Breastfeeding is natural, but it doesn't necessarily come naturally. Whether this is your first baby or not, or if your baby is a newborn or older, breastfeeding can come with challenges and frustration. Scheduling a lactation consultation can put your mind at ease while providing you with the support, education and encouragement needed to have a successful breastfeeding journey.
What to Expect:
A consultation by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), the gold standard in breastfeeding knowledge and expertise.
A thorough review of both your and your baby's medical history.
An assessment of a feeding which includes the latch, positioning and transfer of milk.
A test-weight to determine the amount of milk transferred during a feeding*.
Evidence-based education applicable to current breastfeeding issues.
An easy-to-understand care plan that addresses all issues, with a goal of resolving any challenges you are experiencing.
Follow-up contact via e-mail or text for two weeks after consultation
A consultation report will be faxed to your obstetrician and your baby's pediatrician.
* Of course, a test-weight is unable to be performed with a virtual consultation. However, all other aspects of the consult are available.
Will Insurance Cover My Consultation?
By law, your insurance plan SHOULD cover your lactation consultation. The healthcare law requires new insurance plans to cover breastfeeding support, supplies and counseling without cost-sharing. Check with your plan or account provider to understand your options. The National Women's Law Center Breastfeeding Toolkit is an excellent resource.
Sally Wood Lactation accepts: *
Anthem BCBS PPO
Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO
United Healthcare PPO
Aetna and Humana: Book appointment using either Code AETNA or HUMANA
Tricare: No CODE needed. (Tricare only covers office visits. A fee of $50 required for home visits.)
BCBS, Anthem BCBS, Cigna, United:
1. First, verify coverage HERE.
2. You will receive an e-mail within a few hours indicating coverage.
3. AFTER verification is received, book appointment using Code NETWORK.
Payment is required at time of booking.
A superbill will be provided upon request. This can be used to request reimbursement from your insurance company. **
**It is suggested that you contact your insurance company prior to booking to obtain prior authorization. While many companies do cover lactation care, we cannot guarantee our services will be covered by your particular insurance carrier.
*Your insurance policy is a contract between you and the insurance company. While every effort is made to utilize your benefits, the terms of your plan will prevail and the fees for services rendered are your responsibility.
Call 706-504-2227 for more information.