Postpartum Consultations

Postpartum Consultations

Private Postpartum Consultations

This in-depth private consultation is intended for families who have concerns or are having difficulties with breastfeeding or bottle feeding and families who are looking for general infant feeding support.

During the initial 2-3 hour consultation, the Lactation Consultant will review the family medical history, the maternal medical history, infant health history, birth and feeding history, perform a physician examination of the parent and baby, observe and assist with a feeding,  review expression of breastmilk (if appropriate), provide suck training or other exercises, create a feeding plan and provide reports and referrals as needed.  The focus of this consultation is to create a collaborative plan to help the parents meet their feeding goals and address each family’s unique situation and concerns.

General follow up consultations, usually 1-2 hours in length, are provided until the family’s feeding concerns are resolved.

Feeding Check Ups

Babies are amazing creatures, constantly changing and growing.  And because of this, often families are encountering new challenges as the child grows.  We offer feeding checkup visits to existing patients to help provide guidance at specific points in the breastfeeding journey.   We also strongly believe that breastfeed babies should have monthly weight checks, so these visits are also a good way to monitor your child’s weight gain and make sure that they are gaining well. These visits are offered for existing patients only.  Visits are generally 1-1.5 hours in length.

3-Month feeding check-up

This visit is timed between the 2-month and 4-month well-check visits with your pediatrician.   Many families are facing challenges and changes at this point, such as a parent returning to work, changes in sleep patterns, difficulties with bottle feeding, nursing strikes or babies who are getting distracted while feeding.  This visit will also give anticipatory guidance of what changes you can expect to see in your child over the next two months and we assess motor function and milestones.

5-month feeding check up

This visit is timed between the 4-month and 6-month well-check visit with your pediatrician. Along with a weight check and assessing motor function and milestones, we typically discuss how and when to introduce solid foods, and address any other concerns the parents have.

7 ½ month feeding check up

This visit is timed between the 6-month and 9-month well-check visit with your pediatrician.  Along with a weight check and assessing motor function and milestones, we will discuss concerns related to solid food feedings and any other concerns the parents have.

10 ½ month feeding check up

This visit is timed between the 6-month and 9-month well-check visit with your pediatrician.  Along with a weight check and assessing motor function and milestones, we will discuss concerns related to solid food feedings and any other concerns the parents have.

Bottle-Feeding Support Visits

Babies and their caregivers sometimes need help developing good bottle-feeding skills, whether they are breastfeeding or not.  Difficulty with bottle feeding can contribute to infant colic, gas and reflux.  Indications that your baby may need help with bottle feeding include leaking while feeding, clicking or making noise while feeding, feeding to fast or to slow, gagging or choking while feeding, wet sounding breathing after feeding, excessive gas, colic and reflux symptoms.    If this is the first visit for the baby, it is considered an initial visit and will be billed at the initial visit rate.  If the baby has been seen by our practice previously, or is exclusively formula feeding, the visit is billed at the follow up visit rate.

Post-Frenectomy Support Visits

For infants born with a tongue or lip-tie, feeding can be very challenging.  Even in cases where the baby has the frenectomy procedure to release the tie, additional support is usually required to get the best healing and outcome.  We have extensive experience helping families through this process.  Generally, patients can expect to have 2-4 follow up visits in the six to eight-week post-procedure recovery period.  During these visits your IBCLC will provide expert advice about post-procedure wound care, rehabilitation exercises, pain management and optimal feeding.  Visits generally last 1-2 hours.  If the baby was not seen by the IBCLC prior to the procedure, the first visit will generally last 2-3 hours and is billed at the initial visit rate.

Selected Insurance Accepted: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, And United Healthcare*

Prompt Payment Discounted Visit fee for Cash pay Patients: 
​              $195 for Initial visit and $165 for follow ups

Office Visits: Available either our Kingwood or Greenway Plaza offices

Home Visit surcharge:  Additional $60 each visit (not billed to insurance)

Multiples: Additional $35 per visit (if visit is not covered by insurance)

 *Patients using their insurance benefits may also be billed for any applicable copay, deductible or coinsurance fees  (generally on the baby’s insurance). 

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