Prenatal Breastfeeding Consultations
Our lactation consultants and breastfeeding medicine specialists are here to help!
Getting ready to have a baby is an exciting time, and it's the right time to make some decisions about how you will feed your baby. Being prepared can help! Meeting with a lactation consultant and breastfeeding medicine specialist (doctor or midwife with advanced training) specializing in breastfeeding before delivery can help answer your questions about breastfeeding and help you make a plan to meet your goals.
Who Can Benefit?
- You are using any medications and/or drugs during pregnancy
- You may be expecting a premature baby
- You expect that your baby may be hospitalized after birth, or need surgery
- You are expecting twins, triplets or more babies
- You have had breast surgery, such as augmentation, reduction, nipple piercing or other surgery
- You struggled with breastfeeding other children
- You are unsure about whether you want to, or can, breastfeed
Our consultation services are not within the global obstetrics delivery fee and are billable to insurance. We accept most major insurances; please check with our office and refer to your specific plan's coverage. All co-pays/payments are due at time of service. For added convenience, we accept cash, check and all major credit cards.
Preconception Counseling, Adoptions, Induced Lactation
- You are expecting an adoption and you need advice on obtaining donor milk
- You are expecting an adoption and are interested in inducing lactation
- Your partner is expecting a baby and you are interested in inducing lactation or building a co-lactation plan
- You have questions about chestfeeding
The providers and staff of UR Medicine Breastfeeding believe that all patients deserve respectful and compassionate health care, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We recognize that while the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community has the same basic health needs as all of our patients, you also have specific health care needs and concerns. We are committed to providing affirmative, sensitive and informed health care to the LGBT community.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
At your appointment, you will meet one-on-one with a breastfeeding specialist to go over your concerns and breastfeeding goals. The visit takes about 30 to 45 minutes. She will help you make your own "Lactation Plan," which will go into your medical record. It will also be sent to your prenatal office and your pediatrician (if known).
We look forward to helping you through this exciting stage. For more information, or to schedule your consultation with a breastfeeding specialist, please call (585) 276-MILK (6455).