My goal is to nurture, support and empower new mothers with compassionate service, accurate, evidence-based information, and outstanding products. I strive to provide an environment where both mother and baby feel safe, cared for, and respected. My goal as a breastfeeding resource is to educate, guide and encourage each mother as she learns to care for her baby. I deeply value my relationships with my clients and believe that supporting mothers is a wonderful investment in society, our community and in the future of our children and families. I am honored to be part of this magnificent profession!
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, I will conduct a thorough 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 utmost importance to me and I always do my best to answer all of them.
I include a detailed plan of care, tailored to meet your needs, and the needs of your baby. If you are not an Aetna patient, I will also provide you with a detailed receipt for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. After our visit, I send a detailed report to your baby's health care provider. I am available for follow up questions by text or phone.
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 home or office visit 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 home visits, office visits, and classes, including infant massage and tummy time. I'm happy to accept Aetna insurance, and provide billing help for clients out of network. In addition to offering home visits, I also offer you the option of coming to the office, located at 133 East Main St. in Moorestown, NJ 08057 .
Aetna Patients: Your coverage includes six appointments, within the calendar year, at 100%. As stated, I am happy to see you at home for the initial visit, however there is a $50 home visit fee for this service.
Amerihealth & Independence Blue Cross Patients: You have unlimited visits within a calendar year. Your copay for a specialist will be collected at the time of service. One house call is offered as an initial visit for a fee of an additional $75.
Out of Network: The fee for a home visit is $240 within 10 miles of Moorestown, NJ. This includes all of Philadelphia, Burlington and Camden Counties in New Jersey. There is a $35 milage fee for every 10 miles thereafter. The fee for an initial office visit is $185, and follow ups are $125. This is payable by cash, check, or credit card. I offer assistance with reimbursement as part of the service so you don't have to file the paperwork, or hound your insurance company for money.
There is a $50 fee if you cancel your appointment with less than a 24 hour notice.
Corporate counseling for integrating breastfeeding into your company policy is also offered. Please contact me by phone for details.
Blissed Out Mamas
is located at
133 E. Main St.
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Why is it so important to hire an IBCLC?
Well, the quickie explanation is education and training. All IBCLCs are lactation consultants, but not all lactation counselors are IBCLCs. Anyone can call themselves a “lactation consultant”, and although there are some great breastfeeding counselors, and RNs out there, they are very different. As of this writing there is no official guideline, rule or regulation as to the use of the term "Lactation Consultant". To ensure you are hiring a person who has the level of education and training you want and are entitled to, make sure you hire an IBCLC.