Payment Options

Payment Options

In-Home Consultations

Prenatal Consultations - $75
Initial Consultation - $210
Follow-up Consultation - $125
Multiples Additional Fee - $35
Travel Fee (more than 30 min drive) - $25


Phone Consultation

One hour (30 min minimum) - $75


Care Packages

Breastfeeding Essentials - $79/month for six months
IBCLC Connect - $15/month for six months



Nourishing Newborns - $75
Return to Work Planning - $50


Sliding Scale

Nurture New Life is committed to making lactation care affordable for anyone that wants it. Reduced fee or pro bono consultations are available to families experiencing financial hardship that makes paying for any of the other options not feasible. We believe that no one seeking support should be denied care. Pay the amount that you are able at the time of service. If your financial situation improves we welcome any partial or full payment for services when you are able. We rely on the Honor System, meaning we assume you are selecting this option due to a real need. We provide services equally and fully to all clients.


Travel Fee

A travel fee is added to the consultation fee when the location of the in-home consultation is more than 30 minutes from Shoreline, WA 98177. You will be notified at the time of scheduling if a travel fee is needed. The rate is $25 for 30 minutes round trip over the 30 minutes travel radius included in the cost of the consultation. The monthly cost of Breastfeeding Essentials package does not include a travel fee.


Payment Information

Payment is due at the time of service. We accept cash, check and credit. Health savings and flexible spending accounts often cover lactation services. Check with your plan for limitations.


At the end of your appointment you will receive a superbill that includes all the information your insurance company needs to process your claim. Submit this, along with your insurance company’s claim form. Any reimbursement due will be mailed directly to you.


Will My Health Insurance Cover Lactation?

If you have questions about whether this visit will be covered call your insurance plan directly. Catherine Fenner, IBCLC is NOT an in-network provider. Many plans do cover out-of-network providers, but not all.


Aetna: Most Aetna plans cover six (6) lactation visits out-of-network lactation consultants. Call Aetna for specifics.


Things to Consider

  • Call your insurance company and ask “Do you cover out of network lactation consultations?”
  • Ask “Which provider types or credentials are covered in my breastfeeding support benefits?” If the benefits state the healthcare provider must be licensed, or a specific type that is not an IBCLC, then our services will not be a covered benefit.
  • Even if you choose in-clinic lactation care with your health care provider you may still have out-of-pocket costs. The care may be covered, but you will pay out of pocket if you have not met the deductible for the nursing parent or the baby.
  • If you are a member with an HMO or Select plan you may either 1. need a pre-authorization from the insurance plan to see an out of network provider (me) This is not a guarantee of coverage though. Or, 2. they do not cover out of network providers.
  • If you are a member of a state managed care plan (Apple Health, Molina, or a Community Plan) only in-network providers are covered.
  • Some insurance plans require a referral from your healthcare provider for breastfeeding support. This is still not a guarantee of coverage.
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