Our Mission

To provide you with the skills and support to succeed in your personal breastfeeding and parenting goals.  We offer a unique model, in that our IBCLCs are also medical providers, Pediatrician and Nurse Practitioner.

Even Super Mom Needs Help Sometimes . . . 

We offer a wide variety of tools to support you on your parenting journey:

  • Prenatal guidance appointments - if you are concerned about your ability to be able to breastfeed, perhaps due to a medical condition
  • A wide variety of classes to help prepare you every step of the way!
  • New Mom's Group - friendship, support, and encouragement
  • After delivery - One on one appointments - detailed history, full assessment of both mom and baby, and observation of a breastfeeding session lasting approximately 60-90 minutes

Why would I need an individual appointment?

  • Engorgement, including therapeutic breast massage 
  • Sore nipples
  • Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) diagnosis and treatment
  • Trouble latching or maintaining a latch
  • Breastfeeding multiples
  • Prior breast surgery
  • Baby recently discharged from the NICU
  • Baby born at 35-37 weeks gestation and is having trouble latching/maintaining a latch
  • Latch-on or positioning/comfort difficulties
  • Newborn who has lost greater than 10% of the birth weight
  • Newborn is not gaining 1/2 to 1 ounce per day once the mature milk is in
  • A baby who resists latching or appears uncomfortable at the breast
  • If baby's output (wet and dirty diapers) seems inadequate 
  • If you are worried about your milk supply or if your mature milk is not in by day 5   of life
  • Plugged ducts/mastitis
  • Pumping concerns
  • Adoption/Initiation of lactation without birth
  • Any other question or concern you may have or maybe you just need reassurance

Does my insurance cover the visit?

  • In many cases, insurance covers a visit with our IBCLCs, as both are licensed medical providers.  Dr. Toff is a Pediatrician (only Pediatrician IBCLC in the Lehigh Valley) and Lora Steffie is a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner.
  • Click here for a list of insurance companies that participate with the Lehigh Valley Breastfeeding Center
  • Our center is covered as a tier one provider for all St. Lukes University Health Network (Geisinger) and Lehigh Valley Health Network employees (Populytics).

Do not see your insurance listed or have additional insurance questions?

  • Call us today 610-366-7676, as we can help!