Consult

 

An Initial consultation may last 1-2 hours and may include many of the following:

 

Listening to your birth experience(s)

 

Obtaining your health history

 

Obtaining your baby's health history

 

Discussion of your breastfeeding goals

 

Develop a plan of care to assist you with those goals

 

Examination of your baby's mouth

 

Observe a feeding and feeding behaviors

 

Recommendations for changes in latch and/or positioning as needed

 

Weight checked before and after a feeding to determine the amount of milk transferred

 

Examination of your breasts and/or nipples prior to and after feeding when painful breastfeeding is verbalized

 

Referral to a primary healthcare provider as needed

 

A full report will be sent to your and/or your baby's healthcare provider if you were referred by same

 

A written plan of care will be provided with specific information to support your individual breastfeeding needs/goals

 

Forms and information provided to assist you in submitting a claim to your insurance provider

 

 

A follow-up Consultation may take 30-60 minutes and may include many of the above or simply a weight check to compare to weight obtained at the initial consultation. Follow-up consultations are individualized according to a mother's questions/concerns and/or her baby's needs.

 

Many breastfeeding problems can be resolved with one visit, however, some challenges require additional fine-tuning. The need for additional follow-up care will be discussed as part of your plan of care during your consultation.