Frequently Asked Questions

1. When is the best time to seek breastfeeding support?

Early preparation and personalized prenatal breastfeeding education increase your chances of successfully meeting your breastfeeding goals. Once baby is born, time is of the essence. I recommend setting up a Prenatal visit around the 34-36 week mark and a post-partum visit the same week that you get home from the hospital to ensure everything goes smoothly and baby is transferring milk appropriately.

2. How much does a visit cost?

I’m in-network with Aetna and IBX. If you have one of these providers, I will bill your insurance directly.

If you have another Insurance plan, you can pay at the time of the visit. I provide a superbill that you can submit to your insurance plan for reimbursement. However, there is no guarantee that you will be reimbursed.

Cost of cash or out-of-network visits:

Self-Pay Initial In-Home visits: $225
Self-Pay Follow-up In-home visits: $200 per visit
Self-Pay Telehealth Visits: $50 per 30 minutes
Self-Pay Prenatal Consultation: $150

3. What is your covid policy?

My goal is to do everything in my power to protect your family and mine from the spread of covid-19. I am fully vaccinated against covid-19.  Masking is currently optional. I wash my hands upon entering your home and gloves will be worn appropriately for assessments. All equipment is sanitized before and after each use. If you or anyone in your home becomes symptomatic we will have a Telehealth appointment instead of meeting in person. I follow current CDC guidelines. Read more here.

4. How does scheduling work?

The best way to schedule is to fill out your contact information on my booking page. I will contact you within 24 hrs to confirm what date and time works best.

5. What towns do you cover?

I try to stay within a 30 min radius of Oaks, PA. This includes Phoenixville, Mont Clare, Collegeville, Trappe, Limerick, Audobon, Trooper, Royersford, Spring City, King of Prussia, Paoli, Berwyn, Malvern, Chesterbrook, Exton, Devon, Berwyn, Valley Forge, Skippack, Schwenksville, Pottstown,  & Chester Springs just to name a few.

I am happy to travel beyond 30 minutes, however, a $30 travel fee will be charged.

6. What payment methods do you accept?

I accept cash, check, credit cards, HSA & FSA cards.

7. I just have a quick breastfeeding question, can I text or call you?

No, sorry!  I can’t give you individualized breastfeeding advice or care without a signed consent form and your health history- it would be irresponsible of me. Not getting the full scope of your concern with a health history and assessment does a disservice to you.  Contact me for a consult and I’m happy to help you however I can.

8. What is your style as a lactation consultant?

My clients tell me that my warmth, genuine commitment, and expertise help them over their feeding hurdles. I get how hard parenting and postpartum life can be. I support mothers in listening to their guts and doing what’s best for their individual families. By providing customized, judgment-free breastfeeding education and support, families have the tools to be in control of their feeding outcomes.

9. Do I need to get dressed or clean up the house for our visit?

Please don’t go out of your way to clean your house or get dressed on my account. Be as you are. Keeping your baby skin to skin with your breast accessible is so important in those early weeks. I’m here to help you, not make more stress for you!

10. What does a visit look like?

I come in and wash my hands, set up my scale, gloves, and notes. Usually, we start by talking about your birth, your baby, and your health history.  I take notes and ask questions to make sure we haven’t missed anything.  Next, I usually weigh baby on my super-sensitive scale.  If applicable, you will feed the baby at the breast. We then do a post-feed weight to see how efficiently baby transferred milk. I will do an oral exam on your baby and may do a breast exam on you.  We’ll work on whatever feeding issue you’re having; usually, I ask to see what you’ve been doing first, then we work together on improving the situation. I’m happy to observe a pumping session as well.  I love including demos on latching and positioning, paced-bottle feeding, pumping/flange fitting, and movements that help babies feed optimally. Then we sit and make a plan based on your baby, your life, and your goals. Read more about how to prepare for your visit here.

11. My baby is getting formula, can you still help me?

Of course. I can help with Breastfeeding, chestfeeding, pumping, formula, or any combination of all three. Your goals are my goals.

12. I want to stop breastfeeding, can you help?

I can help you safely wean to avoid potential pain and infections. Judgement free.

13. Can you help me prepare for going back to work?

Of course. We can meet virtually or in-person to formulate a game plan to make your transition as easy as possible, continue protecting your supply, and ensure that your baby will always have enough milk while you are away.