A Home Visit to Get a Handle on Things!
Whether you are a first-time mother and feeling overwhelmed by breastfeeding and needing guidance through the basics, or, are an experienced mother needing support with a new baby; I can help. I have extensive experience working with families facing feeding-related challenges such as but not limited to: sore or abraded nipples, concerns about low supply, over supply, mastitis, plugged ducts, history of breast surgery or trauma, anxiety related to feeding or pumping, baby not gaining or gaining slowly, baby not latching, jaundiced or sleepy baby, tongue-tied/lip-tied baby, baby unsettled during or following feeds. I will spend approximately 2 hours in your home during which time I will:
- Take your and your baby’s medical and feeding history and ask you about your specific questions, concerns and goals.
- Examine your breasts and your baby.
- Observe you and your baby feed while coaching you through latch-on and positioning suggestions to enhance comfort and efficacy.
- Measure your baby’s intake at the breast using a scale accurate to 0.1 oz.
- Depending on your situation, I may suggest pumping following the feed in order to further assess your milk supply, ensure adequate drainage and comfort to your breasts, or to simply demystify the process for you.
- Provide assessment of what is happening for you and your baby, outline your options and answer your questions.
- Craft a personalized care plan and provide resources to support you to achieve your goals.
- Set up a plan for us to follow up by phone to check on your progress and answer additional questions.
- Provide you with the documentation needed for you to submit a claim for reimbursement from your insurance provider.
Following your visit, I will send a detailed report to your OB or midwife and to your baby’s pediatrician. Follow up phone support is included with your paid consultation fee.
Most major insurance plans provide reimbursement for this service. Payment is required at the time of service. I accept payment by cash, check, or credit/debit card.