There's no need to struggle with breastfeeding, and no need to leave your home for help!
Initial postpartum visits usually last 1.5 to 2 hours, and include a full assessment of parent and baby (or babies), observation of breastfeeding and/or pumping, test-weight feedings to assess milk transfer (if appropriate), a customized feeding plan (if needed), and time to answer all of your questions. After our consults, I send a progress note to your primary care provider and your baby's, if you have consented to this. I provide nonjudgmental, evidence-based support focused on helping you meet your breastfeeding goals.
Prenatal visits are about 1 hour long and are useful for those who are preparing to breastfeed after a previous difficult breastfeeding experience, wish to induce lactation, have health issues that may impact breastfeeding, are expecting multiples or an infant with possible health challenges related to prematurity or congenital defects, or wish to discuss breastfeeding with a lactation consultant prior to baby's arrival. I also offer in-home, private classes if you would like more formal instruction about the basics of breastfeeding. These classes can be tailored to your specific needs.
Some of the common reasons for seeking the help of an IBCLC include:
- Difficulty latching baby
- Nipple or breast pain related to breastfeeding
- Weaning from a nipple shield
- Concerns about tongue or lip tie
- Low milk supply
- Assistance with breastfeeding multiples
- Breastfeeding a premature infant
- Transitioning a baby from bottle to breast
- Relactation, inducing lactation, or adoptive nursing
- Using an at-breast supplementer/chestfeeding
- Pumping/return to work
- Concerns about food sensitivities
- Introducing solid foods
Appointments are often available within 24 hours, including weekdays, evenings, and weekends. If you are having a difficult time finding an appointment slot that is convenient for you, please contact me to discuss a time that will work for us both.
- Prenatal consultations: $75
- Initial postnatal consultation: $150
- Follow-up postnatal visit: $75
Travel fees (from zip code 55422):
- Within 20 miles: $0
- 20–35 miles: $20
- 35+ miles: Determined based on mileage
Payment may be made with cash, check, or credit card and is due at the time of visit. I also accept HSA and FSA cards. I can provide a superbill that you may submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Reimbursement is not guaranteed.
Very often, unraveling breastfeeding concerns is more complicated than it may seem, and email, text, and phone cannot take the place of an in-person visit. Aside from answers to very general questions, I do not provide support over email, text, or phone until after an initial visit. Once we have met in person and I have a better understanding of your situation, I can continue to provide support in email, text, and phone, although some circumstances require further in-person consultations.
Your initial postnatal consultation includes unlimited email, text, or phone follow-up for one month.
A note about privacy: Email exchanges with me are protected per HIPAA guidelines. Text exchanges are not. When exchanging text messaging with care providers, please be aware that the communication may not be secure and avoid sharing protected health information.
I do not provide video consultations at this time, out of concern for maintaining compliance with HIPAA.