What is a lactation consultation?
The goal of any lactation consultation is to identify and address any issues associated with breastfeeding in a way that works for your unique family. Your lactation consultant will listen to your concerns, assess you and your baby, and observe a feeding session to provide a personalized care plan.
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Making breastfeeding comfortable for both you and your baby takes practice. Common challenges range from breast or nipple pain to finding a comfortable feeding position. If you or your baby are feeling any feeding distress, a lactation consultant can help you find solutions.
Milk supply confidence
From providing enough milk to handling an over-abundant flow, many breastfeeding families worry about milk supply. A lactation consultant can give you perspective on your milk supply situation, solve any supply problems, and gain breastfeeding confidence.
Baby nutrition and growth concerns
Are you, your pediatrician, or someone else in your life concerned about your baby’s weight gain? A lactation consultant can help you assess feeding effectiveness, determine exactly how much your baby is eating, and come up with a personalized care plan. Includes expert referrals to our Specialized Registered Dietitian support as needed.
Even if breastfeeding is going well, you may have burning questions or want to learn more about how it all works. A lactation consultant can help you fine-tune your feeding experience and give you caring support to keep going and feel great.
Induced and re-lactation care
Did you know that any human has the potential to lactate? Inducing lactation or re-lactation is achievable with therapeutic support. Ask us about our induced lactation consultations before starting hormone therapy to track your progress and tailor therapy to meet your needs.
Lactation journey care
Breastfeeding needs change with time. A lactation consultant can help you navigate feeding changes as your baby grows. From starting solids to weaning, to building up a milk stash to return-to-work (or whatever else is on your agenda), we can help.
What’s an IBCLC?
Your Breastfeeding Success lactation consultant is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). IBCLCs are certified by an internationally-recognized board to meet rigorous standards and demonstrate specialized skills in clinical management of breastfeeding and human lactation.
How long is a consult?
A lactation consultation takes from 1 to 1.5 hours. Whether your consult is in-person or online, bring your baby hungry so we can observe an entire feeding. During in-clinic and in-home visits, babies are weighed before and after feeding to document breast milk intake. It is also helpful to bring any breastfeeding equipment you are using or may need help with.
What do I get from my consult?
You’ll get a personalized care plan including evidence-based recommendations to improve health and comfort for you and your baby, as well as follow-up care by phone or in person. Follow-ups take 1 hour and will be scheduled as needed after your initial consultation.
What will my consult cost?
Lactation care is a covered benefit many parents don’t realize they have. Breastfeeding Success services are in-network with all major insurers. Learn more about costs and insurance.
LACTATION APPOINTMENT OPTIONS
We can see you at our clinic locations, via telemed, or even in your home. If you’re not sure what you need, call us for guidance.
IN-CLINIC CONSULTATIONS We have clinics in Austin, Waco, and Central Texas, and are adding locations all the time. Check for a clinic near you!
TELEMED APPOINTMENTS Online, virtual lactation consultations offer safe, convenient care right in your own home.
IN-HOME CONSULTATIONS Based on your needs and our availability, we can visit you in person at your home if needed. Travel fees apply.
24X7 PHONE SUPPORT Get up to 15 minutes of support anytime you need help with lactation or breastfeeding. If further care is needed, we’ll help you book it.
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It’s easy to book an appointment with Breastfeeding Success online. If you’re not sure what you need, call us for guidance.