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Lactation services

As a new mother, if you’re feeling overwhelmed with the challenges of breastfeeding your baby, Heal can help.  

Heal lactation consultants are certified IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) healthcare professionals trained to provide you with expert support in the comfort of your own home. Each consultation includes a one-on-one assessment and hands-on breastfeeding instruction.

Cost

We are happy to offer new mom’s half-off their initial in-home visit with a Heal lactation consultant. Use promo code LACTATION when booking and pay only $125 (regularly $250) for your first visit. Many health insurance plans now cover lactation consultant fees, check with your healthcare provider for details. We are happy to provide you with a superbill to submit a claim for insurance reimbursement.

 

 

Services

Our skilled consultants help new moms manage common breastfeeding issues, including but not limited to:

  • Latching difficulties
  • Low milk production
  • Oversupply
  • Nipple trauma
  • Mastitis
  • Engorgement
  • History of breast surgery
  • Problems with weight gain
  • Breastfeeding multiples, premature infants/ special needs

 

Benefits of Breastfeeding

Breast milk is the optimal nutrition for your baby and provides many health benefits for both mother and child. Breastfeeding can help your newborn’s digestive system to grow and function properly, promotes maternal-infant bonding and is a source of comfort for both mother and baby. The benefits of breastfeeding have been documented in numerous studies and include lowering your child’s risk of developing many childhood illnesses including:

  • Asthma
  • Leukemia
  • Obesity
  • Ear infections
  • Diarrhea
  • Respiratory infections
  • Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
  • Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that someone trained in supporting lactation observes all mothers between 24 and 48 hours after delivery as well as between 48 and 72 hours after being discharged from the hospital. The lactation consultants offer non-judgemental lactation support to help you reach your breastfeeding goals.

Every woman’s breastfeeding experience is unique and can be difficult, painful, and frustrating at times. According to a survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, two-thirds of mothers nursing newborns face unexpected difficulties while breastfeeding. Thankfully, the majority of breastfeeding issues are temporary and with the early intervention of lactation support, mothers and babies are more likely to achieve a healthy and successful breastfeeding relationship.

If you are a new or expectant mother considering breastfeeding, don’t hesitate to book a house call with a Heal lactation consultant.