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Lactation Consultation

Woman Breastfeeding Twins

My expertise as a Lactation consultant & RN:

  • Latch and sucking issues
  • Sore nipples
  • Infant weight loss
  • Nursing twins
  • Low milk supply/too much milk
  • Breast infections/plugged ducts/abscess
  • Engorgement
  • Going back to work
  • Colic
  • Jaundice
  • Breast refusal
  • Maternal medications
  • Breast surgeries (reductions and implants)
  • Storage and handling of breast milk
  • Late Preterm infant
  • Preterm
  • Exclusive breast pumping
  • infant tongue-tie
  • Induced/relactation
  • Medical issues mother & child

Services:

Before Birth (Prenatal) Visit - $65
Get yourself ready to breastfeed in this one-hour session. You will learn latch-on techniques, optimizing milk supply, normal infant behavior, and discuss concerns you may have to get off to a good start in the first early weeks.  Prenatal visits are especially recommended for expectant mothers who are anxious about breastfeeding or have specific concerns such as prior history of breastfeeding problems, breast surgeries as well as illnesses or medications that could affect the breastfeeding relationship. 60 minutes

Initial Visit - $80 sliding scale
New Client- History of mother/baby, assessment and evaluation of feeding session, weight check with electronic scale, evaluation of infant oral anatomy and mother’s breast, and care path to improve the effectiveness and comfort of breastfeeding. This session also includes age appropriate teaching and infant development in order for the mother to have a better understanding of her baby. 60-120 minutes

Follow-Up visit - $50
Established Clients -The majority of breastfeeding issues can be resolved with one visit however at times breastfeeding challenges take time to resolve and more then one visit may be necessary. At times new problems or concerns can develop such as returning to work, pumping, milk supply, breast or nipple pain, infant colic, reflux, introduction to solids, weaning and other issues, which may necessitate a follow-up, visit

Going back to work Visit - $50
All the information you need for returning to work, school or mothers wanting to know more about pumping and milk storage. Discount on all storage supplies including breast pumps.

 

Woman Breastfeeding

Telephone support:

Established Clients
Those who have had a lactation visit with this baby. No Charge for follow-up phone calls or brief telephone help.

Non-Established Clients
For telephone help, please make payment by donation payable  to Star Siegfried, 145 Boynton Prairie Rd, Arcata, CA 95521


Lactation Consultant / Program Coordinator at St. Joseph Hospital

Woman with Premie Baby

I work M-W-F at St. Joseph Hospital Eureka. I visit and assist all moms and babies after birth as well as working with our babies in the NICU. I am responsible for all staff lactation education and in-services and run all our breastfeeding programs.

 

Star Siegfried, IBCLC is not a provider with any insurance company.  Fee for service must be paid at time of service in her private practice.  All clients will be given a super bill and instructions for filing for insurance reimbursement.  Coverage for lactation services is determined by your individual insurance plan.  If your insurance policy covers the cost of lactation services, they will reimburse you.  It is the responsibility of the client to seek insurance reimbursement.  No guarantees are made for insurance reimbursement.  For more information regarding insurance reimbursement for lactation services, see Medela’s A Healthcare Insurance Reimbursement Guide For Breastfeeding Families.