Lactation Consultant

A Crisis Of Breastfeeding Is A Crisis Of Motherhood, I Will See You Through Both

Many women struggle with breastfeeding because they are given conflicting advice during pregnancy and their hospital stay. A cohesive philosophy can make all the difference to a new family struggling to understand and feed their baby. MCC provides same-day or next-day lactation consultations for women experiencing pain with breastfeeding or investigating their milk supply, or those who are struggling to breastfeed and contemplating giving up. Let us provide you with breastfeeding help for the duration of your breastfeeding journey. 

What services does MCC have for expectant parents?

MCC can provide in-home prenatal breastfeeding education that goes beyond the benefits of breastfeeding. We will give you the tools to understand challenges that may arise during your hospital stay and your first days at home, and how to overcome these obstacles. Partners are encouraged to attend! Studies prove the partners educated about breastfeeding can be a huge help in the first days postpartum. We also offer the option of paying for care while pregnant to ensure you will have assistance postpartum; we can visit your home as soon as your return home with your little one, as prepaid clients are given priority scheduling. This comprehensive care keeps MCC families bonding, as they adjust to breastfeeding.

$350 (includes prenatal breastfeeding education, text support during your hosptial stay, full in-home consultation)

What Does A Postpartum Lactation Consultation Look Like?

For your convenience, we will come to your home.

First we will determine how well your baby is able to breastfeed. We will do this by weighing your baby before and after feeding. During feeding, we will also help you with latching and positioning your newborn while assessing your breasts and nipples.

Next, we will have you pump until your breasts are empty. We do this to determine milk supply, and make sure you know how to use your breast pump and it fits properly. Determining your milk supply allows us to calculate the amount of milk you make per day and compare that to what your baby needs each day to grow.

Finally, we will examine your baby’s muscle tone, range of motion, and mouth to see if there are any issues that may cause breastfeeding difficulties. This assessment is based in cutting-edge evidence-based practices, as recommended by the International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs).

By the time we eave your home, you will have a written plan to follow, emailed informational references, and a clear understanding of what follow up will look like in the next few days. Our home-visiting model keeps your baby safe, and helps to increase your confidence through postpartum education. MCC keeps the cost low for follow-up consultations so we can remain on your team as you continue on your breastfeeding journey. We will by by your side for the duration of your breastfeeding experience. 

$250 (includes text or phone support throughout the duration of breastfeeding)

Follow up in-home consultations are billed at $40/hr plus travel fee 

 

What Happens When I Return To Work?

MCC offers in-home, Skype, or phone consultations for existing clients tailored to your return to the workforce. We will discuss your schedule, work environment, and your infant's daycare provider to tailor a plan you can begin to execute upon your return to work. We also offer two new moms group, especially tailored to working moms. We do this because we want to see you succeed, and understand that you may need to talk about your own changes—and your baby’s, too.

$40/hr plus travel fee (if applicable) 

Do you accept insurance?

MCC can provide you with an insurance reimbursement form to submit to your insurance company. At this time, we are not an in-network provider with any insurance company. 

Contact us! 
If you are in the city and immediate suburbs, Lisa 773-392-3278 
Servicios de Consulta de Lactancia en el Español disponible, Norma 773-226-0603
If you are in the south or southwest suburbs, contact Elizabeth 815-739-9394

*Discounts Available For Teachers, Mental Health Providers and Veterans