Triaging Lactation Care While Social Distancing
We recognize how important breastfeeding is for your family’s immune health, and as such are implementing a new system of prioritizing in-person care to those who need it, while also maintaining social distancing efforts for you and for our staff:
As of Monday 3/16 all appointments must be scheduled FIRST as telehealth. If, after meeting by video consult with your IBCLC to manage your concerns, you both feel that an in-person appointment is vital to establish or maintain the breastfeeding relationship, we will schedule you for an in-home or in-office appointment as soon as is available and recommended by your IBCLC.
Please understand that this Video-Consult-First policy is a vital step to help protect our entire community by:
- reducing contact to only those instances where absolutely necessary
- prioritizing in-person care for those of you who most need it
- screening all potential in-person appointments for lowest transmission risk
We’re here for all of you by video consult, and will absolutely get you scheduled for an in-person thereafter if needed!
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 classes, peer support groups, virtual consultations, office visits (yours or ours!), and home visits.
And please know that we offer consultations on so much more than getting breastfeeding off to a good start! Our consultants can help with a slew of challenges and situations, including: latching, positioning, weight gain concerns, tongue/lip ties, undersupply/oversupply, plugged ducts, blebs, mastitis, pumping, returning to work, inducing lactation, bottlefeeding/alternative feeding options, starting solids, weaning, and more. Truly, we’re here to give you the information and support you need in order to meet whatever feeding goals you have for your family. If you have a special circumstance and would like assistance in choosing the right lactation consultant, please call us at 202-293-5182.
Lactation consultations may be covered by your insurance company! Click here for details.