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Prenatal Consult

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 first pregnancy 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.

Photo by Jess Lynn Photography

Photo by Jess Lynn Photography

Initial Consult

We'll discuss your medical history, birth and breastfeeding history, to help Rachel better understand anything that may make nursing 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 parents.

Photo by Jess Lynn Photography

Photo by Jess Lynn Photography

Follow Up Consult

If you are continuing to experience the issue from our initial consult or another issue arises that is more than a 5 minute phone call. A follow up consult will be needed

       

  • Office consultations are $140 (60 min) in Rachel’s home in Purcellville, VA.

    • Offices hours are M-F 9am - 2pm

  • Home visits in your home are only offered on evenings and weekends.

    • $190 for 90 min, initial visit

    • $140 for 60 min, follow up

    • Additional time billed $50/30 min.

    • Extra $50 for multiple babies.

  • Travel fee: 60 cents per mile x 2 (If you live outside of Loudoun County).

  • Rachel is a credentialed with Aetna. Depending on your plan, most families receive up to 6 visits.

  • Military families will receive 10% off all consults.

  • We truly want to make our services accessible to our community, please contact Rachel directly if you would like to discuss our sliding scale or payment plan options.

  • We welcome bartering trades.

  • We ask that there is no runny noses, coughs or fevers within 24 hours of your visit.

  • Cancellation policy is 24 hours notice, with $50 fee. If you book within the same week, it will be absorbed into your consult fee.

    "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."