"I appreciate your help and expertise, which came at a time when I was desperate for help with breastfeeding. I think if I had not received your guidance when I did, I almost certainly would not still be breastfeeding. I am very grateful for your support."-Marguerite
Rachel will focus on your health history and breast/nipple issues that can impact your nursing relationship with your sweet babe. Whether this is your firstpregnancy or your 10th, we'll discuss your prior breastfeeding experience, fears and concerns. What to expect for a home/hospital birth and their link to breastfeeding. I'll also review diet, baby wearing, safe sleep and partner support. 1-1.5 hours.
Initial Home Consult
We'll discuss your full medical, birth and breastfeeding history, to help Rachel better understand anything that may make breastfeeding difficult. Rachel will assess mother's breasts/nipples, and infant's posture/ oral anatomy. Rachel will observe a feeding and take pre/post weights to help write recommendations that will fit with mother's breastfeeding/pumping goals. Rachel also works with bottle fed infants and exclusively pumping mothers. 2 hours.
Follow Up Consult
If you are continuing to experience the issue from our initial consult or another issue arises that is more than a 10 minute phone call. A follow up consult will be needed.
Rachel will assess for anatomy improvement, continuation of pain/suck issues, assess for thrush, mastitis and many more issues. We'll review nursing positions, continued pumping needs or supplement needs. 1-1.5 hours.
Initial consultations are $225, follow up consults are $150. Clients will receive an itemized receipt to submit to their insurance.
Aetna clients will need to email Rachel a picture of their insurance card, and will have their consult billed for them.
Office visits coming July 2018, in Sterling, Virginia. Along with PAQ our support group in Sterling, and Purcellville, Virginia.
Prenatal Breastfeeding Consult/Class is $120 for private session or $40 per couple for group class.
Rachel offers home visits in Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Clark, and Fredrick Counties in Virginia.
Travel fee of $20 applies to those who live 45-60 min away from 20132.
Returning clients will receive 10% off their initial consult
Military families will receive 10% off all services
"Rachel is a stellar lactation consultant. I highly recommend her. What sets her apart is her extensive knowledge of tongue ties--including hard-to-identify posterior tongue ties. Our daughter was cleared as having no tie by both her very skilled pediatrician and a different lactation consultant. They both missed her tongue tie. An astute doula noticed it might be an issue with our daughter and recommended we contact Rachel. I am so glad she did! Rachel was kind and generous with her expertise. Her passion to help moms and babies with their breastfeeding relationship is readily apparent. It is obvious that she is driven not only to help us, but to help share her knowledge with other professionals. Helping pediatricians and other lactation consultants better understand tongue ties will help all of us trying to succeed in breastfeeding our babies." -Mama Emily