IN-HOME SELF PAY CONSULTS
I will spend 2 hours with you doing a complete assessment and creating a written care plan to help you meet your infant feeding goals. The fee for an initial consult is $345.* MULTIPLES: additional 30 minutes per additional baby and a $75 fee per baby for every consult. The intake form must be completed and returned prior to your appointment.
Follow Up Consults: 1.25 hours for $260.* Discounts apply if you PREPAY at the time you book your initial appointment: 2 consults $550 ($65 discount), 3 consults $740 ($125 discount). To book a discounted package email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I recommend you call your insurance provider to request pre-authorization to see me as an out-of-network provider. You can find more information on how to talk to your insurance company here! You can email me or use the Contact Me feature on the Home Page to get my provider information to give to your insurance company.
Included in your consults is 7 days of basic text and email follow up based on your care plan. Additional support is available beyond this period for a prepaid fee of $25 a week.
Phone Follow Up, for established clients ONLY, for basic care: 30 minutes $65, 60 minutes $130
I reserve the right to change the time for appointments to ensure optimal delivery of services. You will be notified shortly after scheduling if a time change is necessary.
If AFTER checking the available times, you can’t find a time that works text me at 201-657-1727 to check for cancellations. If you do not see your location listed, I probably do not travel there but ask me here.
*Travel fee waived for self-pay clients living in Hoboken, Jersey City, Union City, Weehawken, North Bergen, West New York, Cliffside Park, Edgewater, Fort Lee, Palisade Park, East Rutherford and Rutherford.
Travel fees are NOT eligible for insurance reimbursement: $80 to Kearney, Nutley, Hackensack, Lodi, Totowa, Bogota, Teaneck, Rochelle Park, Montclair, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Tenafly, Paramus, Dumont, Demarest, Closter, Alpine $100 to Battery Park City, Tribeca, Westside up to 100th street.
Ask here about sliding scale, if you have Medicaid or WIC.
PRENATAL SELF PAY PHONE CONSULT $125
Prepare for breastfeeding before your baby arrives with a 60 minute phone/video consultation covering: how birth practices affect lactation, how milk production works, positions for breastfeeding, anticipating common concerns and challenges, how to get started after birth and once you get home, what supplies to buy, what supplies to pack for the hospital, how to assemble, operate and optimize your pump.
BABY-LED WEANING: INTRODUCING SOLIDS IN-PERSON CONSULT $200*
1 hour in-home consult where we will discuss the developmental value of baby-led weaning and whether your baby is ready for solid foods by evaluating and discussing: is baby is developmentally ready both physically and in terms of gut readiness? The most appropriate foods to offer: nutritionally and developmentally. Creating the most conducive environment to develop optimal feeding behaviors. Normal gag reflex and normal infant response to new foods. SAFETY, SAFETY, SAFETY!!!! Includes 1 week text/email of basic follow up after the consult.
*Baby-led weaning is contraindicated for babies at risk of dysphagia, such as babies who have an anatomic disorder like a cleft palate, or a neurological disorder like developmental delay, hypotonia, oral hypotonia, or a genetic disorder that is contra-indicated for self feeding.
*Travel fee may apply if outside Hudson County and the neighboring areas. Travel fee applies for all NYC clients.
WEANING SUPPORT WHETHER WEANING FROM PUMPING OF NURSING
Weaning can often be a hard subject for lactating parents. The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breast or chest feeding for the first six months and then continuing to nurse along with complimentary (solid) foods for at least the first two years of your child's life or beyond.
Whatever your reason for weaning, I am here to help you. I will design an individualized plan to meet your specific needs and goals.
Option One($55) is a comprehensive written plan based on our conversation.
Option Two ($95) is a comprehensive written plan, based on our conversation, and two weeks of email or text answers to your questions along the way to ensure any appropriate changes to the care plan and to make sure you avoid any challenges at the end of lactating experience. Email and text support is available from Monday through Friday 10AM to 6PM.
Appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice are subject to a $150 fee that is not covered by insurance. If you are rescheduling an appointment with less than 24 hour notice you must prepay the consultation fee during rescheduling. Cancellation fees are NOT eligible for insurance reimbursement.
PAYMENT POLICY FOR OUT OF NETWORK/SELF-PAY CLIENTS
Each client is responsible for all fees associated with each consult. Payment is due at the end of each consult. Payment must be submitted via Venmo, Zelle, check or cash. All fees are non-refundable. A $45 processing fee will be assessed for any checks with insufficient funds. By scheduling your consult, you grant me permission to communicate with your insurance company regarding the services provided to you and to your baby(s). MULTIPLES: additional 30 minute per additional baby and a $75 fee per baby for each consult..
President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on March 30, 2010. Under this law, insurance companies, unless you have been notified that your plan was grandfathered in, must cover lactation services as preventive care. I have prepared an entire page with source that you can find here.