Feeding Visits

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, $275

Follow Up in-home visits are around 2 hours, $175

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, $150

Often more than one office visit is needed

*Longer office visits may be a higher fee

Office location:

Willow Health & Wellness

3090 Belgium Rd, Baldwinsville, NY 13027

First home/office Visit includes:

  • Includes follow-up phone and email support for 2 weeks (additional support available for an additional fee, usually $25 per)

  • My billing agency submitting your paperwork to your insurance company for your claim

  • Detailed history

  • 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 supply

  • low weight gain

  • nipple and breast pain

  • oversupply

  • non-latching babies

  • pumping and exclusive pumping

  • recurrent plugs/mastitis

  • engorgement

  • older nurslings

  • tandem nursing

  • returning to work

  • starting solids

  • reaching short and long term feeding goals

  • multiples

  • bottle feeding

  • 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

Home or Office, $175


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

 


Payment


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 while I get the process established. In later Fall 2018 I expect to offer this option as a minimal additional charge, if you wish.

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:

www.nwlc.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/final_nwlcbreastfeedingtoolkit2014_edit.pdf

And this document for more information about when breastfeeding is covered:

https://nwlc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/nwlc_breastfeedingfactsheet.pdf

From Best for Babes: Are Lactation Consultants Too Pricey?
http://www.bestforbabes.org/are-lactation-consultants-too-pricey/