A lactation consultant provides services to help a parent reach their breastfeeding/feeding goals. Services are provided in the comfort of the family’s home or in our office space at Portland Family Health. The consultant will serve as a resource for parents by providing accurate, evidence-based information and practical support. Throughout the visit, the lactation consultant uses their knowledge and experience to assess the current situation in order to come up with a plan that best needs your individual needs and goals.
What takes place at a lactation visit?
Thorough health and birth history obtained
Discussion of feeding goals
Take infant’s weight
Observation of mother and baby during a feed
Help with breastfeeding latch and positioning
Assessment of amount of milk transferred during feeding
Oral exam performed (only if this is ok with you) to evaluate baby’s sucking skills for strength and range of motion
Breast exam (with permission only)
Discuss any problems or concerns
Create an individualized care plan that will work for you
Follow-up phone call
Follow-up visits and weight checks scheduled as needed
Fees for Services:
We currently offer prenatal and postpartum lactation support home visits, office visits at Portland Family Health, or visits at your hospital or birthing center.
Please call or email Bliss Lactation for a full list of fees for services.
Chelsea is currently an in-network provider (IBCLC) with Aetna. For any other insurance plan, payment will be collected at time of service and a superbill with codes will be provided to submit to your company for possible reimbursement.