Services & Fees
Insurance & Payments
Breastfeeding Consultation $250
Breastfeeding consultations can be done in your home or in the hospital. A consultation typically involves discussion of your health history, pregnancy, and birth experience; infant weight check and intake weight; infant oral exam, when necessary; in-depth discussion of your breastfeeding experience to date as well as your personal expectations and goals; and observation of breastfeeding. Any necessary interventions will be discussed at length in conjunction with a written plan of care and guidelines for follow up. Initial breastfeeding consultations usually take about two hours. Follow-up consultations start at $150.
Virtual Consultation $50+
Virtual consultations can be helpful for general guidance and assessment. These consultations are great when you need a little direction but aren't sure you require a full in-home visit. You can have your questions answered and cover any topics you need like positioning, pumping, sleeping, self care, and so much more. Your consultation will be followed up with an email including trusted resources and information. Virtual consultations are available to pregnant woman, too, and spouses and caretakers are welcome to join. The fee for a virtual consultation is $150, if your consultation takes less than 30 minutes the fee is $50. Payment required in advance.
Pumping/Back to Work Consultation $150
Pumping moms need special support. A pumping consultation will be modified to your individual needs: back to work or school; temporary or long-term separation from baby; travel; pregnancy. A pumping consultation includes discussion of topics such as choosing a pump; using your pump; pumping techniques and tips; milk storage; what to expect as you transition to/from pumping and how to manage your supply and continued breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding classes are available for individuals, groups, and corporations. A breastfeeding class will cover topics such as creating a birth plan; what to expect in the first several days post birth; engorgement; nursing positions; latching techniques; feeding frequency; how to know your baby is getting enough milk; sore nipples; optimizing milk production; preparing for your return to work. Prenatal breastfeeding classes are 90 minutes. Rates vary and are available upon request.
Insurance and Payments
Accepted forms of payment are CASH, CHECK, CREDIT CARD, FSA/HSA CARD, PAYPAL, and VENMO. At this time, I am unable to bill your insurance company directly. Please understand that this is not by choice! Insurance companies will not allow me to become in-network; they claim they already have enough in-network providers. I will provide you with a coded superbill. This bill gives your insurance company all the information they need regarding our visit. My provider credentials and contact information are on every superbill and also readily available at any time, by request. Most insurance plans will reimburse you for your lactation visits, but sometimes you need to be persistent. I'm happy to discuss billing codes with you or your insurance company in advance to help ensure coverage. My colleague Rachel O'Brien, IBCLC, has a helpful article on how to get reimbursed for your lactation visits. Every time someone sends in a claim to their insurance company for lactation services it helps send the message to insurance companies that lactation services are a desperately needed category of preventive care that deserves coverage.