I currently offer breastfeeding support, including phone consultations, in-home and office visits. Contact me if you are in need of breastfeeding or bottle feeding support and I will be happy to discuss options with you.
I have many, many very happy clients- please see my testimonials page or check out my facebook page for more.
In-Home Feeding Visit
Get support in the comfort of your own home
First in-home visit is 2-2.5+ hours, $325
Follow Up in-home visits are around 2 hours, $225
Please Note: Home Visits only are available on a very limited basis in September 2019. If you have a baby under one week old, multiples under 6 weeks old, or a baby just home from the NICU please contact me to schedule a home visit during the month of September 2019. All others can easily schedule an office visit, or you can also contact me for any availability if these circumstances do not apply to you but you would prefer a home visit.
office Feeding visit
Come to my cozy, easy to find office
First office visit is 2 hours, $250
Follow Up office visit are 60 minutes, $100
Often more than one office visit is needed
Willow Health & Wellness
3090 Belgium Rd, Baldwinsville, NY 13027
home/office Visits includeS:
My billing agency submitting your paperwork to your insurance company for your claim
Assessment of breasts and nipples (as needed)
Assist with positioning and latch
Observation of a feeding
Assessment of the child's oral anatomy & suck
Evaluation of milk transfer
Weight Check and pre/post weight if indicated
Investigate cause of sore nipples
Provide education and support for newborn care
Care Plan based on your goals
List of resources for your specific challenges
For older babies, discussion of issues related to weight gain, milk transfer, symptoms, solids, and/or returning to work as needed
Though I cannot guarantee a that you will reach all of your breastfeeding goals, I always do my best to support you during the time we work together and provide you extensive knowledge and resources to reach your goals.
Please note that many in-depth breastfeeding issues (such as non-latching babies, low supply/low weight gain, medical complications with parent or baby) may require more than one visit.
Higher fees may apply for extra travel and holidays/weekends and multiples.
I specialize in complicated breastfeeding situations, especially including:
tongue and lip tie
low weight gain
nipple and breast pain
pumping and exclusive pumping
returning to work
reaching short and long term feeding goals
re-lactation and induced lactation
and much more
I am experienced with nursing babies & children of all ages, from the moment of birth all the way up.
Prenatal Breastfeeding Consultation
Set yourself up for feeling confident in the first few weeks
May include the following (each consultation is customized):
Detailed history & Examination of breasts and nipples (as needed)
Learn the importance of skin to skin and the hours after birth
Learn about breastmilk, breast anatomy and how your body produces milk
Positioning techniques and tricks & the secrets to a great latch
What to expect the first few days and weeks
How to know that your baby is getting enough milk
How to work your breast pump and choose the right size flange
Safe infant sleep
Customized Breastfeeding Plan
General Postpartum Plan
Any follow up questions on our prenatal appointment, resources I share,
or care plans I give in the weeks after our prenatal visit
Full payment is due at the time of service, no matter the type of insurance reimbursement you may receive. Cash or personal check preferred and major credit cards (including HSA/FSA account cards) accepted.
***New INSURANCE Service as of Summer 2018***
I have hired a billing agency to submit your claim for you, if you wish. I am currently offering this free of charge. Unfortunately, I cannot offer this service for Blue Cross/Blue Shield clients as BCBS will not accept anything from my biller at this time.*
You always have the choice to use my billing agency - if you want to submit to your insurance yourself, please let me know and I will give you a form (superbill) to submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement of the cost of the consult.
No matter the insurance plan or who submits the superbill, reimbursement is not guaranteed- though we do try our best to get you reimbursed.
Calling your insurance company to ask their policies and to submit for pre-approval is suggested. Please let them know your visit with me is urgent and request a rush on the process.
Though I am not in-network for any insurance providers, if there are no other in-network IBCLCs locally, it is my understanding that I must be covered as an out-of-network provider.
If you have Aetna health insurance, often 6 visits with me are fully covered, even though I am not in network. Prior authorization with Aetna is needed. Other insurances are also supposed to cover my visits with no co-pay/deductible, and I have seen variability in coverage.
Please see this document for more information and for an appeals process:
And this document for more information about when breastfeeding is covered:
From Best for Babes: Are Lactation Consultants Too Pricey?
More info about billing for BCBS:
A note for all Blue Cross/Blue Shield clients as of July 2019:
BCBS refusing to accept claims submitted by my biller, even though my BCBS clients have gotten reimbursement using this process for the past year.
Until further notice you will have to submit the claim yourself. I will give you instructions for this process and give you a superbill.
I will not be able to correspond directly with your insurance in any way. This includes writing letters, talking on the phone, or submitting any paperwork beyond the 3 key items they require: a claim form, a claim and a superbill.
For all of my visits and claims I have never been able to guarantee any reimbursement, though I always do my best to get my clients what they should be getting from their insurance, and many of my client have received full or partial reimbursement.
Lactation *should* be covered according to the Affordable Healthcare Act.