Investment

Lactation consultation is a valuable investment in your breastfeeding relationship and your baby’s health. Consider the following:

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Breastfeeding help is most effective as soon as you realize there’s a problem. It can seem less expensive to wait, but addressing a problem later often makes it more challenging to resolve.

Many issues can be addressed in one or two visits, and even very complicated situations rarely need much more than three. Lactation consultations may seem expensive, but even a very complex situation needing several visits requires less investment than formula feeding for two months.

Breastfeeding support groups, while helpful for basic questions and weekly weigh-in, are not geared to provide you with one-on-one focused attention to your situation and may not be led by someone qualified to treat your problem. This can delay finding a solution to your issue, and may even make the situation worse.

Questions parents ask me:

What are your fees?

In Home Consultations:

– Initial Consult (90 minutes) – $175 (Denver metro area) or $200 (Douglas County, Boulder County, Brighton, and surrounding communities) This includes a travel fee which may not be reimbursed by your insurance.

– Additional Time is billed at $50/half-hour.  Appointments for multiples require more time.

– Follow-up Consults – $100/hr with a travel fee assessed per trip to your home.

 

Office Consultations (coming soon at Elevation Health):

– Initial Consult (90 minutes) – $150 (Multiples 2 hour appointment – $200)

– Follow-up Consults (60 minutes) – $100

Complete list of consult options and descriptions.

Do you take insurance?

I accept cash, check, or credit card, and can also take HSA cards. I do not bill your insurance directly, but I provide you with a superbill so you can apply for insurance reimbursement. Remember that if your insurance company tells you that it only covers “in-network providers” and then tells you there aren’t any in your area, they must provide you with “gap coverage” so you can see someone and be reimbursed the cost.

According to the Affordable Care Act, your insurance should reimburse you for breastfeeding support including lactation consultation, pump rental, personal use pumps so you can continue breastfeeding when you go back to work, and breastfeeding classes. Please check with your insurance company to determine exactly how this is handled.  You may find this helpful: https://www.nwlc.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/final_nwlcbreastfeedingtoolkit2014_edit.pdf.