Motherfed offers one-on-one lactation consults and IBCLC-facilitated group clinics. We love working closely with families – call, text, or message us so we can begin our work with you and your baby.

Postpartum lactation consultation

Initial Lactation Consultation

When we confirm your appointment, we'll send an electronic history form to help you tell your nursing story. This helps us to fully focus on you and your baby during our visit together.

Your lactation visit may include observation of nursing / feeding by bottle or other tool, weighted feeds, assessment of baby's oral structure with relation to feeding, breast assessment, breastfeeding history / milk expression history. You will receive guidance with latch, positioning, pumping, hand expression, milk supply, and the biology of the mother-baby relationship, as needed in your situation. Together we will create an action plan to help you achieve your goals.

We will follow up with back up support for your action plan and send a lactation visit report to you and to your health care provider. We will also invite you to a complementary group clinic visit. Questions regarding your care plan may be clarified by phone, text, or email for 2 weeks.

Please allow about 1.5-2 hours for your initial lactation consultation with one baby. 195

Please allow 2-2.5 hours for your first consult with twins / higher order multiples. 245

Note: Lactation visits are generally scheduled in-office but we also offer virtual consults. Please see Special circumstances if your situation requires a home visit.

Followup care

Some issues are resolved in one visit. If your issues are complex, or if you would be reassured by gentle support over a period of weeks, we offer both private and group followup. Our focus as a practice is on longterm personal support. We want to see you achieve your personal goals and enjoy your baby in the way that works best for your family!

A complementary visit to our IBCLC-facilitated group clinic is included with your initial consult. We highly recommend taking advantage of our small group followup support! Parents who attend this intimate group report that they enjoy input from the whole IBCLC team, the comradery of other parents who understand their challenges, and a supportive environment as they work toward their personal nursing and feeding goals.

Please allow 90 minutes for a followup consult with one baby. 145

Please allow 1.5 – 2 hours for your followup with twins. 195

Note: Currently we hold clinic virtually Tuesday 10-11am. We are following CDC guidelines as we plan our return to in-person groups.

Prenatal or preadoptive lactation consultation

Individualized private prenatal consults are available, one-on-one or with your partner. You may wish to schedule a private session due to anticipated challenges, a difficult feeding experience with a previous baby, twins/multiples, or simply the reassurance that you are well prepared to give yourself and this baby the best start.

As with our postpartum consults, a questionnaire will be sent in advance to help us focus on your specific needs. Just call or text!

1.5-2 hours, 195

Special circumstances

Special circumstances may require a visit in your home or another location. The flat rate for an initial consult outside our office is 295. Please call to discuss your specific needs so we can accommodate your family.

As with our office visits, a complementary visit to our breastfeeding focus group is included in your initial consult fee. Motherfed is a collaborative practice offering ongoing group to help nursing families work through challenges and transitions. When you are ready, we welcome you to join our in-office circles of support.

Lactation aids and pumping supplies

For the convenience of nursing families in our care, Motherfed carries the full range of Go-Lacta products, Pumpin Pal flanges and pump bottle adapters, and Mamivac Nipple Shields in addition to other products and lactation aids you may find useful during your nursing season. For families working with weight gain and milk transfer challenges, we rent the Tanita 815-U, a professional infant scale capable of measuring transfer to 2gm. For safe comfortable support, prenatally, postpartum, and well beyond your baby days, we carry the Blessed Nest line of organic nesting pillows. Curbside pickup is available for current clients who may wish to rent a high quality scale for weighted feeds at home while receiving lactation support via telehealth.

Pumpin Pals products are designed to enhance your pumping life, both for comfort and for increased production. Give us a call if you need a certain size or would like to schedule a fitting. You are welcome to try them out on your own in a private room. Flange fitting and pump consults are also available via HIPAA-safe telehealth.

Breastfeeding aids and gift items may be picked up at the office or shipped (at cost).

If you need a particular product but are in the care of another IBCLC, just let us know! It is important for you to have a team of support that works for you.

Call or comment with questions about costs or availability.

Insurance and payment methods

To see if your insurance plan will pre-authorize your lactation consult,  please fill out this simple form. We also accept all credit cards, health savings and flex cards, checks, cash, and PayPal. We accept certificates from The Birth Center in partial payment of lactation support fees. We offer a superbill to assist you in seeking reimbursement from your insurance provider. Please let us know if you are on Medicaid or if your family has financial hardship. We strive to help all families in need of lactation support.

Why Should I Meet with a Motherfed IBCLC?

Your relationship with your baby is more than milk and we are here to listen. We offer evidence-based information in a supportive environment so you can make choices that are right for you and your family.

  • sore nipples
  • poor/shallow latch
  • milk supply challenges
  • concerns about oral restrictions (lip/tongue tie)
  • breast pain
  • slow gaining baby
  • premature birth
  • prior breast surgery or injury
  • adoptive breastfeeding
  • expecting or nursing multiple babies
  • breastfeeding difficulties with previous baby
  • chestfeeding
  • relactation
  • separation from baby (work / school / illness)
  • hand expression / pumping / flange fitting
  • transitions –- between breast and bottle, to table foods and beyond
  • any questions about the normal course of breastfeeding

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