As an IBCLC, I manage a private lactation consultant practice that provides lactation consultations in your home, in the hospital, or via phone or Skype. Our team of four consultants are available 24 hours per day. Depending on what works best for your family, we can come to the hospital soon after you give birth, we can come to your home anytime in the day or evening, or you can choose to meet us virtually online or by phone. When we meet, we will get a thorough history of the problem and troubleshoot to resolve it quickly while respecting yours and your family’s personal circumstances. Once you are a client of the practice, we offer free phone and email consultations for one month after our initial visit and discounts on any subsequent visits. At the end of each appointment, we will leave you with written information and recommendations for later reference.
We highly recommend every mom have one prenatal consultation to prepare you to breastfeed and trouble shoot any known issues such as inverted nipples, previous low supply with an older child, or special medical issues. Prenatal consultants cover all material that would be presented in a group class. In addition, we offer home delivery of all breastfeeding supplies so you don’t need to take your newborn out of the home or send Daddy on time-consuming errands. We also offer middle of the night consultations.
Initial consultations last about an hour and a half. Follow up visits are about 45 minutes to an hour. Assistance with insurance payment or reimbursement for your visits as well as any supplies needed is available. As of August 1, 2012, national healthcare guidelines require that all insurance companies cover lactation visits and supplies. I have been licensed as a health insurance agent for many years and work closely with an insurance biller to ensure the highest reimbursement for you possible.
Our visits may be fully covered by insurance with no cost to you. If you are paying out of pocket, costs are as follows:
Initial Visit: $250
Follow Up Visit: $175