To schedule a private lactation consultation, call Best Beginnings at (850) 668-2119
Lactation Consultation Services FAQ
Q: What does a consultation cost?
A: There are 2 options available; in-office and in-home consultations. In-office sessions are available for $75 per hour. In-home consultations are available at $125 per hour long session. Please call for multiple fees.
Consultations are a fee for service, which means your insurance company may reimburse you. We will give you instructions on how-to submit each visit to your insurance provider.
Q: What happens during a consultation?
A: An IBCLC will meet one-on-one with both mother and baby. During the consultation we discuss your breastfeeding concerns & issues, as well as, your birth history and experience. It will be an overall assessment of your relationship to help you achieve your breastfeeding goals.
Q: When should I seek additional one-on-one help?
A: If you are expecting, we are happy to meet with you to discuss your prenatal breastfeeding concerns. During the prenatal consultations we help answer questions like Can I breastfeed with multiples? With certain medications? or After breast surgery?
After your baby is born, you may need to seek one-on-one guidance for the following reasons:
2 to 7 days:
Infant not latching-on, tender nipples, sore breasts, engorgement, baby sleeping "all the time", or baby "not content"
2 to 3 weeks:
Sore/damaged nipples, low milk supply, unexplained crying or colic
6 to 12 weeks:
Adjusting to feeding and sleeping patterns, pumping and storing breastmilk, returning to work or school
Q: Are there other resources besides consultations?
A: Yes! Best Beginnings offers a few other resources to guide you as a breastfeeding mother. See below and visit the classes tab above, under Services.
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class: This class is led by an IBCLC to help mother and partner navigate the breastfeeding process. We discuss myths of breastfeeding, problems that may occur with solutions, and how to get off to a good start.
Weekly Breastfeeding Support Group: Meet with other local breastfeeding moms to share advice and learn from each other. The group is led by an IBCLC and meets at Best Beginnings.
Additional Classes: Best Beginnings, with an IBCLC, hosts monthly classes.
LaLeche League: This group meets once a month as a support group as well.
Phone number: 850-552-3948; Web Site: http://www.lllflorida.com/
Check the calendar for the other classes taught by the IBCLC