What is an IBCLC?
An International Board Certified Lactation
Consultant (IBCLC) has acquired extensive clinical training, typically a minimum of 500-1000 hours working with breastfeeding families directly, completed rigorous academic coursework, and passed a challenging board exam. The term “lactation consultant” is not legally protected and can be used by anyone to describe themself. Hiring an IBCLC assures that your provider meets the gold-standard of care for lactation professionals. To verify your lactation consultant is an IBCLC you can search this directory.
What can you do to help me?
As board certified lactation consultants we provide expert level services to help a parent reach their breastfeeding/feeding goals. The consultant will serve as a
resource for parents by providing accurate, evidence-based information and practical support. The lactation consultant uses their knowledge and experience to assess your situation to develop a plan that best meets your individual needs and goals.
Common issues include, but are not limited to:
What should I expect during a lactation consultation?
Will my insurance cover your services?
We are in network with BCBS and Aetna. We routinely bill Providence, Cigna, and Moda out of network. Please let us know if you need help verifying your benefits.
We may be able to bill other payers on a case-by-case basis. With out-of-network coverage there is no guarantee of payment.
For self-pay clients we send an invoice after your visit set due within 30 days, or you can pay at time of service.
We fully acknowledge that lactation services can often be an unexpected yet much needed expense, and should not be a luxury or cost-prohibitive service. We will work with you to provide a flexible payment plan if
needed-please don’t hesitate to ask about this.
2023 Rates for services: