After contacting us, the Lactation Consultant of your area will call you to make an appointment to visit you in the comfort of your own home.
A visit typically lasts 1 to 2 hours and it is made around the natural feeding time of the baby, so mum baby and feeding can be assessed. An evaluation of the situation will be carried out and a plan of action will be put in place. Typically a plan involves expert advice, demonstration of skills for improving breastfeeding technique and sometimes the use of breastfeeding equipment.
After the consultation, if further treatment is required, we will notify your public health nurse and GP by letter. We will follow up the consultation by phone call.
Fees per consultation may vary as some travel costs may apply. We will inform you of the fee prior to the actual visit.
Some health insurance companies provide partial reimbursement of Lactation Consultants fees.
Knowing when to call for help can really make your breastfeeding experience go a lot more smoothly. Here are some examples of reasons to call the Lactation Consultant: