Here at the Breastfeeding Center we are highly committed to providing thorough and continued support throughout your breastfeeding years. We all know that breastfeeding is a journey with twists and turns, and we’re here for you every step of the way. And while breastfeeding is natural, sometimes professional help from one of our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) is advised. We offer our support through free classes, Skype consultations, phone consultations, office visits (yours or ours!), home visits and we also have daily hours set aside for brief follow up calls.
Lactation consultations are likely reimbursed by your insurance company! Click here for details.
Our prenatal consultations are especially helpful for first time expectant parents, or expectant parents with special concerns. It is a wonderful opportunity to discuss and prepare for any expected or potential breastfeeding issues and learn how to optimize breastfeeding in the first weeks after birth. The consultation will be with a Board Certified Lactation Consultant and will include a breast assessment. Prenatal consultations are available in our office or at home (especially for mothers on bed rest) and are usually 30-45 minutes. Call 202-293-5182 to schedule.
Our lactation consultations are great for both new and experienced parents with newborns or older babies. The consultation includes a pre and post feeding weight check of the baby, observation of a breastfeeding session, examination of the mother’s breast, and examination of the baby’s mouth. Our experienced IBCLCs can help with any number of breastfeeding issues, including latch, positioning, milk supply, pumping, and much, much more. Our goal is to help you reach your breastfeeding goals! Lactation consultations are available in our office or at home and usually last an hour to an hour and a half. Call to schedule.
Often our consultants might suggest that a client be seen for a follow-up consultation. Parents find these to be very helpful because it is a chance to discuss any new developments and make any breastfeeding modifications under the care of an IBCLC. Follow-up consultations can be in our office or at home and are typically an hour long. Call to schedule.
Our phone consultations are intended for parents with minor concerns who do not need to be seen in person. Our consultants can help with questions about medications, supply, weaning and other breastfeeding issues. Phone consultations typically last about 20 minutes. Call to schedule.
*Phone consultations for mothers who have already been seen in our office or at home by one of our consultants are complementary.
Our Skype consultations are intended for parents who would like a consultation with one of our IBCLCs, but do not live in the area. Our clients abroad have found this type of consultation especially helpful. Skype consultations can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and a half, depending on the reason for consultation. Email Gina at email@example.com to schedule.
Our IBCLCs can speak to your group! Our workshops can be for employers to learn how they can make the workplace breastfeeding friendly, for employees if there is a group of mothers in the office, or for daycare centers to help staff work with breastfeeding mothers and their babies. These workshops can take place on-site or in our classroom. They can range anywhere from 1-3 hours. Call to schedule.
Our goal is to help mothers reach their breastfeeding goals! If you do not have insurance and/or unable to pay out of pocket, please see our Outreach page for more information on WIC Consultations and Sliding Scale Consultations.