Breastfeeding may be natural and instinctive, but it’s not always easy!

A little help goes a long way. To better support new mothers and babies we’re collaborating with the team at Boston NAPS. Our common goal is to help babies thrive by providing the type of support services new mothers and families need to meet their feeding goals for their babies.

Boston Baby Nurse and Boston NAPS Lactation Consultants

Boston NAPSBoston Baby Nurse is dedicated to ensuring as many mothers as possible have the support and education they need after having a baby, especially as it related to breastfeeding. This means teaming up with some of the best companies in and around Boston to provide additional support services to families during those first few days and months home. In order to better support and educate breastfeeding mothers and their babies, we have teamed up with Boston NAPS for all of your breastfeeding needs. Their comprehensive line-up of prenatal breastfeeding education, in-home lactation visits after delivery, and free breastfeeding support groups, offers a resource for everyone.

In-home Lactation & Newborn Support

What to Expect

Consult with a Registered Nurse who is a Certified Lactation Counselor. We design a customized session for you to discuss your specific needs. Your visit may include one or more of the following:

Lactation support:

  • Observing a feeding
  • Suggestions for improved latch and positioning to ensure your baby is getting as much milk as possible
  • Pre- and post-feed weight to evaluate how much breastmilk your baby is getting
  • Customized plan for reaching your breastfeeding goals

Pumping education:

  • Overview and assembly of pump and its parts
  • Proper fitting of phalanges to your breasts and nipples
  • Instruction on cleaning the pump and its parts
  • Introduction to pumping schedules
  • Overview of safely handling and storing breast milk

Newborn care:

  • Overview of newborn behaviors and healthy feeding and sleeping schedules
  • When and how to introduce a pacifier
  • Hands-on practice with bathing, swaddling and soothing
  • Opportunity to discuss your newborn questions with a Registered Nurse in your home

Free Breastfeeding Support Group

Breastfeeding Support Group Near Me

Join a free, drop in, breastfeeding support group.

Get out of the house with your baby, meet new people, and gain insight and support from other new or experienced breastfeeding mothers. You do not need to register for the group, but instead can feel free to drop in at anytime during the scheduled hours. View upcoming support groups here:

Lactation Services Frequently Asked Questions

In-Home Lactation Visits FAQ

Breast Pumping Advice and Help

1. Will my visit be covered by my insurance?

Many insurance companies will reimburse for one or more lactation visits. While Boston NAPS is a private company and cannot bill your insurance company directly, we will provide you with a receipt and a detailed invoice. Your invoice will include specific information that your insurance company is seeking, such as diagnosis codes for medical billing, to provide you with your reimbursement.

You may also choose to pay Boston NAPS with your FSA or HSA card.

2. What do you do with the lactation consultant during the visit?

Each lactation consultation visit is an hour long and done in your home. Just before our scheduled appointment, we ask that you please have your baby in a clean diaper and a swaddle for when we arrive.

Your Boston NAPS lactation consultant will bring a scale and take the baby’s pre-feed and post-feed weight. This is to see exactly how much milk transfers to your baby during a feeding.

This visit is all about you! We will provide personalized breastfeeding instruction and answer any questions you have. We will go through your baby’s latch, and if something isn’t quite right, we will help make adjustments to improve it. Our lactation consultant will show you best practices to feel comfortable when you feed your baby. We can help you create a feeding schedule for your newborn, or provide feedback to make your existing feeding schedule work even better.

3. Can we talk about pumping?

Yes! We offer a “Lactation Consultation Plus Pumping” visit. This is our regular lactation consult, but we’ll stay a little longer to teach you how to use your pump, and to discuss the ins-and-outs of pumping, along with any other questions you may have.

4. Can we talk about other newborn care topics (i.e. eating and sleeping schedule, pacifier use, safe sleep, etc)?

Absolutely! First-time parents generally have tons of questions and we’re happy to be a support to you.

If this is your first time bringing home a baby, we encourage you to book a Newborn Consultation. This 2 hour visit will start with discussing your feeding choice at length (if breastfeeding, this portion of the visit includes everything as described in our one hour lactation consult) and then the remaining time will be spent answering all of your questions and concerns as it relates to your baby. We will take the time to answer all of you and your partner’s questions thoroughly, as well as provide you with hands on demonstration and practice of newborn care items, if requested or needed.

5. When should I call you?

It’s best to call us after you have delivered and are still in the hospital, so that we can come to see you during your first day or two at home. Your milk usually comes in once you’re home, and it can be helpful to have someone come in to let you know when this has happened and the changes you may begin to see with feeding patterns.

In the hospital, you have an abundance of support. When you get home from the hospital, you may feel a bit on your own, so we want to provide an extension of that support, helping you to make sure that your baby is eating right and that the baby is getting enough milk during feedings. You don’t need to have a colossal problem for us to come in. Honestly, it’s nice to have an expert confirm that you’re doing it right and offer you one-on-one breastfeeding support in the comfort and privacy of your own home.

6. How quickly can I see someone?

We strive to schedule appointments within 24-48 hours. Contact us here to schedule an appointment.