Lactation Consultants are trained and experienced to help solve breastfeeding problems with feeding your baby? Do you need a lactation consultation at home or in the office? Our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants, IBCLC, offer breastfeeding consultations wherever you need breastfeeding help. They will not only address your immediate breastfeeding concerns, but they offer followup to help you reach your breastfeeding goals. In addition, our consultants offer Lactation Training Classes for Professionals either in the clinic or in our classroom.
Comprehensive Lactation Consultation Services
- Lactation consultations for breastfeeding problems–in our offices or your home
- Lactation consultations for singletons and multiples
- Breastpump instruction and flange fitting consultation
- Breastfeeding classes for singletons and multiples
- Prenatal preventive breastfeeding consultations
- Lactation Training Classes for Professionals
Lactation consultations for breastfeeding problems or difficulties:
A lactation consultation usually takes 1.5 – 2 hours and will cover the full scope of assessments and observations necessary to ascertain and solve breastfeeding problems. A consultation will generally include:
- assessment of baby’s color, hydration and weight
- assessment of baby’s anatomy as relates to breastfeeding
- assessment of mother’s breasts and nipples
- adjustment of positioning and latch
- observation of feeding patterns
- observation of efficiency of milk transfer
- measurement of milk intake to 0.1 ounce by pre- and post-feeding weights
- guidelines for improved breastfeeding management
- answers to the parents’ breastfeeding questions
- a written plan to overcome detected problems
- assessment report sent to health care providers
- superbill to aid parents filing for insurance reimbursement.
If appropriate for the breastfeeding dyad:
- recommendation of breastfeeding aids and instruction on their use
- observation of pumping and flange fit
- referral back to the health care provider.
Follow-up is usually by phone, email, or texts but sometimes a follow-up consultation is required at the mother’s discretion at a reduced fee. Support will continue until mother and baby establish their unique breastfeeding relationship.