Why would I need to make an appointment to see an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)?

There are a few reasons why you might need a lactation consultant.

  • Your baby is having difficulty latching
  • Your nipples are sore or damaged
  • Your baby is not back to birth weight at two weeks
  • Your baby is fussy, gassy, and pulling off of the breast
  • You are concerned about your milk supply (too little, too much)
  • To help prepare for going back to work

Is a Lactation Consultation covered by my insurance?

Some insurance companies do offer lactation consultations as a benefit.  Please check with your insurance company to see if that is offered under your plan.

Is Amazing Newborn contracted with insurance plans?

At the present time, we are contracted with some insurance companies.  Not all insurance companies offer contracts to IBCLC’s.

How much does the consultation cost if I have to pay out of pocket?

Lactation consultations are $195 for a home visit and $150 for an office visit. Prenatal consults prior to the birth of the baby should be scheduled between 33-37 weeks of pregnancy and cost $100.

How long does the consultation last?

A consultation varies in length depending on the issue/concern and the baby.  On average, a consultation lasts about 1.5 hours.

How do I prepare for the consultation?

  • If possible, try to feed your baby about an hour or more prior to the consultation. That will avoid the baby being too full and refusing to eat during the consultation or too hungry and frantic.
  • If you have questions about your pump, you may want to bring it for the consultation
  • Have good records that show the feeding pattern of the baby and the number of wet and dirty diapers for the last few days.
  • Have goals for what you want to achieve. This will allow the Lactation Consultant to assist you in planning ways to achieve your goals.

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