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An initial consultation generally last between 90 minutes and two hours. During a visit I will:

  • Review general health, birth and medical history.
  • Perform an oral function exam on the baby.
  • Pre and post-feed weight with a specialized, highly accurate pediatric scale
  • Assess your baby’s growth
  • Observe a full feeding and work on optimal positioning to ensure comfort of you and baby.
  • Answer all your breastfeeding questions.
  • Write a detailed care plan, with a copy sent to your baby's pediatrician.

As an added service to the parents I help breastfeed, I include two weeks of continued support through unlimited follow up phone calls, text and emails in the initial consultation fee. Follow up in-home consultation is available for a reduced rate of $120.

Fee is $200 for the initial consult (Approximately 1.5-2 hours plus 2 weeks of follow-up phone/email/text support).

Follow-up visits are $120 (1.5 hours plus an additional week of follow up phone/email/text support).

Pre-natal visits are approximately 1.5 hours long and $120.

Back to Work visits are approximately 1 hour long and $100.

There is a $40 travel fee beyond a 20 mile radius of zip code 08043 (Camden County).

Twins? Add $50 to each consult for the extra time and complexity.

There is a $50 fee if you cancel within 24 hours of scheduled appointment and do not reschedule. This fee is not covered by insurance

I take cash, credit and FSA/ HSA cards. You might want to check wth your company to double check the spending account cards can be used for lactation support.

I accept Aetna, and most Independence Blue Cross and AmeriHealth plans. Please call your individual insurance company to check coverage. If you are not in network, I take payment in full at time of service, and supply a specifically coded bill for you to submit for reinbursement. While I can not guarantee reinbursement, the National Women’s Law Center has great information and a TOOLKIT to help you get reimbursed!

I provide home visits to Camden, Burlington and Gloucester Counties. I will travel beyond this area, including greater Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs for an additional travel fee of $40 dollars beyond a 20 mile radius of zip code 08043 (Camden County).

I currently accept most Independence Blue Cross, Aetna and Amerihealth plans. If you do not have a covered plan, insurance companies are reimbursing clients, at least partially, for home visits with IBCLCs. I will give you a receipt (a.k.a. superbill) that you can use to submit a claim. Since every company and plan are different, I suggest you call your insurance company to find out your specific benefits. I cannot guarantee reinbursement. However, If you are having issues with your insurance company, The National Women’s Law Center has a toolkit to help you!

Of note, Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) all new health plans must provide certain preventive services without any cost-sharing (no copayment or deductible), including coverage for prenatal and postnatal breastfeeding support and supplies for the duration of breastfeeding. This means that your insurance company is most likely required to provide you with an in-network lactation consultant or if they do not they are required to reimburse you for going out of network.

Once we’ve confirmed our appointment, you’ll receive a confirmation email. Be sure to click on the provided link to fill out my online intake and consent forms. These are crucial to be done as much in advance as possible so we can spend more time talking, and less on paperwork! Please try to feed your baby 1.5 - 2 hours before our appointment so baby won’t be unhappy and ravenous when I arrive, but will want to eat while I’m there. However, we all know babies do not stay on our schedule so if anything goes awry before I get there, try to top your baby off with a little milk to calm them, but not a full feed. But, No matter what happens, we'll make it work!

  • Baby is fussy at breast
  • Preemie/ late preterm baby
  • Difficulty or pain when latching the baby to the breast
  • Milk supply
  • Sore/damaged nipples or breast pain
  • Tongue tie issues
  • Excessively long feeding times
  • Over-supply
  • Proper pump usage
  • Bottle refusal
  • Supplementing and weaning issues
  • Induced lactation

IBCLC stands for International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. “The International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) credential identifies a knowledgeable and experienced member of the maternal-child health team who has specialized skills in breastfeeding management and care. The IBLCE certification program offers the only credential in lactation consulting and is available globally.

With a focus on preventive health care, IBCLCs encourage self-care, empowering parents to make their own decisions. IBCLCs use a problem solving approach to provide evidence based information to pregnant and breastfeeding women and make appropriate referrals to other members of the health care team. The IBLCE has established Professional Standards for IBCLCs and IBCLCs must renew their certification every five years, either through continuing education or by re-examination.

The credential is considered the gold standard for lactation consultants and is the only credential recognized by hospitals and most insurance companies for reimbursement. In addition to a rigorous board exam, an IBCLC must document hundreds of hours of experience in counseling nursing mothers as well as formal education coursework in lactation management, counseling, and pharmacology.