Your postpartum visit may include observation of nursing / feeding by bottle or other tool, weighted feed, 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 and flange fit, hand expression, milk supply, safe bottle feeding, and the biology of the nursing relationship, as needed in your situation. Together we will create an action plan to help you achieve your goals.
We 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.
- Please allow about 1.5-2 hours for your initial lactation consultation with one baby, $225.
- For twins or higher order multiples, please allow 2-2.5 hours for your first consult, $325. We recommend bringing another family member or helper if possible!
Note: Lactation visits are generally scheduled in-office but we also offer virtual consults and home visits. There is a $100 travel fee for home visits within our visit area.
Follow Up 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 or more, we offer both private and group follow up. Our focus as a practice is on long-term personal support. We want to see you achieve your personal goals and enjoy your baby in the way that works best for your family!
We highly recommend taking advantage of our small group clinic. Parents who attend report that they enjoy input from the whole IBCLC team, the camaraderie of other parents who understand their challenges, and a supportive environment as they work toward their personal nursing and feeding goals.
- Follow up private lactation consult, 1.5-2 hours, $185 (please allow 2-2.5 hours for twins, $285)
- Group clinic, lactation + motor skills, 2 hours: $75 (please add $50 for twins)