Lactation Visit

Lactation Visit

via Live Video or In Person

NOTE: *To Protect Your Health During Cononavirus Pandemic Most Visits will be Conducted via Live Video Telehealth*

Lactation Visits are typically 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hours long.

We will discuss your reasons for the visit, assess your baby's mouth, and your breasts, as needed, (if via telehealth I can guide you through these assessments remotely very successfully!), and help you to figure out how to latch most effectively. I will observe you breastfeeding and help you to make adjustments. If indicated I can weigh your baby before and after feeding to determine how much milk he or she is getting (In Person visits only).

We will address your concerns and questions, and evaluate any challenges you are facing. We will discuss strategies to best help you meet YOUR breastfeeding goals, whatever they are. We will write out a customized care plan together before I leave (will be emailed to you after telehealth visits) so that you have a clear plan and next steps.

After our visit, if indicated, I will send a report to your baby's primary healthcare provider, and/or yours as relevant, so that your family's care is coordinated within your healthcare team.

We will stay in touch over the next few days to evaluate how things are progressing and discuss any changes needed in the care plan. Follow-up visits can be scheduled as needed.

Please contact me to schedule a visit, and don't forget to fill out the online intake form so that I can get background information in order to focus on you and your baby during the actual visit. I have a wide range of scheduling possibilities, including week days and weekends, and can usually fit you in within 24 - 48 hours so that we can address your breastfeeding issues right away.

Payment is due at the time of visit in person visits, and previous to telehealth visits. (Except AETNA participants.)

Lactation Visit In Person Fee $175

Lactation Telehealth Session Fee $95

Forms of payment accepted: Cash, Personal Check, Visa, Mastercard, HSA / FSA Card


NOTE: Most AETNA Participants can have up to 6 home visits, including a Prenatal Home Visit, with NO out of pocket cost.

Most private insurance companies are required under the Affordable Care Act to reimburse for out of network, comprehensive lactation care. For more information on Insurance Reimbursement See Insurance Coverage.

Medicaid, WIC and SNAP Program participants are eligible for reduced fees through the Financial Assistance Fund


Schedule a Visit

Text or Telephone (518) 672-1519,

or

I can usually fit in new appointments within 24 - 48 hours. Weekend appointments are often available.

I make telehealth visits to anywhere with a good internet connection, and In Person visits within approximately 40 minutes drive of Chatham, NY, which includes all of Columbia County, and sections of Greene County, Renssalaer County, Albany County, and Dutchess County, NY, and Berkshire County, MA