This initial home visit will typically take 1.5-2 hours while mom and baby go through an in-debth health history, examination, feeding and latch assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. Many families prefer a home visit when the infant is very young, mom is home with other children, or mom is recovering from the birth and is not yet up and around, while some just prefer to be in the comfort of their own home and surroundings. This visit will include a follow-up phone call, and weight check at the birth center if needed or wanted.
Approximately 1.5-2 hrs~$150
This hour-long initial visit addresses breastfeeding concerns and challenges. A health history, examination, and assessment are performed; followed by diagnosis, treatment, and care plan. All visits include a structural chiropractic examination of the jaw, neck and sacrum, as well as an adjustment if needed (many breastfeeding problems are caused by a structural problem in the infant). An infant scale is available for pre- and post- feeding weight checks to determine milk transfer quantities, and assess weight gain.
1 hour session~$125
Follow-up Office Visit
Some cases are more complex and require follow-up assessment and treatment. This visit is usually done in the office to have access to the infant scale, but can be done at home if necessary.
30 minute in-office~$50 1 hour in-office~$75 1 hour at-home session~$95
* Payments can be made by cash, check, or credit card. A superbill will be provided upon request which you can submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
Why Hire Me?
Not all lactation counselors are created equal and each family has to make the important decision of whom to trust with their breastfeeding concerns. I have personally had both a positive experience with a wonderful lactation worker, and a negative one. If it were not for my education and previous breastfeeding experience, we could have run into some trouble.
Being in private practice allows me to devote as much time as needed to each family, which is a big part of breastfeeding problem solving. I also have the flexibility to provide home visits, which are essential for moms with other children at home, or who are recovering from a traumatic birth.
Having been a prenatal/pediatric chiropractic doctor for many years also lends a hand in assessing and correcting mechanical or neurological problems in baby that could be a result of traumatic birth, c-section, or poor womb positioning. This is not typical of other lactation consultants. I also have extensive training in nutrition, and maintain a nutrition certification.
Private practice also means that I do not have to conform to any hospital policies or procedures that can interfere with breastfeeding or the necessary lactation support needed for ensuring an optimal breastfeeding experience.
The bottom line is this: it is my passion to provide the most supurlative care to ensure that you and your baby have the best breastfeeding experience possible. I am dedicated to making sure that every mother and baby experiences the beautiful relationship and synchronicity that develop from bonded breastfeeding.
What value can you put on a beautiful, relaxed breastfeeding relationship that provides the perfect nutrition, immunity, neurological development, bonding, and a multitude of health benefits for mom too?