Support Services

I provide clinical support to clients in their homes in Louisville, Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Home is an ideal place to meet because we are able to work together in the very space you will be nursing and caring for your baby.

*Home visits are available within a 20-mile radius of the zip code 40206. A $10 travel fee will be added for distances beyond 15 miles*

INITIAL CONSULTATION  $130

Our time together includes: a thorough birth and breastfeeding history; an assessment of baby’s latch and positioning at the breast; an assessment of baby’s mouth and tongue mobility; weight check; the development of a feeding care plan; and a status report to your healthcare team (if desired). Please allow up to two hours for an initial consultation.

I will be available to answer questions by phone, during business hours, at no additional charge within a 6-week period following our first meeting. After that time, a scheduled follow-up consultation may be required in order to insure that updated issues and concerns are being addressed properly.

FOLLOW-UP CONSULTATIONS  $70/hr

Sometimes another visit is recommended or desired. Follow-up consultations include: attention to any new questions and concerns; a review and update of the feeding care plan; a weight check; and an assessment of baby’s current latch and positioning.

PRENATAL CONSULTATION  $70

Were you unsuccessful in your efforts to breastfeed another baby? Are you expecting multiples? Sometimes a general breastfeeding class just isn’t enough. A private, personalized prenatal conversation can help you best prepare for meeting the challenges of nursing your new one(s). I will be able to address your particular questions and concerns, and help you plan to get breastfeeding off to a good start!

BACK-TO-WORK CONSULTATION  $70

Returning to work after the birth of a baby is a major milestone for a breastfeeding mother, and the details can seem overwhelming at first. With proper planning and support, and an understanding of what to expect, it can be an easier transition.

* choosing a breastfeeding-friendly childcare provider
* your first week back to work
* expressing and storing breast milk at the workplace
* how much milk will my baby need?
* protecting and supporting your milk supply

6 – 12 MONTH CONSULTATION  $70

The introduction of solid food into a baby’s diet is actually the very beginning of weaning from the breast, so it is important to get the balance right and protect your milk supply. I will answer your questions and help you navigate issues of concern.

*balancing solid foods and breastfeeding
*biting
*nursing a distracted baby
*teething
*nursing strikes

TODDLER CONSULTATION  $70

Nursing an older baby is very rewarding and can present some unique challenges. Meeting privately to discuss questions and concerns, as well as strategize certain situations can be of great benefit.

*gentle weaning strategies
*co-sleeping and night weaning
*breastfeeding manners
*handling criticism from friends and family

When evaluating consultation fees, please consider that the cost of formula is between $1,500 and $2,800 per year! The financial investment you make in the breastfeeding relationship now will not only save you money in the long run, but mother and baby will be healthier, too.