Breastfeeding Support Services

Welcome! If you are here that means you’re either pregnant and anticipate needing breastfeeding help or you have your baby in your arms and need help now.
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My Baby is Here. Breastfeeding is Hard.

I need support ASAP!

First of all, I’m glad you found me. Realizing that things aren’t going quite right and being willing to seek help is a big deal. Most breastfeeding challenges can be solved if they are caught quickly, so I have several options to get you on the right track ASAP.

All in-home and virtual services have a sliding scale option.

Three Day Check-In

Learning to nurse your baby can bring on a range of emotions and questions – even if you took all the right classes. Getting guidance in the first few days can ease your transition to nursing. Our lactation specialist (CLA/CLE) can set you up no matter how you plan to feed your baby. Learn about what to expect for the first week, ask all your questions, and get connected with additional resources when needed. Our lactation specialists have basic lactation education and can support families with typical feeding concerns. If you need more specialized support you will be referred to our IBCLC.
Cost $60 ($25 credit toward Initial Consultation if additional support is needed)

What’s Included?

  • Help with typical nursing, bottle feeding or pumping
  • Tip sheet for the first week
  • Follow up phone call

This package is perfect if you are concerned about:

  • New to breastfeeding, or bottle feeding
  • Wanting hands-on help with feeding when you get home with baby.
  • Setting up your nursing or pumping station

If things are tough and you are feeling frustrated, this is exactly the visit for you. I will come right to your door (no need to clean or get out of your pajamas). I’ll start by listening to your concerns. Then I’ll provide a complete assessment of lactation, breastfeeding and baby’s suck. That information, together with your feeding goals will guide us as we create a care plan that is nurturing for the whole family. You’ll also learn positioning and latching techniques that make feeding more comfortable. This appointment is calm and un-rushed. Other family members are welcome to participate. Cost $235

What’s Included?

  • Feeding assessment
  • Physical assessment of nursing parent and baby
  • Weighing baby
  • Care plan
  • Resource packet
  • Unlimited phone support

This package is perfect if you are concerned about:

  • baby’s latch or nipple pain
  • low milk supply
  • baby not gaining weight
  • mastitis or plugged ducts
  • special needs of nursing parent or baby
  • multiple babies
  • tongue or lip tie

Some clients aren’t comfortable having a lactation visit in their home and that is perfectly fine. I’m happy to have you come to my office. Sometimes the easiest way to get insurance to cover lactation care is when the appointment happens in an office. The length and content of the visit is exactly the same whether it happens in your home or at my office.

To schedule a clinic visit please call One Sky Family Medicine at 206-363-5555.

What’s Included?

  • Feeding assessment
  • Physical assessment of nursing parent and baby
  • Weighing baby
  • Care plan
  • Resource packet
  • Unlimited phone support

This package is perfect if you are concerned about:

  • Insurance coverage and billing

Once you have established care as one of my clients, I’m more than happy to schedule follow up visits to keep your breastfeeding experience on track. Following up allows me to see your progress, and together we can adjust your care plan as you move closer to your goal. Continue to learn about your baby’s needs and abilities, as well as your own. This one hour appointment is available in your home. Cost $160

What’s Included?

  • Reviewing what has changed/not changed
  • Updated care plan
  • Weight checks for baby

 

This package is perfect if you are concerned about:

  • Ensuring care plan is working
  • Baby weight gain
  • Milk supply

A virtual consultation can get you help when being in-person just isn’t possible. I can help with latching and getting you and baby in a comfortable feeding position. I will show you how to do parts of my assessment. If you can be my hands and ears we will gather the information I need to get to the underlying causes of your feeding difficulties. If we need to weigh your baby, we can make arrangements for you to have a scale during the consultation. We will discuss your concerns and identify a plan that works for you and supports your feeding goals. Cost $150

What’s Included?

  • Discussion of your concerns
  • Feeding observation
  • Guided suck assessment
  • Care plan
  • Resources emailed

This package is perfect if you are concerned about:

  • Typical feeding or baby behavior
  • Expressing and storing milk
  • Returning to work planning
  • Introducing complimentary food
  • Healthy infant sleep patterns
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 Lactation Connection

Hey Siri…what is baby poop supposed to look like? If you’ve been hitting Google too much for general breastfeeding advice and would like to just talk to a real human being who knows what they are doing, this is the package for you! Talk to an experienced lactation specialist (CLA, CLE, or IBCLC) who can answer common feeding questions that come up throughout the year, and through weaning. We can help you sift through the advice you get from family, friends, and podcasts. We’ll provide researched-based information, and our clinical expertise to support you in reaching your feeding goals.

Cost $30 for one month of service

What’s Included?

  • One months of 10 minute phone calls or email support
  • Estimate of 3-5 calls over the duration of the service

 This package is perfect if you are concerned about:

  • Quick lactation or feeding questions (~10min)
  • Common questions about nursing, bottle feeding, pumping, milk storage, typical baby growth patterns, teething, introducing complimentary food, coordinating family support, returning to work

I Think I Might Need Some Help

I want to get off to a good start!

Many parents know they want to have breastfeeding help ready to go ahead of time. Planning is a good thing! I offer several different options.

Breastfeeding is normal and natural, like everyone says, but it helps to plan ahead for success. If you’d prefer a more personal, private consultation to learn the basics, discuss specific health concerns that may affect breastfeeding, and make a plan to help you get off to a good start this is for you.  This service is virtual. Cost $125

What’s Included?

  • Prenatal Consultation

This package is perfect if you are concerned about:

  • A previous challenging breastfeeding experience
  • Health-related concern that may affect breastfeeding
  • Wanting to plan ahead for what to expect after baby’s born

You and your baby were made to do this— but nursing doesn’t always happen perfectly. You can set your baby up for the best possible start by being prepared. After attending this class you will know exactly what you need for a successful journey breastfeeding your baby.

What’s Included?

  • 2 hour in virtual class
  • Resource packet

This class is perfect if you are concerned about:

  • being a breastfeeding newbie
  • knowing how your body makes milk
  • how to troubleshoot problems
  • understanding baby’s hunger cues
  • have a partner that wants to help too