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Private Prenatal Consultations:

The best time to meet with your Lactation Consultant is before you have your baby.  Whether you are a first time parent, or had problems breastfeeding your previous children, this meeting with an IBCLC will help you put together a plan for your breastfeeding success.

Prenatal consultations generally last 1-2 hours and include a full health history, review of previous breastfeeding issues, review of breastfeeding basics (latch, positioning, etc.), review of the patient’s specific concerns and creation of a breastfeeding plan for the parent and baby.

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

Prompt Payment Discounted rate for Cash pay Patients: $150 per couple

Home Visit surcharge: $60

*Patients using their insurance benefits may also be billed for any applicable copay, deductible or coinsurance fees 

In-Patient Lactation Consultations

While most area hospitals have Lactation Consultants on staff, some patients who had previous difficulty with breastfeeding, or who are anxious about breastfeeding, may want to have more in-depth lactation support while still in the hospital.  For these patients, an IBCLC can visit them while they are still in the hospital (within 24-48 hours of delivery).  These visits generally last about an hour.

Notes: This service is only offered to patients who have had a prenatal consultation prior to delivery of their baby.  We are unable to bill this visit to insurance, so this is offered as a Cash Pay only option.

Insurance not accepted for this service

Prompt Payment Discounted rate for Cash pay Patients: $150

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). 

Phone or video consults:

To help provide support for parents in areas that do not have qualified Lactation Support, we can provide Lactation Consultations via video conferencing.  These visits are not billable to insurance.
​Fee: $75 per hour (billed in 30-minute increments)
Insurance not accepted for these visits

TummyTimeTM Method classes

The TummyTimeTM Method class teaches parents not only how to get their babies to enjoy TummyTimeTM, but also how to use it as a therapy.  With the focus on safe sleep and Back To Sleep, many parents struggle with having their babies spend time on their tummy.  Lack of time on their tummies leads to flat head syndrome, torticollis, delayed motor skill development, and poor tongue posture. TummyTimeTM helps babies who are recovering from frenectomy procedures, or who are dealing with reflux, colic or digestive problems.  Class size is limited to four pre-crawling infants and their caregivers.  Registration is required.

Fee: $30 per baby
Insurance not accepted for these visits

Baby-Led Weaning Classes

This class is for parents who want more information about how to introduce solids using Baby-Led Weaning.  Baby-Led Weaning (or infant self-feeding) is a way of introducing solids that reduces the likelihood that your child will be a picky eater. It is especially helpful for babies who have had oral restrictions or who have food allergies.  Class size is limited. Registration is required.

Fee: $40 per family
Insurance not accepted for this class

Back to Work Class

This class is intended for parents who are returning to work within the next month.  Topics covered include pumping at work, bottle feeding techniques, determining how much milk to send, milk handling and food safety, how to maintain milk supply when returning to work, and integrating bottle feeding and breast feeding.  Class size is limited. Registration is required.

Fee: $40
Insurance not accepted for this class

Breastfeeding Basics Class

This prenatal class is intended for both first-time parents, and parents who would like to review the basics of breastfeeding.  Topics covered include preparing for breastfeeding, skin to skin, breastfeeding in the first hours, breastfeeding in the hospital, establishing milk supply, how to tell if you baby is getting enough milk, what to expect when you get home, what to expect in the first week, basic latch and positioning, hand expression and breast pumps, and preventing common problems.

Fee: $10 (expectant parent and one support person)
Insurance not accepted for this class

Post-Frenectomy Support Group

This weekly support group is intended for parents whose baby had a frenectomy procedure.  Registration is required as group size is limited to allow the IBCLC to perform wound healing checks and give guidance on wound care, healing and exercises.  While infants may feed during the support group meeting, this group is not intended to provide support for latch, positioning, milk supply, or other breastfeeding issues.  Attendees are not required to be working with one of our IBCLCs to participate in this group.

Cost: $10 per baby
Insurance not accepted for this support group

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