BREASTFEEDING

See CURRENT SCHEDULE for details on upcoming breastfeeding classes for pregnant women and their families.

As a Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in private practice, I provide many services to support your breastfeeding journey, including: prenatal counseling, assessment, and classes; education by phone/Skype; and lactation visits in your home or place of birth.

Mothers frequently have questions or concerns about breastfeeding. Common issues are: sore or damaged nipples (which is not normal, and should be a reason to get help asap); making enough milk and baby's weight gain; baby's fussiness or nursing patterns; weaning; pumping, milk storage, and returning to work; overcoming thrush, mastitis, or plugged ducts; nursing older babies/toddlers; and sleep & self-care.

I've counseled and supported breastfeeding moms for nearly 20 years, and have been an IBCLC for 12 years. I am particularly experienced and skillful in addressing the emotional issues related to breastfeeding and becoming a mother., particularly when moms are faced with unexpected or disappointing situations. You will find me to be warm, solution-focused, compassionate, and non-judgmental, supporting you in your breastfeeding goals, while helping you to make a realistic and effective plans for resolving problems.

Fees: As with my other offerings, lactation services are on a sliding scale.
There is no charge for a 20-minute initial phone call, to get an overview of the situation.
First home-visit (~90 minutes): $150
Follow-up phone call (less than 20 minutes): no additional charge
Longer phone call (more than 20 minutes): $20 to $50
Follow-up home visit (30-60 minutes): $25 to $50
Private prenatal breastfeeding class and/or assessment (1-2 hours): $50 to 125

I accept cash, credit cards, and checks for payment. Insurance companies are now mandated to cover lactation services (including prenatal classes, products, and consults), however at this time, I do not bill insurance companies directly. I am happy to provide you with a receipt and billing codes to help you get reimbursement, but there is no guarantee my services will be covered. Please contact your insurance company for more info about lactation coverage.