Common Problems and Solutions
70% of mothers experience nipple pain. It doesn't mean you're doing it wrong.
Not everyone needs a nipple shield—but if you do, that's fine! If you're trying to stop using it, here are ideas (coming soon).
Does your baby seem unsatisfied after breastfeeding? Are they not gaining weight well? Here's what to do.
Let's get your baby gaining weight—while improving the breastfeeding experience for both of you.
Your baby doesn't hate your breasts. Some babies need extra help to figure out how to latch and get milk.
These babies have special needs, both for nutrition and for breastfeeding effectiveness.
I have been an international board certified lactation consultant since 2005. I’ve worked in private practice, hospital, WIC, and community breastfeeding support settings.
My goal is to help mothers comfortably feed their babies, while managing the many demands on their time and energy. My philosophy of lactation support is that breastfeeding is easiest and most enjoyable when everyone's basic needs are met (including sleep).
I will collaborate with you to develop a breastfeeding plan that works for you, your baby, and your family as a whole.
An in-home visit consists of approximately 1.5 hours, during which I will ask you about your and your baby’s medical and feeding history; evaluate your baby’s latch, your milk production, the condition of your breasts and nipples; and address any questions or concerns you have about feeding your baby.
I will bring a digital scale accurate to 2 g, which can measure how much milk your baby takes when they breastfeed. We will work together to help you meet your breastfeeding goals in a way that works for you and your family.
Telehealth consists of about 45–60 minutes of encrypted videochat depending on the complexity of your situation. HIPAA-compliant software will be used to protect your privacy. We will address latching, your milk supply, the condition of your breasts and nipples, and how well your baby appears to be feeding by observation of visual and auditory cues. Your questions and concerns will be addressed, and we will develop a plan of care together.
My fee for an initial in-home visit is $250; follow-up in-home visits are $150.* If you live further than a 30-minute drive from me (Twinbrook in Rockville, MD), a travel fee of $25 will be assessed. Telehealth consultations are 60% of my regular rate, so $150 per 45–60 min consult, and $90 for a 30-min follow-up. I will provide an invoice to send to your insurance company to seek reimbursement. I am not in network with any insurance providers.
*If you have Medicaid or WIC, I will charge 60% of my usual rate; payment plans are available as needed.