In home or by Skype
Customized breastfeeding education
Medical history, breast exam to determine how your history or anatomy may impact your breastfeeding experience
Folder with handouts to clarify what was discussed/demonstrated
Can call after delivery from hospital to receive support and instruction
Twins $300. Weekend/holiday visits add $50. *Your visit (up to three) may be covered through insurance. Contact us for more info!
Baby is weighed nude for weight gain
Baby is weighed on a sensitive scale before and after feeding to determine intake/ability to transfer
Baby oral exam including suck evaluation and overall head-to-toe assessment
Medical, birth, breastfeeding history
Exam of mother’s breasts, nipples
Pumping may be done to assess milk supply or pump set up if needed/desired
Folder containing written 48 hr care plan
Pertinent follow up articles, links provided by text or email
Report faxed to baby’s and mother’s providers
Follow up phone call within 48 hrs, 3 follow up phone calls included in initial visit
A coded insurance claim form for purposes of reimbursement will be provided at the time of visit
While some breastfeeding issues can be resolved in one visit, sometimes additional hands-on help and continued assessment is needed to fully meet your breastfeeding goals, especially if your baby went through releases of oral restrictions. Other times, new issues arise in the breastfeeding relationship, and additional help can help get mothers and babies back on track. In this visit, for mothers who have already had a comprehensive consultation with Chicago Lactation Consultants, we will reassess infant feeding, address low or oversupply issues, and make necessary adjustments to the plan of care. A follow-up consult typically lasts one hour.
I really do not want moms to suffer in silence any longer than necessary, and sometimes symptoms must be addressed quickly to avoid further and potentially worse issues. When a visit cannot be scheduled immediately, this consult provides help to manage symptoms ONLY. It is not in place of a complete assessment by a qualified IBCLC. Some issues that can often be handled over the phone are plugged ducts, symptoms of mastitis, increasing supply after reduction due to vacation or illness, tips for bottle feeding a breastfed baby, but please understand that symptoms often have an underlying cause that needs visual assessment to resolve completely. Online consent must be completed and payment received before any information and/or handouts will be provided. If provided prior to a scheduled visit, this fee will be deducted from the cost of the in-home consultation.