Most new mothers, and some not so new, need support and guidance with breastfeeding after the birth of a baby. Whether it's help finding a comfortable latch and position, concerns about milk supply, need for review, or just wanting a better experience, a visit with an IBCLC is invaluable. My years of experience include hospital and clinic work, education and private counseling. I've been a Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 2009, and I'm passionate about helping mothers with breastfeeding and I'm lucky enough to serve hundreds of families per year. My current clinical experience includes Telehealth, office visits, house calls, and private classes including infant massage and tummy time. Aetna, Independence Blue Cross, and Amerihealth NJ insurance are accepted, and we provide billing help for clients out of network.
During a typical visit we will work on achieving an optimal latch that is both comfortable for you, and effective for your baby. We will discuss any relevant medical history, thoroughly exam of baby's oral anatomy, as well as your breast anatomy. Using a specially calibrated scale enables me to weigh your baby before and after a feed so that we can see exactly how much milk your baby is transferring. I'll also teach you how to find comfortable positions, relaxation techniques, how to keep track of diapers, and what is "normal" newborn and infant behavior, so you'll know what to expect and what to look for. Your questions and concerns are of the utmost importance, and I will always do my best to answer all of them.
Aetna Patients: Your coverage includes six appointments, within the calendar year, at 100%.
Amerihealth & Independence Blue Cross Patients: Unlimited visits are covered 100% within a calendar year, no copay.
Out of Network: Initial appointments are $175 and follow-ups are $150. A bill will be provided at the time of service to submit for reimbursement. Each plan is different. If you have questions about your benefits, please call the number on the back of your card. There is a $50 fee if you cancel your appointment with less than a 24 hour notice.
House Calls: Home visits are available for an additional charge of $125. If you would like a house call please text or call 215-407-1422 as they require special scheduling.
Corporate counseling for integrating breastfeeding into your company policy is also offered. Please contact me by phone for details.
Cancellation Policy: Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice, or failure to show, will result in being charged for the visit.