Our lactation team is dedicated to helping you meet your infant feeding goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who will benefit from a prenatal lactation appointment?
- Women who had a disappointing breastfeeding experience in the past
- Those with diabetes or gestational diabetes
- Expectant mothers with unique concerns about infant feeding
- Those whose babies are likely to need special help with breastfeeding
- Mothers-to-be expecting more than one!
Who should make an appointment for after hospital discharge?
- Mothers who are concerned about baby’s weight or their milk supply
- Anyone who supplemented in the hospital and wants to get back to exclusive breastfeeding
- Women experiencing breast or nipple pain
- Mothers whose babies are having difficulty with latch
- Those wanting to tailor a plan for return to work
- Parents of babies who seem unusually fussy
What happens during a consultation?
An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) will take a history, observe a feeding, use a scale to measure your baby’s intake, work with you to create a plan, and send a report to your primary healthcare provider. A consultation generally takes about an hour. Many families come in multiple times.
How much does a consultation cost?
Many insurance plans cover lactation services under the Affordable Care Act with no co-pay. If your insurance does not cover, there are affordable self-pay options available.