full service breastfeeding support for you and your baby
Initial lactation consults last 90 minutes and include a complete history of your breastfeeding concerns, weighing your baby and performing an assessment of oral anatomy (tongue, lips, etc), observing a feeding, trying different nursing positions and techniques, and a care plan specific to your goals, needs, and lifestyle.
Breastfeeding is not a one-size-fits-all experience, and it is normal to have new questions arise as time goes on. Follow-up consults are always available and recommended!
Common reasons to schedule a lactation consult:
Low milk production
Tongue tie, lip tie, or other anatomical issues
Pumping and expressing milk
Returning to work
Slow infant weight gain
baby transitioning from NICU to home
Baby fussy at breast
Mastitis or thrush
past breast surgeries
Breastfeeding an adopted baby
Fees & Insurance
insurance accepted for lactation consults:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Arizona Care Network
If you and/or your baby have one of these companies, your insurance will be billed directly for your lactation consult. Make sure to call your insurance company to verify your benefits before your scheduled appointment! You are financially responsible for any co-insurance, deductible, co-pays, or other fees that insurance does not pay and will receive an invoice for payment, if any is due, after your benefits have been processed.
out-of-network/cash pay fees for lactation consults:
$180 for initial lactation consults/90 minutes
$120 for follow-up consults/60 minutes
Payment is due at the time that services are provided. Cash, check, credit/debit cards, and HSA/FSA cards are accepted.
An invoice will be provided for you to submit to your insurance company. Reimbursement is not guaranteed.
Discounts available for families currently enrolled on AHCCCS and/or WIC-please contact me to discuss details!