Breastfeeding may be natural and instinctive, but it’s not always easy! A little help goes a long way…
In-Home Lactation Consultations
Enjoy a visit from one of our Certified Lactation Consultants (CLC or IBCLC) in the comfort of your own home. During the session the lactation counselor will take a detailed history, observe 1-2 feeds, weigh the baby and correct latch and positioning as needed.
In addition to addressing any acute issues that prompted your call, during your session, your CLC:
- Takes a thorough assessment of the breastfeeding relationship
- Teaches new holds, including side lying and laid back positioning
- Provides helpful suggestions for creating calm, confidence and success around breastfeeding
- Helps you determine optimal night feeding and sleeping arrangements for greater comfort and relaxation
- Assesses your nutritional needs to support breastfeeding
Your session with your CLC is a full breastfeeding “check up,” guaranteeing that you and your baby get the most out of your breastfeeding experience. Your CLC also helps you understand the transitions of breastfeeding so that you’re better equipped to continue breastfeeding as long as you had planned.
Following the session, you receive:
- An individualized lactation plan
- Follow up from your lactation consultant within 24 hours
- Unlimited aftercare support via text and/or email for one week following the home visit
**The expenses of a lactation consultant may be covered under your HSA, FSA, or HSR plan. As individual plans vary, please check with your plan provider. Expenses of a lactation consultant have been included in the list of items and services that are subject to the healthcare reform preventive services mandate.
Welcome Baby Care also offers lactation support in the form of a 30-minute phone consultation with a lactation counselor (CLC). Additional time is available as needed and is charged in 15-minute increments. This service is perfect for moms who are traveling, have questions about stool color or consistency, have a well-established nursing relationship but are experiencing sudden changes in feeding patterns or milk supply, and those returning to work.
Breastmilk Storage Guidelines & Recommendations
- Do not re-freeze breastmilk
- Use/refrigerate warmed milk within 1 hour
- You can add fresh milk to frozen if there is less fresh milk than frozen milk
- When away: Pump as often as you would feed!
|Room Temp||4 hours|
|Refrigerator||3 – 5 days|
|Deep Freezer||6 months|
View a pdf with links to all available services here.