Lactation Consults //
Initial Office Visit: $200 | Follow Up Office Visit: $85
Initial Home Visit: $250 | Follow Up Home Visit: $100
"Bryna is amazing! She provided so much more than just lactation consulting to get us through some tough breastfeeding/tongue & lip tie issues. Along with her amazing wealth of knowledge and expertise she has an incredible gift for easing a mother's concerns, providing emotional support and instilling confidence. I honestly don't know what we would have done without her!"
What happens in a typical consult?
First, we sit down and sign a consent form, which gives me permission to talk with you about your breastfeeding hopes and difficulties. The information I collect in the course of our visit is private, and covered under HIPAA- which means we treat your charts very carefully!
Next, we will take a medical and health history. It's really important that you be as honest and answer the questions as completely as possible.
Then we'll take a quick weight of your baby before we observe your baby's latch & nursing, if it's all right with you. At this time we will also perform an oral assessment of baby and a breast exam. Again, with your permission!
After all this, we will talk about what's going on and how we can work to solve any problems that have arisen with breastfeeding, pumping, latching, your baby's oral anatomy (like tongue-tie), your anatomy (like parents who wish to breastfeed after breast-reduction surgery) or any other difficulties, questions, or concerns you might have!
We will work together to develop a care plan- this is your plan of action! We'll collaborate to make something that is both useful AND sustainable- providing you with the best pathway to meeting your own definition of success.
Last (but not least), we will provide you with an official assessment and care plan that you can then bring to your various care providers. This helps to standardize your care and inform your providers what's going on with your breastfeeding journey.
Our clinic space is sibling friendly, and we offer water and tea in our comfortable waiting room area, as well as during consults. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for your first appointment to fill out paperwork. We have a lot of pillows and comfort items on hand, like a My Brest Friend pillow, as well as a few chairs to choose from. We make every effort to be as homey as possible, while still offering a peaceful environment in which to help your family that is free from distraction!
We also offer online consultations. They're a great way to connect when you have more than one question, but not enough for a full consult- or if you'd prefer online help! This is a great way to connect across larger distances, too, for questions and help. We're happy to work with you online- we have lots of experience with the format and feel quite confident we can do many of the things that we typically do in a home visit online. To book an online consult, just make an appointment as usual, but include a note that it's an online consult. We will invoice you a deposit to confirm your appointment, and you can pay the balance after the appointment. A 24hr cancellation fee applies.
Interns at visits
Bryna is a mentor IBCLC- which means she's working with future lactation consultants as they gain their practice hours. They do this by helping with visits. Rest assured, we've vetted these fantastic folks who will be attending our visits. I will only ever have one intern at a time at our visit- so you don't have to worry about a crowd! They are fully trained in their clinical skills and "bookwork" and are gaining experiential hours- sort of like a residency- to be eligible for the big exam. Interns complete tasks like weights, oral exams, latching assistance, and other things related to our consult- with my direct supervision and only with your consent.