In-Home Consultations

In-Home Consultations

Prenatal Breastfeeding Assessment

(45 minutes)

Feel confident in your ability to feed your baby. Ask questions in a private and safe environment. Did you have difficulty nursing previously? Do you have health history that may impact your ability to breastfeed? Resolve fear, expand knowledge, create a plan and gain confidence.

I need it if:

  • Previous difficulty breastfeeding
  • Previous Breast surgery
  • Pertinent Health history

Consultation Includes:

  • Discussion of client’s concerns
  • Breast exam
  • Care Plan
  • Resource Packet

Initial Consultation

(1.5 hours)

Feel reassured that you can feed your baby. We help you learn positioning and latching techniques that make feeding more comfortable. We provide a complete assessment of lactation, breastfeeding and suckling. That information, together with your feeding goals will guide us as we create a care plan that is nourishing and nurturing for the whole family.

I need it if:

  • Questions or concerns about breastfeeding
  • Low milk supply
  • Pain with feeding
  • Baby not getting enough
  • Mastitis
  • Special needs of mother or baby
  • Multiple babies


  • Feeding Assessment
  • Physical Assessment of Mother and Baby
  • Weighing Baby
  • Care Plan
  • Resource Packet

Follow-Up Consultation

(1 hour)

Following-up allows us 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.

I need it if:

  • Ensure care plan is working


  • Reviewing what has changed/not changed
  • Updated care plan

Returning to Work Planning

(45 minutes)

Preparing to return to the workplace can feel stressful. Meet one-on-one to discuss your concerns, and create a plan that fits your specific work and family situation.

I need it if:

  • Planning to return to work or school during the first year
  • Need help thinking through logistics of breastfeeding and bottle feeding
  • Unsure of my rights and employer responsibilities


  • How to talk to your employer
  • Strategies to maintain milk supply

Payment Options

In-Home Consultations

Prenatal Consultation - $100
Initial Consultation - $225
Follow-up Consultation - $150
Return to Work Consultation - $100
Multiples Additional Fee - $35
Travel Fee (more than 30 min drive) - $25


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.


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.

Insurance for In-home Consultations

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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