Lactation consultant helping you reach your breastfeeding goals!



Will yourinsurance cover the cost? I am contracted with Aetna and Independence Blue Cross. (this includes Indepedence Administrators, Personal Choice and Keystone Health Plan East)  I am able to bill them directly.  Individual Plans may vary in coverage, but most Aetna plans cover 6 visits and most Blue Cross (specifically Personal Choice and Keystone Health plan East)   plans cover unlimited number of visits.   Horizon Bluce Cross of NJ allows two visits.
Some out of state Blue Cross Plans will also cover lactation, In those instances, I will accept a check in full payment from you, and hold it while I submit through the local Blue Cross.  If Blue Cross pays for the visit, I will return your check to you.  State assistance Aetna Better Health and Keystone Mercy plans do NOT reimburse my specialty.

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Out of area convenience fee is $25 for consults beyond 15 miles one way.

This is NOT covered by insurance.

 Consultation to help prepare for a return to work outside the home


Start planning for your return to week about 3 -  4 weeks before you actually have to return.


what is included: 

If this is our first time to meet:

  • I will ask you about your medical history
  • I will ask you about relevant family history
  • I will ask you to tell me all about your pregnancy and birth

Then:

  • I will ask you to tell me how the breastfeeding is going so far, and what your personal goals areI
  • will weigh your baby before and after a feeding, to assess how much he/she takes on average
  • I will ask to observe you pumping, so that I may assess that you are comfortable with the pump
  • I will be looking to see that you have the correct size flanges, to prevent nipple injury and to optimize output
  • I will offer instruction about maximizing production when combining hand massage with pumping
  • I will offer written information regarding safe handling storage of breastmilk
  • I will offer written information for you to give to your baby's caregiver about handling and feeding
  • I will provide you with a receipt with proper CPT and ICD codes as well as my NPI; and EIN; and  IBCLC number; as well as the date and amount paid so that you may provide it to your healthcare insurance carrier if  needed for reimbursement
  1. You will have continued access to me by phone and email or text for three weeks  after the visit.

The consult will  probably last 30 min. Cost $75

If you would prefer pre and post feeding weights along with the consult, it will typically be at least  1 hour long. Cost is - $125.

Did you know?

Did you know that you may be able to get your pump provided free of cost by your insurance provider?  Call your insurance provider for details and names of locations (DME, Durable Medical Equipment)

that  they are affiliated with for breast pumps and accessories.  Usually, the DME will do all the paperwork for you.  See Questions page for more details about talking to your insurance provider..