Corona Virus Policy
I am available for virtual consults. It is my understanding that Aetna and Independence Blue Cross will cover them, currently through the end of this year, but You'd have to ask your insurance agent to be sure. I can send Paypal invoices to anyone whose plan does not cover it. (with 90 days to pay)
I have loaner scales if you are within my driving range and if we determine that a scale would be helpful in your case. Depending on how far you are I may bring the scale to you or ask you to pick it up from house. The agreement will usually be that you may borrow for 2 weeks and then return it to my house.
We can actually address more than you would think with a virtual consult! (for example: latch issues; pumping information; general questions; plugged ducts and other breast/nipple problems)
FYI The Breastfeeding Resource Center in Abington IS OPEN for in person consults
I also have names of other IBCLCs who are doing in home consults
click one of the links below
(If I saw you with your last baby, but this consult is a new baby, choose NEW CLIENT)
If humans are hardwired to breastfeed (we are) and it's been done since the beginning of time, (it has) why am I having so many problems?
While breastfeeding has always been natural, that does not mean that it comes naturally, or easily to many moms. When you give birth, often your midwife, or your nurses, will help you get started with breastfeeding. Once you are home, friends, family, and support groups, can usually offer help and suggestions that will resolve many difficulties. I highly recommend seeking out that support! But for some of you, it may not be enough.
Because of your circumstances, you may prefer to have a professional give you personalized attention and assistance. Private practice IBCLCs fill this role. Many moms find that what they need is one-on-one help when they have questions or breastfeeding seems difficult, in spite of all the help or advice they are getting. Maybe you are getting conflicting advice and it's just confusing! My personal motto is There are lots of right ways to do things! But you need help figuring out what is right for you! I may be able to help!
Click here to be taken to my medical records portal. You will be able to fill out the forms on an IOS phone or an android phone or an iPad
This will include your history and your baby details as well as how breastfeeding is going so far!