Lactation Consultations

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505-414-7392

Signed consent forms and intake forms are required for all consultations.

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Do you accept insurance?

I can accept some insurances. I partner with The Lactation Network for insurance billing. To see if yours is one that is accepted fill out this form.

If yours is not included, I do see clients out of pocket and can supply you with a superbill that you can submit to your insurance company.*

How much does it cost?

Home Visits: $200, plus tax for initial visit ( 1.5hrs)

Follow up consultations: $100, plus tax for additional visits (45 min.)

If you live further than 15 miles from 87111 an additional fee may apply. *Sliding scale available for Medicaid and low income clients.

Weekends: We do see clients on weekends, however a $50 additional fee will apply.

Phone, Telehealth, or e-mail** consultations

Sometimes a situation can be evaluated over the phone. A lactation consultant's time is valuable. Simple questions and scheduling an appointment by phone are free. Detailed questions are: $25.00 per half-hour, plus tax - including evenings and/or weekends.

**Electronic interactions do have their limitations and are not useful in all cases.

Missed Appointments

When you book an appointment with us, that time is set aside for you. We ask that you keep your appointment and are ready on time. If you do not show up for your scheduled appointment, and you have not notified us at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the consultation as booked.

Cancellations

In the event that you unable to keep your scheduled appointment with us, please contact us by phone at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. If you do not reach us, please leave a message on our voicemail system. If we do not hear from you within this time frame, and you do not keep your appointment, the above policy will be applied. Note: We recognize that no one is perfect and there are circumstances that are out of your control (sudden illness, family emergencies, etc.) and so your consultant may make an exception to the above policies on those rare occasions.


What is an IBCLC?

International Board Certified Lactation Consultants provide expert breastfeeding and lactation care in a variety of settings, support breastfeeding and are an integral part of the maternal-child health team. IBCLCs are great resouces for appropriate referrals to other health professionals and community support resources. They are certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and are required to keep up to date with breastfeeding research and training.

When should I see an IBCLC?

You can call in a lactation consultant whenever you feel the need, even if it's just for moral support. Many new moms often decide to see a lactation consultant to get answers to questions they might have, or to reassure themselves that everything is going well. The most common reason that women seek the help of a lactation consultant is because they have serious concerns.

Here are some indications that you need to see one:

•You are experiencing pain or soreness while breastfeeding

•You have a tender, swollen area in your breast

•Feedings are lasting more than an hour, or are occurring every hour

•Baby is ill or jaundiced

•Baby is premature (earlier than 39 weeks)

•Baby sleeps for more than 4 to 5 hours, 2 or more times in a 24-hour period

•Baby feeds fewer than 7 times in a 24-hour period

•Baby has fewer than 4 bowel movements in a 24-hour period

•Baby has fewer than six wet diapers a day, after day 6

•Baby is having weight gain difficulties

•Baby isn't making audible swallows during feedings

•You have had a breast surgery

•You have engorgement, plugged ducts, thrush or mastitis

•You are taking medications or have questions about taking medications while nursing

•You have questions about choosing a pump or using a breast pump

•You are concerned about your milk supply

•You have questions about supply or management of nursing twins or other multiples

•You have any questions about breastfeeding