Lactation Services

Lactation services are available to parents in need of assistance with breastfeeding. Lactation consultants are health professionals specializing in the clinical management of breastfeeding. They are certified by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. Consultants provide information on how to breastfeed effectively and safely. In addition, they provide support for mothers and their families during the breastfeeding process. A lactation consultant can help mothers pump breast milk or help them learn more about breastfeeding techniques. The consultant can also help new mothers address concerns about their breastfeeding journey. A lactation specialist will also be able to offer advice on latching techniques and other breastfeeding concerns. She will also be able to provide tips on how to deal with common complications. Lactation consultants can help mothers with feeding difficulties, sore nipples, low milk supply, and other breastfeeding challenges. They are also able to provide assistance to mothers with multiples, preemies, or adopted babies. Lactation consultants are often available seven days a week, and can even schedule appointments during holidays. A lactation consultant will bill your insurance company for appointments. The consultant will also bill you for any charges associated with the visit. Another option is to visit a lactation consultant in your own neighborhood. Many pediatricians offer lactation consultants on staff, and they will bill the visit as a preventative service, thereby reducing the burden on your insurance plan. However, you should always check your insurance plan to determine if it covers lactation services.