Lactation Consultations

lactation2We are so excited to have Kimberly Rush, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, here in the office to help you with your breastfeeding needs. Kimberly is a Registered Nurse (RN) and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and has offered maternal-child health support since 1997. She believes childbirth and breastfeeding can be the most empowering experiences in a woman’s life. Kimberly offers compassionate and comprehensive care to help you overcome your breastfeeding challenges and achieve your breastfeeding goals.

If you would like to schedule a consultation, please call the office at 253-5381.

If you have questions or concerns during pregnancy, had difficulty breastfeeding a previous child, have a history of breast surgery, had difficulty getting pregnant, are expecting multiples, have diabetes, thyroid issues, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), have had no breast changes during pregnancy or puberty, or would like some tips on getting breastfeeding off to a great start, we suggest you schedule a consultation before baby’s arrival. The lactation consultant will provide education and resources to address your specific needs and help build your confidence.

Breastfeeding should be an enjoyable experience, and mothers facing challenges should seek the assistance of a lactation consultant to help overcome them. Kimberly can provide support and guidance for almost any breastfeeding challenge or concern, including latch difficulties, pain with feeding/pumping, and concerns for baby’s weight/mom’s milk supply. If you are returning to work and have questions about pumping, storing milk, and bottle feeding, a consultation can address your needs. Consultations typically last 60-90 minutes and partners are encouraged to attend. During a consultation the lactation consultant will review the health history of mother and baby, baby’s feeding history, perform a breast assessment, weigh your baby, assess the baby, and observe you breastfeed. She will address your concerns as well as any issues that are affecting breastfeeding, provide extensive teaching, and the two of you will come up with a workable care plan to keep breastfeeding successful.

If you have filled out the lactation consent during a prenatal visit, you do not need to fill it out for a postpartum visit. You only need to sign the lactation consent once.

What is the fee for a lactation consultation?

We are very pleased to be able to offer lactation visits billable through insurance to make care more accessible for our patients. Your visit is billed through Laurel Ob/Gyn, which accepts all major insurances; however, this service is not covered by Medicaid or Tricare. Your co-pay will vary depending on your individual insurance policy. We offer a discount for self-pay patients. Please contact us before your visit if you have questions about fees.

Kimberly Rush, BSN, RN, IBCLC, RLC
Kimberly Rush Mothering Support Service
(828) 808-5470