Lactation Consultation Services

We provide lactation support appointments in your home where you and your baby can be most comfortable.

The length of your appointment may vary based on many factors, including how in-depth your challenges are, and how hungry and wakeful your baby is. Appointments with multiple babies are generally a bit longer than average. We do our very best to make the appointment long enough to address all your needs, and short enough to be respectful of your time and other obligations (including rest). Most of our clients find that an initial visit and one or two follow up visits are sufficient to address their needs.

At your visit, you can expect to be cared for by one of our experienced International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and one or two interns who are training to become IBCLCs.

Initial Visit

Typical appointment length: 1.5 to 2 hours

Usually involves some or all of these, depending on your specific needs:

  • Information gathering, including health and birth history
  • Discuss current concerns
  • Assess your baby's growth and development
  • Weighing your baby before and after a feeding to assess milk transfer
  • Infant physical exam
  • Maternal breast exam
  • Formulate a personalized care plan
  • Follow-up by telephone (one or two calls, 10-15 minutes each)

Follow Up Visit

Typical appointment length: 1 to 1.5 hours

Usually involves some or all of these, depending on your specific needs:

  • Assess effectiveness of the previous plan
  • Discuss any changes since the previous visit
  • Assess your baby's growth and development
  • Weighing your baby before and after a feeding to assess milk transfer
  • Infant physical exam
  • Maternal breast exam
  • Formulate a personalized care plan
  • Follow-up by telephone (one or two calls, 10-15 minutes each)

Prenatal Visit

Typical appointment length: 1 to 1.5 hours

Usually involves some or all of these, depending on your specific needs:

  • Information gathering, including health history and previous breastfeeding experiences
  • Individualized education about what to expect when your baby is born
  • Assistance in considering your options for birth and postpartum decisions
  • Advice on commonly recommended breastfeeding and newborn equipment
  • Personalized plan for pregnancy and postpartum period
  • Personalized resource guide
  • Follow-up by telephone (one or two calls, 10-15 minutes each)

Back-to-Work Preparations Visit

Typical appointment length: 1 to 1.5 hours

Usually involves some or all of these, depending on your specific needs:

  • Information gathering, including health and breastfeeding history, as well as your work/school environment
  • Education about relevant laws and guidelines
  • Assistance in learning milk expression techniques, storage guidelines, and best baby feeding practices for when you are apart
  • Guidance about common questions and experiences that come up when parental leave ends
  • Education you can share with your child's care providers to support your breastfeeding relationship
  • Personalized resource guide
  • Personalized plan for your return to work or school
  • Follow-up by telephone (one or two calls, 10-15 minutes each)