Postpartum breastfeeding support

Consulting

How to know if you need a Lactation Consultant.

If you and your baby are not having moments of bliss as depicted in books and photos it is undoubtedly time to call. Pain is not productive for either one of you. In fact many times if the mom is experiencing pain baby is receiving less nutrition. These are just a few of the reasons you should call:

  • Painful latch
  • Engorgement
  • Premature baby
  • Multiples
  • Milk supply concerns
  • Baby’s weight
  • General parent concern
  • Pumping

If your concern isn’t listed feel free to call.
Together we can determine what your needs are and develop a plan.

A typical consultation is 1.5 to 2 hours. If you need more time, no problem. My fee is a flat rate without time constraints. The initial consult provides time for discussion and demonstration. You certainly can use a camera, camcorder or if you are the type of learner that needs to write we will allow for that learning process.

During your appointment I can assess your baby’s weight, and actual feeding intake. Many parents feel reassured when they see exactly how much milk their baby received during a feeding. A report will be sent to your providers (Midwife, Obstetrician, Family Practice, Pediatrician) identifying your needs and results of our appointment. After your appointment I will follow up with phone support. If your needs are beyond phone support an additional appointment can be scheduled.

Payment is due at the time of service. I do not have the capability to bill insurance. I can provide a document supporting medical necessity for you and your infant. The form can be submitted to your insurance for consideration.

Fees:

Initial consultation (including phone support and travel) $175.00.
Follow up ( typically shorter duration) $90.00

If you have concerns about the cost of care, please call and perhaps we can develop a payment option.

Congratulations family, parenting is a wonderful journey.
Most of us welcomed a little help. I hope if you find yourself
in a moment of need you will call:  503-608-7980.

“When they placed you in my arms, you slipped into my heart”. ~ Author unknown.