Find out more about the benefits breastfeeding can have for you and your baby!
At Lactation Consultants of Atlanta, we treat you like family. Our goal is to help you achieve your breastfeeding goals. Because breastfeeding is a learned art, some mothers and babies may experience difficulties that sometimes require the knowledge and skills of an experienced professional.
We offer thorough personal consultations that can take place in the home, office, virtually by video, and tele-health. The first consultation usually lasts up to two hours.
Your breastfeeding consultation will include:
-A complete prenatal, birth and feeding history.
-An Assessment of the breast that includes milk expression, appearance of the mother and her breast before and after feeding, and any other pertinent issues.
-Observation of the feeding in which the consultant watches the baby for pre-feeding behaviors, response to the feeding, assessment of the latch, and ability to transfer milk.
-A pre- and post-feeding weight will be taken to measure the volume of the intake at the breast. (Home or Office only)
-Help with positioning.
-If needed an oral assessment of baby’s mouth to check for any pertinent issues. (Home or office only)
-If you are pumping, we will help with pumping techniques, pumping schedules, and checking that flanges are the correct fit and your pump is in good working order.
-Answer any questions that the breastfeeding family may have.
-A written care plan will be developed by the consultant with the breastfeeding families’ input to help reach breastfeeding goals and resolve any issues.
-Documentation of the visit including a summary of the care plan will be provided to the family and shared with the families’ other health-care providers.
The Cost of your breastfeeding consultation:
We are in network with Aetna and Humana, and you will have little to no out-of-pocket cost for our services. There may be additional fees for travel or afterhours visits. We will verify your insurance coverage and let you know at your visit if there are any added cost, occasionally there is a co-insurance charge. We will not know what the co-insurance is until after the claim has been filed. If you have other insurance coverage, you will be provided with a super-bill to file for reimbursement. Under the affordable health care act, lactation is a covered service. (Read more here)
Cost of services with our prompt pay discount:
- Office Consult: $125
- Follow-up Office: $95
- Home Consult: $225
- Follow-up Home: $195
- Video 1 Hour: $105
- Video 2 Hours: $125
- Phone 1 Hour: $60
- Follow-up Phone: $45
- Additional travel fee for those located outside our service area (20 mile radius): $25
- Additional fee for afterhours visits (6 PM and beyond)/weekends/holidays: $25
- Additional fee for twins or multiples: $25
- Insurance Travel fee for initial visit: $51.98
- Insurance Travel fee for follow-up visit: $31.98
Benefits of a home Breastfeeding Consultation:
There are many added benefits to a home consult; you are not required to leave your house with a new baby, and we bring everything to you. We can also work with you in your preferred nursing nook teaching you how to get the best experience in your personal space. Rest assured our office is your “home away from home” and we will do our best to make you comfortable. We have a reclining chair and even a futon to help parents achieve their best breastfeeding position.
Please call if you don’t find an appointment time that works for you, in some cases we offer same day appointments.
We also offer private and group classes covering Childbirth education, Breastfeeding 101, Baby’s Here Now What?!, and Returning to Work.