Schedule an in-home or online consultation

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In-home Consultation: $225
Online Consultation: $150

A lactation consultation can be a wonderful way to make sure breastfeeding gets off to a good start, resolve any breastfeeding issues early on and give parents the confidence to know that their baby is thriving

Online consultations last approximately  1.5 hrs  In-home consultations last approximately 2 and include:

  • Observation of feeding
  • Teaching and discussion of breastfeeding management to help optimize baby’s weight gain and mother’s milk supply
  • A written plan of how to improve any breastfeeding concerns

In addition in-home consultations include:

  • Pre and post feeding weight checks of the baby
  • Hands on adjustments of breastfeeding positions

Covid-19 Policy

Due to the Covid -19 pandemic our safety policy allows for no more than one adult to be present with mom and baby during the consultation. Other children in the home should remain in a separate room cared for by another adult if needed. We require that everyone wear a mask during the entire time that the lactation consultant is present in your home. The lactation consultant will be masked throughout the visit and will take every precaution to maintain a safe environment.  Only essential equipment will be brought into your home and will be left near your door.  The lactation consultants will wash hands upon arrives and before leaving.  Equipment such as the baby scale will be sanitized at the visit.  Parents will be asked to put the baby on the scale and take the baby off the scale to minimize contact. Hands on help with the baby at the breast will be provided as needed and all of your breastfeeding questions and concerns will be addressed at the time of the visit.
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Please let us know immediately and if anyone in your home has any signs of illness or has been exposed to Covid-19 prior to the consultation.

Affordable Care Act

Women’s Preventive Services: Required Health Plan Coverage Guidelines Supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration Breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling.

Comprehensive lactation support and counseling, by a trained provider during pregnancy and/or in the postpartum period, and costs for renting breastfeeding equipment.

For more information: http://www.hrsa.gov/womensguidelines/

Please contact your health insurance company’s “maternity coverage” department to find out about your plan’s benefits.  At the time of the lactation visit you with be provided with paperwork to submit to your health insurance company for reimbursement of the cost visit.  Please confirm that tele-health visits are covered by your insurance company.

Payment

Pay with Chase Quick Pay using the email address: jbw.lactation@gmail.com

or Venmo @JBWlactation

HSA or FSA Credit Cards can be used at the time of the visit

Online Registration Form

Mother's Information
  1. (required)
  2. (valid email required)
Infant's Information
  1. (required)
  2. Consent for Care and Treatment

    I hereby give consent for Juli Billings Walter, IBCLC (LC) to work with my baby and myself during this and subsequent consultations for my breastfeeding problems and concerns. I understand that this consultation may involve touch my breast and or nipples for the purpose of assessment, performing an oral digital examinations on my baby in order to assess baby’s suck, observations of breastfeeding and demonstration of use of equipment and techniques that may be necessary to improve breastfeeding.

    I give consent to the LC to send any and all pertinent information to my infant’s and my primary health care providers and to consult with them in any way she deems appropriate. This includes electronic transmission of such information.

    I give my consent to the LC to release pertinent information to my insurance company as necessary.

    I give consent for the LC to use clinical information obtained during the sessions for education of other health care providers or mothers about lactation. Informations used in the way will not contain mother’s or baby’s names but aspects of the situation might be described or discussed.

    I understand that total payment is expected at the conclusion of the consultation unless prior arrangements have been made. I further understand that I will receive appropriate forms which can be submitted to my insurance company for reimbursement. I understand that it is mother’s responsibility to contact her insurance company to discuss and understand her own insurance policy benefits. It is the law of the Affordable Healthcare Act that health insurance companies are supposed to reimburse for breastfeeding products and services. LC will work with you to get reimbursement from your insurance company. However the amount or percentage of reimbursement can not be guaranteed. Please contact your insurance company prior to the visit to confirm benefits.

    I understand that LC will protect the privacy of my personal health informations as required by the Code of Ethics of the international Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBCLE), the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) Standards of Practice and in compliance with the Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA).

    I understand that LC does not have encrypted e-mail or texting services and that messaging may not protect the privacy of my health information.

    I acknowledge that I have had full opportunity to discuss and understand information and treatment options provided by the LC. I understand that I the right to refuse any or all specific techniques or treatment suggested, and any or all equipment provided or recommended to assist or remedy breastfeeding problems.

  3. To download a PDF of the consent form, please click Consent to Care.