My philosophy of lactation support is to take care of the mother so she can take care of her baby. I will collaborate with you to develop a breastfeeding plan that works for you, your baby, and your family as a whole.
I have been an international board certified lactation consultant since 2005. I’ve worked in private practice, hospital, WIC, and community breastfeeding support settings.
What is a lactation consultation?
An in-home visit consists of approximately 1.5 hours, during which I will ask you about your and your baby’s medical and feeding history; evaluate your baby’s latch, your milk production, the condition of your breasts and nipples; and address any questions or concerns you have about feeding your baby.
I will bring a digital scale accurate to 2 g, which can measure how much milk your baby takes when they breastfeed. We will work together on a plan of care to help you meet your breastfeeding goals in a way that works for you and your family.
Telehealth consists of about 45–60 minutes of encrypted videochat depending on the complexity of your situation. HIPAA-compliant software will be used to protect your privacy. We will address latching, your milk supply, the condition of your breasts and nipples, and how well your baby appears to be feeding by observation of visual and auditory cues. Your questions and concerns will be addressed, and we will develop a plan of care together.
My fee for an initial in-home visit is $250; follow-up in-home visits are $150.* If you live further than a 30-minute drive from me (Twinbrook in Rockville, MD), a travel fee of $25 will be assessed. Telehealth consultations are 60% of my regular rate, so $150 per 45–60 min consult, and $90 for a 30-min follow-up. I will provide an invoice to send to your insurance company to seek reimbursement. I am not in network with any insurance providers.
*If you have Medicaid or WIC, I will charge 60% of my usual rate; payment plans are available as needed.
Sore nipples and painful breastfeeding
Combination breast- and formula-feeding
Working and breastfeeding
Slow infant weight gain
Flat and inverted nipples
Plugged ducts and breast/nipple infections
Breastfeeding after breast surgery
Prenatal breastfeeding education