Lactation Consult Services
We are not currently taking home visit clients due to a family emergency and a need to travel. Email and virtual consults available. Please see below for referrals to in-home providers if needed.
In-home visit referrals for September and October 2021:
Maire MacLean: 978-500-5740
Christine Fischer Rothman: 617-447-8411
Shelly Taft: 508-245-5301
Shelly as well
Rachel O’Brien: 413-687-0106
Service area extended! I am now offering in home lactation consults within an hour of Boston.
$25 travel fee for clients farther than 25 minutes miles from Lynn (put Red Rock Park, Lynn, MA on your map to check your distance.)
Feeding a child is more than providing nutrients and immunity boosting properties. It’s about a new relationship, a new purpose in your life, and an undeniably amazing bond. Unfortunately, getting the relationship off the ground isn’t always as effortless. I offer a variety of consult options depending on your needs. From simple questions to in-home clinical visits, read below to figure out the best option for you.
In Home Lactation Consults (NOT AVAILABLE FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 2021)
Please read my COVID-19 safety protocol here.
Initial Consults: $300, with a $50 deposit due at booking.
Follow up appointments (within 6 months): $200
About in-home services
In-home care allows you to learn and practice in an environment that is most familiar to you at a pace that is much more manageable than groups or office visits. Visits include a complete medical history and intake, physical assessment of you and oral, structural and airway assessment of baby, discussion and troubleshooting concerns, forming an immediate care plan (24-48 hours) and answering any questions. Emails are sent after our consult with videos, handouts, and a long term care plan as well as contacts for any referrals. You have me for 1 week after your appointment via phone, text or email.
If you would like to book an appointment, please click here to fill out an intake and then text/call me at 617-319-4542 to make sure I have received it.
Email, virtual and prenatal consults
If an in-home consult is warranted, fees from email and virtual consults will go towards in-home consult.
Prenatal Consult- Virtual ($200)
The ultimate in prenatal prepatation! My virtual prenatal consults include slides to my prenatal class, videos, and handouts all emailed to you before our appointment. Once we get together, we go over all of the info in the slides, take a full medical history, and set you up with a care plan for your first few weeks after baby is born. Unlike a group class, this session is tailored to your needs, questions and specific situation. Especially helpful for those who are having multiples, have a history of infertility or abnormal cycles, breast surgery or augmentation, or a negative history with nursing previous children. Learn everything from the basics of latch and timing a feed, how to tell if baby is getting enough and if your particular medical history could have an impact on your lactation journey.
If you would like to book a virtual prenatal consult, please click here to fill out an intake and then text/call me at 617-319-4542 to make sure I have received it.
About Email and Virtual Consults
I currently only see people for baby-specific issues in person, at home. If there are issues with weight gain, painful latch, or any issues specific to baby, please book an in home consult or text me at 617-319-4542. Otherwise read on for email and virtual consult options!
Email consults ($125)
Email consults are for general breastfeeding advice and for issues which do not require physical assessment or in depth clinical assessment. Examples include questions about starting solids (can I start at 4 months? Do I nurse first and then do solids? How often?), pumping schedules and troubleshooting, and questions about normal newborn behavior (nursing frequency, how much baby should take is bottlefeeding while separated, stooling and voiding questions).
This option is for you if you have a pain free latch, and a generally content baby who is gaining weight appropriately (between 5-7 ounces a week up until 4 months and between 3.5-5 ounces per week from 4-6 months) with no major concerns over you or baby’s health and do not need to be physically seen.
If I feel that your question warrants a physical assessment, I will let you know and we can work from there. Includes one week of follow up.
Virtual Consults- Postpartum ($200)
For breastfeeding advice of a more clinical nature. Examples include weaning, oversupply management, working through persistent clogged ducts, low supply when exclusively pumping, flange fitting, and much more.
This option is for you if feel more comfortable chit chatting live versus email, if you have clinical issues listed above and if your baby is gaining weight appropriately.
If you would like to book an email or postpartum virtual visit, please click here to fill out an intake and then text/call me at 617-319-4542 to make sure I have received it.
Let’s chat over (virtual) coffee
Trying to wade through the advice given to you on parenting groups? Consulting Dr. Google at 2AM? Big Breaths! This option is for general one-off breastfeeding questions. Examples include: Nutrition questions (Can I eat this while nursing?), medication search and explanation (Can I take this med while nursing?!), questions about what to bring to the hospital, pump selection, and gear. Coffee chats are not for specific clinical issues which require parent and baby’s medical history (see email consults above). However, if you want to post it in your facebook group, but you’re hoping to get an evidence based answer from an allied health professional, this option is for you!
Prenatal Classes (Virtual classes starting in September!):
$60 per couple with a 4 couple minimum. Most insurance companies will reimburse. Itemized receipt will be given at the end of class.
Want to get a heads up what to expect before baby comes? We go over everything from benefits of breastfeeding, gear and accessories, how birth impacts breastfeeding, the first days, common concerns and myths. We also talk briefly about pumping and returning to work. Best taken in the third trimester (30 weeks+).
Please email me me for more information about getting a class set up