Frequently Asked Questions…
What can I expect at an appointment?
You can read more about what happens during a consultation by visiting our consultation page and scrolling down to “what happens at a consultation?”. If you have any concerns that are not addressed on our web site, please don’t hesitate to call or email us.
My baby is having trouble with feeding. How many appointments will it take to fix the problem?
Each feeding issue is unique. How many appointments you will need really depends on the type and complexity of issues you are dealing with. We provide very personalized, in-depth consultations so many families find that they are able to get the support they need in fewer appointments. After the initial consultation, parents can decide if and when they would like follow-up care.
I saw a lactation specialist after giving birth but I am still having problems. How will an appointment with someone else benefit me?
Many mothers get some breastfeeding assistance after delivering their babies. Sometimes all it takes to help a mother and baby get started with successful feeding is some basic support and a few kind words. Other times, basic breastfeeding support is just not enough. Depending on where a mom delivered, she may not have had access to prompt lactation support by board-certified lactation consultants, health care providers may not have enough time or up to date breastfeeding expertise to provide adequate care and breastfeeding issues may not arise until the mother has been discharged or no longer has postpartum help. Even if you have already seen a lactation specialist, if you are still dealing with challenges that are not resolving, then additional support is highly recommended! An appointment with our private practice lactation consultant is 100% devoted to your unique breastfeeding challenges. We work with you to either build on to the care plan you may have started with someone else or to help you create a new plan that better suits your needs. Every lactation consultant has a different style and approach to breastfeeding issues. Many families have found that working with Luna Lactation was an excellent fit for their family, even when other lactation specialists could not help them. Read their testimonials here. Just as you would “shop” around for a doctor, midwife or other provider, I encourage you to do the same when considering a lactation consultant. One nice article done on lactation “experts” vs. Board Certified Lactation Consultants can be found here.
Do you only see breastfeeding babies?
Nope! We provide care for all sorts of feeding issues, regardless of how baby is being fed. We work with babies struggling with bottle feeds, oral motor issues, tongue and lip tie concerns, digestive health issues, and so much more. We also see adults for wellness consultations, herbal and nutritional support. If you are unsure of whether or not we can help, please email or call.
What if I can’t afford an appointment?
We believe that all mothers and babies should have access to quality lactation support regardless of income. Quality lactation support is far less expensive than the option of not breastfeeding and it is a priceless investment in the immediate and long term well-being of you and your baby. Luna Lactation does provide a professionally coded lactation visit receipt that can be submitted for insurance reimbursement and we are willing to discuss payment options. Visit our consultations page for more payment information. We can also direct you to other community breastfeeding resources should that be the best options for your family.
Have more questions? Just contact us!