Lactation Consults

"Let an Expert help you get the most out of breastfeeding!"

Lactation Consults are by appointment only. Please call 256-528-7953 to schedule a time.

Services:

Quick weight check: less than 15 minutes: $5.00

Quick Nipple Assessment: less than 15 minutes: $5.00 
If inverted or flat nipples are noted and a Niplette is purchased, the $5.00 will go toward the purchase of the Niplette.

Pre-natal Consult: $20.00
During this time, discussion of previous breastfeeding problems with a thorough history assessment and plan developed for upcoming delivery.  Some goodies are given, such as booklet on breastfeeding, instructions sheets, brochure on the benefits of breastfeeding, sample of Mother's Milk Tea, and sample of disposable bra pads,

Prenatal Breastfeeding Class: $20.00
Each class is limited to three couples. Will cover benefits of breastfeeding, Positioning & latching on, how to get off to a good start in the hospital and more. Instructions sheets given on Sore Nipple Management, Working and Breastfeeding, Breastmilk Storage and Collection, Engorgement, Borrowing or Buying a Pre-owned Breastpump, Medela's Breastfeeding Information Guide, brochures of breastfeeding products, sample of Mother's Milk Tea, sample of disposable bra pads, sample of Purelan ointment or Lansinoh, one Micro-Steam bag for sterilizing breastpump parts that is good for 20 uses. Will be able to view different breastfeeding products that facilitate nursing.

Breastpump demonstration: $25.00
If a breastpump is purchased, the $25.00 will go toward the price of the pump. With the breastpump demonstration, you are allowed to see, try and feel the different pumps before purchasing.

In Office Lactation Consult: $50.00.
Office visits will provide detailed lactation history, instruction on proper positioning and latch on techniques, assistance with breastfeeding problems, pre and post weight checks, written plan of care. If certain supplies are needed, they may be an additional charge, such as Soothies, Purelan ointment, Breast Shells, Supplemental Nursers, etc..
This is a two hour limit. If the time exceeds this, the price will increase at $25.00 per hour.

Hospital Visit: $100.00
Hospital visits are limited at this time to Marshall Medical Center North and South and Dekalb BMC.
 

HOME VISITS: $150.00
Home visits will provide detailed lactation history, instruction on proper positioning and latch on techniques, assistance with breastfeeding problems, pre and post weight check, written plan of care. If certain supplies are needed, they may be an additional charge, such as Soothies, Purelan ointment, Breast Shells, etc..
Home visit are only made within a certain distance from my office.

Phone Consults: $1.00 per minute with a $10.00 minimum that increases in increments of $5.00.

Such as:
 1-10 minutes: $10.00
11-15 minutes: $15.00
16-20 minutes: $20.00
21-25 minutes: $25.00
26-30 minutes: $30.00
etc, etc, etc.....

Email Consults have become very time consuming, and due to the fact that I receive over 100 emails a day, it is very difficult to respond. Please call me if you have a breastfeeding question or direct your email consults to the Medela website at this time. I am very sorry about this inconvenience to you!

Gift Certificates Available
Makes a great baby shower or new mother gift!
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Psalms 22:9.....You made me hope and trust when I was on my mother's breast