Pricing + Services

 
 

The Fourth Trimester.

That's what we in the field call the first three months after a baby's birth. Compared to other mammal babies, human babies are born very immature and depend on their parents a great deal. Newborns are a lot of work! In the U.S., new families often go it alone. 

Throughout history and around the world, new parents and babies have been nurtured by their family, friends, and communities during this special time. Some of us are trying to bring this practice back into fashion! We mother you so that you can mother your baby.

When you schedule your appointment, you will be asked for credit card information and to pay a 10% deposit. I do this in case you cancel our appointment, so that my time preparing for and possibly driving to the appointment, and my lost fees from turning others away will be covered. 

Payment (the remaining balance) is due at the time of service. I accept cash, check, and credit card payments, including HSA and FSA credit card payments. Your credit card on file will be charged a $30 inconvenience fee if your check bounces. You will then be asked to resubmit your payment for my services.

After payment for services, you will be given a "superbill" receipt, which you can submit to your insurance company in order to be reimbursed. Major insurance companies, such as Blue Cross Blue Shield and Harvard Pilgrim allow and reimburse for multiple lactation visits. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2012 requires health plans in the United States to cover “breastfeeding support, supplies and counseling by a trained provider during pregnancy and/or in the postpartum period.”  Therefore, when you paid your insurance premium, you already paid for lactation care. Get reimbursed; don't pay twice! Please call the Massachusetts Insurance Commissioner if your insurer does not comply with the law. See the Lactation and the Law page of this website for that contact information.

Aetna families: Currently Aetna is the only insurance company allowing lactation consultants to be in network. As an Aetna provider, I will submit your claim for you and your baby in order to be paid by Aetna. No money will need to exchange hands at our appointment. Aetna provides six lactation visits. This is the care every new family needs and deserves.

MassHealth Families: Please contact me about a special sliding scale fee.

 

lactation Consultation in your home

$300/2 hours plus— Home visits include history taking, physical exams of both parent and child, pre- and post-feed weights on a sensitive scale, observation of a feeding, position and latch recommendations and demonstrations, assessment, a customized plan for the immediate future, referrals to other resources, a letter to your health care providers,  follow-ups from me, and so much more.  While we try to get everything on track in the first visit, it sometimes doesn't  happen that way and an in-person follow up is needed. Two people are learning the new skill of breastfeeding, after all, and two hours isn't a lot of time to go over everything .

private prenatal class in your home

$200/2 hours —  In the convenience of your own home I will cover the basics of human lactation to get you off to a great start right after birth. We will discuss how birth impacts breastfeeding, we'll go over what to expect breastfeeding a  newborn to be like, then we'll add in a little film-watching, some position and latch practice with dolls and knitted breasts, and so much more.

Group Drop-in lactation class and support group meeting

$20/1 hour––Each class/meeting is different. Learn something new every week! I lead prenatal classes and support groups on all things lactation, from how birth choices can impact breastfeeding to the newborn period to baby-wearing to pumping and returning to work to introducing complementary solid foods to weaning.  I bring my scale so that you can weigh your baby. It's a fun, hands-on science class with lots of discussion, film-watching, position and latch practice with dolls and knitted breasts, guest speakers, and so much more. 

corporate/Company job-site consultation

$300/2 hours — I will help you improve your workplace's lactation environment for better morale and the health of your employees and their families. My services include breastfeeding counseling for your employees, help creating a space for employees to express or pump and to store their milk, and  so much more.

 

 

 

 

Package deal: private prenatal class and lactation consultation in your home

$400 — Please see the descriptions for "lactation consultation in your home" and "private class in your home" for this package deal.  

Follow-up appointment– 1 hour

$150/1 hour––Home visit follow-up lactation consultation as client needs. While we try to get everything on track in the first visit, it sometimes doesn't happen that way and an in-person follow up is needed. Two people are learning the new skill of breastfeeding, after all!. As needed, follow-up visits include pre- and post-feed weights on a sensitive scale, observation of a feeding, position and latch recommendations and demonstrations, assessment, a customized plan for the immediate future, referrals to other resources, a letter to your health care providers,  follow-ups from me, and so much more.  

 

 

Follow-up appointment - 2 hours

$300/2 hours––Home visit follow-up lactation consultation as client needs. While we try to get everything on track in the first visit, it sometimes doesn't happen that way and an in-person follow up is needed. Two people are learning the new skill of breastfeeding, after all!. As needed, follow-up visits include pre- and post-feed weights on a sensitive scale, observation of a feeding, position and latch recommendations and demonstrations, assessment, a customized plan for the immediate future, referrals to other resources, a letter to your health care providers,  follow-ups from me, and so much more.

 

 

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