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.

Initial lactation consultation (single baby)

After we confirm your appointment, we'll send a history form so you can begin to tell your nursing story. This allows 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, based on 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. Questions regarding your care plan may be clarified by phone, text, or email for 2 weeks.

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. Followup private lactation visits incur a smaller fee and group followup allows weekly support for far less than a private visit. 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 in your initial consult fee. 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. Currently clinic is held every Tuesday 10am-12noon and one Saturday a month 10am-12noon.

Please allow about 1.5-2 hours for the initial lactation consultation. 195
We offer a superbill to assist with insurance reimbursement. We accept all credit cards, health savings and flex cards, checks, cash, and PayPal. 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.

Note: Lactation visits are generally scheduled in-office. Please see Special circumstances if your situation requires a home visit.

Initial lactation consultation (twins/multiples)

After we confirm your appointment, we'll send you a history form so you can begin to tell your breastfeeding story. This allows us to focus on you and your babies during our visit.

Your lactation visit may include observation of nursing / feeding by bottle or other tool, weighted feeds, assessment of babies' oral structure with relation to breastfeeding, 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, with special consideration for the practical needs of the family with multiples. Together we will outline a plan to help you achieve your goals.

After our consult, a comprehensive care plan and a lactation visit report for each baby will be emailed. Questions regarding your care plan may be clarified by phone, text, or email for 2 weeks. A complementary visit to our breastfeeding focus group is included in your initial consult fee.

Please allow 2-2.5 hours for our initial consult. 245 (twins)

Note: As an alternative, you may wish to set individual appointments for each baby. This may be helpful if you are primarily experiencing challenges with one baby or if you wish to focus on one baby at a time. If you are nursing triplets or more, please talk to us about scheduling visits that allow focus on each of your babies as individuals.

Follow-up lactation consultation

At this visit we will address ongoing challenges pertaining to the reason for your initial consult. We will review your work with your baby, answer questions that are coming up as your situation progresses, and modify your care plan.

Please allow 1.5-2 hrs for this visit. 145

Clinic followup to the lactation consultation

We collaborate in offering clinic followup for those working through challenges such as oral restrictions (lip/tongue tie), painful/ineffective latch, low milk supply, nursing multiples. Attendance is limited to clients who have completed an initial private consultation with Susan, Alison, or Sally. There is no charge for your first visit.

Clinic groups are facilitated by 2 IBCLCs and are often attended by a manual therapist or bodyworker. This is a great opportunity to learn about complementary therapies and meet some wonderful local practitioners. Groups are kept small, no more than 6 babies. We work on latch and positioning, review breastfeeding management, and answer questions that come up as you and your baby find your rhythm. You'll have a chance to weigh your baby, practice new skills, and develop confidence in the company of others who truly understand your challenges. Our goal is to help you work toward parenting and feeding practices that are comfortable, sustainable, and as individual as each of your children. We love our groups and we think you will too! More than lactation care, you will find a supportive community of nursing families.

2 hours, 40 per visit or 160 for 8 weeks of unlimited visits

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 basic flat rate for an initial consult outside our office is 250. 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, Spectra adapters, and Mamivac Nipple Shields in addition to other products and lactation aids you may find useful during your nursing season. For safe comfortable support, prenatally, postpartum, and well beyond your baby days, we carry the Blessed Nest line of organic nesting pillows.

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 also welcome to try them out on your own in a private room.

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.

Payment methods

All providers with Sego Lily Collective are currently fee for service. We accept all credit cards, health savings and flex cards, checks, cash, and PayPal. We also accept certificates from The Birth Center in partial payment of private lactation consultation 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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