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!
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
Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) diagnosis and treatment
Trouble latching or maintaining a latch
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
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 they are licensed medical providers. Dr. Toff was the first Pediatrician IBCLC in the Lehigh Valley.
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!