Lactation Consults2020-12-05T01:23:13+00:00

Lactation Consultations

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

A little help goes a long way. Your Newborn Care Expert is trained to help with your lactation needs. When challenges arise we will make sure you receive the support needed to establish a healthy, happy breastfeeding experience.

To better support new mothers and babies we are collaborating with the team at Boston NAPS. Our common goal is to help babies thrive by providing the support new mothers and families need to meet their feeding goals for their babies. Lactation consultants can be requested in conjunction with our newborn care services for one-on-one in-home or virtual visits.

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Schedule a Lactation Visit

Simply let us know if you are looking for a Lactation Consult and our team will work with you to design a customized session.

Virtual Lactation Consultation

Enjoy customized support virtually from a Registered Nurse and Certified Lactation Consultant. We offer a variety of customized online sessions with breastfeeding support, pumping education, and even newborn care. We plan every private session to address your primary needs and concerns. We can help improve your latch and breastfeeding technique or provide a longer visit with tips for soothing, bathing, and sleeping. Cost is $245 for up to a 90 min. session.

In-home Lactation Consultation and Newborn Support

Consult with a Registered Nurse who is a Certified Lactation Counselor. We design a customized session for you to discuss your specific needs.

Lactation Consultation FAQs

How quickly can I see someone?2020-10-15T19:16:53+00:00

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

When should I call you?2020-10-15T19:18:37+00:00

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.

Can we talk about other newborn care topics (i.e. eating and sleeping schedule, pacifier use, safe sleep, etc.)?2020-10-15T19:22:44+00:00

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 with newborn care items, as requested.

Can we talk about pumping?2020-10-15T19:23:16+00:00

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.

What will I do with the lactation consultant during the visit?2020-10-15T19:25:04+00:00

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.

Will my visit be covered by my insurance?2020-10-15T19:26:57+00:00

Many insurance companies will reimburse you 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.

hear from our clients

Thank you again. I wanted to email in particular about Charlene who helped me on the first week I worked with BBNN. She helped with some of the breastfeeding issues I was having and is personally responsible for me still breastfeeding (even more so than the IBCLC that I hired!). I would appreciate it you passed along the compliment.
Marie, Boston, MA
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