robinkaplan@sdbfc.com
(619) 606-2211

We are here to support and assist you to make this
process easier and more enjoyable

 

Consultations

Breastfeeding is both a learning process for you and your baby. Sometimes is comes easily, other times it presents challenges. During times of difficulty, we are here to support and assist you to make this process easier and more enjoyable. We offer Private In-Home consultations, Prenatal/Postpartum Consultation packages, Private In-Office consultations, Returning to Work consultations, and a Breastfeeding Support Clinic.

 

We are now preferred providers for Aetna and United Healthcare. Check your policy to see if you are covered for breastfeeding consultations!

  • Some issues that indicate a private consultation:
    • Baby not latching on or nursing well within 24 hours of birth
    • Nipple pain and/or damage
    • Engorged breasts
    • Sleepy baby that does not feed at least 8 times a day
    • Slow weight gain - infant has not returned to birth weight by 10 days of age
    • Plugged ducts or red, painful areas on breast
    • Mom feels she doesn’t have enough milk
    • Nursing multiples
    • Preemies
    • Sick and/or hospitalized infants
    • Inducing lactation for adopted or intended child

    Learn more about our private in-home consultations

  • Some issues that indicate a Prenatal/Postpartum Consultation:
    • Previous difficulties breastfeeding
    • Previous child with severe jaundice
    • History of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
    • Maternal diabetes and/or gestational diabetes
    • Maternal history of infertility
    • Inverted nipples
    • Inducing lactation for adopted or intended child

    Learn more about our Prenatal/Postpartum Consultation

     

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    Some issues that indicate a private consultation:
    • Baby not latching on or nursing well within 24 hours of birth
    • Nipple pain and/or damage
    • Engorged breasts
    • Sleepy baby that does not feed at least 8 times a day
    • Slow weight gain - infant has not returned to birth weight by 10 days of age
    • Plugged ducts or red, painful areas on breast
    • Mom feels she doesn’t have enough milk
    • Nursing multiples
    • Preemies
    • Sick and/or hospitalized infants

    Mothers who want to make an appointment for an in-office visit are required to register in advance, as these appointments fill very quickly.

     

    Where: 1816 Howard Ave., San Diego, CA 92103

    Cost: $95/90-minute appointment; $70/60-minute follow-up appointment

    Registration is required

     

    Make an in-office appointment

     

  • This consultation should take place, ideally, at 4-5 week postpartum, or at least 3 weeks before mom plans to return to work.

    These private visits are for mothers who are returning to work and plan to pump and provide breast milk for their babies while separated.

    Learn more about our Returning to Work Consultation