Prenatal/Postpartum Breastfeeding Consultations

In-Home 60-minute prenatal consultation and 90-minute or more postpartum consultation (within 4 days of birth) - $250.00 OR In-Home 60-minute prenatal consultation only - $100; In-Office 60-minute prenatal consultation - $80

These private visits are for mothers (and their partners) who have a predisposed possibility of lactation difficulty or have a history of difficulties breastfeeding in the past.

What Takes Place at a Prenatal/Postpartum In-Home Consultation?

During the Prenatal Appointment:

  • Possible breastfeeding challenges will be discussed and the mother will receive a personalized Plan for Successful Breastfeeding.

During the Postpartum Appointment:

  • Baby's suck is evaluated for strength and range of motion
  • Breastfeeding position and latch are assessed
  • Baby is weighed before and after the feeding to see how much breastmilk was transferred
  • Mom and baby are given a customized Plan of Care
  • Mom receives a follow-up phone call/email within 48 hours
  • This consultation may take place in the hospital or in the home, after hospital or birth center discharge.

Some insurance policies will cover the cost of a lactation consultation; all consultations will include paperwork to file with your insurance company and a report sent to your primary care provider(s).

Some issues that indicate a prenatal/postpartum consultation :

  • Previous difficulties breastfeeding 
  • Previous child with severe jaundice 
  • History of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) 
  • Maternal diabetes and/or gestational diabetes 
  • Maternal history of infertility 
  • Inverted nipples
  • Inducing lactation for adopted or intended child

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