When breast feeding goes well it is a wonderful experience between a mother and a baby. Nursing very frequently 8-10 times or more a day, beginning right after birth will pave the way for easier breast feeding ahead. What a great bonding experience between a baby and mother providing proper infant nutrition with her breast milk.. but…. common problems such as sore nipples, difficult latch/ no latch, engorgement or low milk production can usually be avoided or easily corrected at the start by seeking help. A Board Certified Lactation Consultant can correct these and other issues that can arise in early breast feeding.  Breast feeding is natural, but it doesn't always come naturally and needs to be learned. Learning anything takes patience and practice. Most babies do need a little help in the beginning. This is why a Lactation Consultant can help, I specialize in early support of breast feeding with newborns.

What is a IBCLC?   A International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) credential identifies a knowledgeable and experienced member of the maternal-child health team who has specialized skills in breast feeding management and care. IBCLC's have passed a rigorous world wide examination that demonstrates the ability to provide competent, comprehensive lactation and breast feeding care. IBCLC'S use a problem solving approach to provide evidence based information to breast feeding women and make appropriate referrals to other members of the health care team when necessary.

For initial home visit consultation is $120.00 plus a follow up phone call. A home visit is convenient for you and a great learning environment for you and your baby. Initial consultation is 1 to 1 1/2 hrs, follow up home visits if needed are $60.00. Accept cash or check. Payment is required at the time of your visit. I can provide you with a billed receipt statement and a Super-Bill with my lactation codes of services that you can submit to your insurance company. Most insurance companies will give you a full refund of my home visit if they cover lactation consults or some insurance companies just make you pay a co-payment. Every insurance company is different.

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