A visit with an IBCLC can be the most important appointment you have after the birth of your baby. Families meet with a lactation consultant to provide reassurance that feeding that is going well, to make minor adjustments to improve feeding, or to assess and design a comprehensive feeding plan for a struggling breastfeeding family. All visits include a history, assessment, weighted feeding, problem solving, counseling, a follow up plan and printed education, a report to your baby's doctor (and the mom's doctor, if needed), and anything necessary to help make your nursing relationship successful. Visits typically last 1.5-2 hours. Follow up visits usually are shorter. Any supplies needed are included.
Things to bring to the appointment: Your baby, questions and concerns, any devices you have been currently using for feeding, expressed breast milk or formula if needed for supplementation, your breast pump, your phone app or log of feedings/diapers if you have been keeping track.
$125 - first visit, $80 - additional visits
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class
Parents-to-be can meet with Trish in an individual or group setting to learn ways to maximize breastfeeding success. Topics include how your body makes milk, skin to skin contact, feeding cues and how to know your baby is getting enough milk, positioning and latching techniques, normal feeding behaviors, how or when to introduce alternative feeding methods and/or solids foods, and how to maintain your milk supply if you are going back to work. Class fee includes a class study guide and an internet access code for resources to continue your education.
$100 - In your home, scheduled at your convenience
$60 - group class at Peoria Dental Care, 4517 N. Rockwood, Peoria, IL.
At TLC, we understand that breastfeeding is not only important for your health and the health of your baby, but breastfeeding saves money, too. The cost of NOT breastfeeding is much more than the cost of lactation services.
Payment is due at the time of service. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted. You can be provided with a detailed superbill upon request that you can send to your insurance company. Many insurance companies cover lactation services in accordance with the Affordable Care Act, but I do not guarantee my services will be covered by YOUR insurance.
I also know that some families need assistance from a lactation consultant that truly cannot afford the service. Call and speak with me regarding individualized payment plans.
TLC Gold Package
Give a perfect gift to the parents to be. Package includes our TLC Before Baby Prenatal Breastfeeding Class, one lactation visit before baby's one month birthday, and one follow up phone call. Valued at $180, purchase of the TLC Gold package is only $160.
TLC Support Group
TLC welcomes pregnant, new, and seasoned mothers and their babies to a twice monthly support group held at Peoria Dental Care at 4517 N. Rockwood, Peoria, IL. This group meets on the first and the third Thursday of each month at 9:30 am. Please join us as we gather together to provide mother to mother support along with the guidance of an IBCLC, as needed.
Connecting our Disciplines for Total Wellness
Join us as we gather for some informational talks given by various professionals in our community. We know that breastfeeding is a public health priority and breast milk is the first food that builds wellness. Let's see how various disciplines can come together to support each other and provide a well rounded view of health.