the hour before our visit as best you can (short "snack" feeds if baby is very hungry).
Compile a list of your questions.
Ensure a flat hard surface is available to place my scale (table or counter at least 20"x26")
Be prepared to nurse your baby as usual with me present.
Let me know if you have any pets, especially cats as I am allergic and will need to prepare for exposure.
Worry about cleaning your house, I'm focused on you and your baby.
Hesitate to share your feelings about how things are going, your comfort level with my support, and your safety and/or mental health.
The Affordable Care Act ensures access to breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling. Lactation consultation services by an out of network provider may be covered by your insurance. I am able to provide a superbill for you to submit to your insurance carrier. They may offer reimbursement for a portion of the service fee. Insurance coverage varies greatly and I cannot guarantee reimbursement. The National Women's Law Center has provided a toolkit to assist women in getting the coverage they are entitled to. Visit their website by clicking here.