How to prepare for the lactation consultation:
Please try and feed your baby 2 hours prior to visit. If this isn't possible and baby becomes hungry close to visit, please try to do a partial feed.
For a home visit, we will need a hard, flat surface to put the scale on, as well as a clean, light-weight receiving blanket to cushion the scale for the baby. For office visits, please feel free to bring your breastfeeding pillow, although we do have several you may use. If you are having trouble with your pump, please bring it to the appointment so we can troubleshoot.
OUR OFFICE ADDRESS is 345 Plainfield Ave., Suite 201 in Edison, New Jersey. Parking and the entrance to the building are in the rear. Please feel free to use the elevator off the lobby for your convenience. Please arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before your appointment time.
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Long before COVID-19, we began offering video consults over our secure patient electronic healthcare record platform and are well-practiced in the nuances of this form of telemedicine. We are able to work with you to solve problems such as a painful latch, slow weight gain, pumping challenges, and low milk supply. We can also utilize videos and pictures to assess for tethered oral tissue ad other structural problems. In most cases, these consults are covered by commercial insurance plans. this time. Please check with your specific plan to confirm the details. We can provide you with some insurance codes upon request.
The following are recommendations for how to best prepare for a telehealth lactation consult.
We suggest that you make sure you have good lighting for the consult and a comfortable place to feed the baby. Having another person there to assist with the phone/camera is very helpful as we may ask you to take videos of the baby's mouth and your positioning. Obviously, we won't be able to use our highly sensitive scales to determine pre- and post-feed weights. However, if you have rent or own a scale we can guide you on how to do this. The virtual consult is approx 60 minutes. Please complete the intake forms beforehand so we can focus on addressing the issues at hand. You will receive a care plan after the consultation.