Families seek lactation consultation for a variety of reasons:
- Prenatally, families can learn about getting off to the best start in feeding their baby with love. Mothers who are having a second or third (or more) child may have questions following a challenging breastfeeding experience with a previous baby.
- After the baby/babies are here, mothers may need a consultation in their home when breastfeeding challenges appear. Sore nipples, questions about milk supply, concerns over baby's growth pattern or latch or positioning challenges are very common concerns and warrant a consultation.
- As babies grow, families may have questions about issues as varied as teething, growth concerns, return to work, weaning with love, starting solids, and more.
Breastfeeding mothers may need consultations for other circumstances, such as breastfeeding an adoptive baby, breastfeeding multiples, breastfeeding after a breast surgery, tandem nursing (nursing through and after a pregnancy), and consulting with an IBCLC and her health team to make a plan to protect breastfeeding through a medical challenge.
I am an IBCLC, which is the gold standard in lactation help. I have worked with thousands of mothers and babies over the course of my career. My goal is to provide tools for mothers to meet their own breastfeeding goals and work closely with families and their health care providers to support and adapt as circumstances change in the breastfeeding relationship.
In-home consultations are available on most weekdays. I can also see families at my pet-friendly home office in Brighton. Consultations cost $150, and a superbill is provided for insurance and tax purposes.
I do not bill insurance companies, but lactation consultations are covered under many insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act and I encourage clients with insurance to submit a claim for services received. Flexible Spending Accounds and Healthcare Savings Accounts may also reimburse for services.