We know breastfeeding can be hard in the beginning! You can overwhelmed, in pain, worried the baby is not getting enough food, so many fears.
We can help you resolve your breastfeeding problems, in our office, in your home, in the hospital.
We are committed to providing accurate breastfeeding information and emotional support so that a breastfeeding family can reach their goals.
At the Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor, we have been helping families with nursing since April of 2008. Barbara D. Robertson, MA, IBCLC has over 17 year experience supporting moms and babies. When breastfeeding is not going well you need kindness, knowledge, experience to get your problems solved!
We can help resolve:
- Sore nipples and/or breasts
- Latching and positioning issues
- Babies who can’t latch
- Optimizing your milk supply
- Returning to work
Call 734-975-6534 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
Our office is locate at:
722 Brooks Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
We are happy to travel to: Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Saline, Dexter, Chelsea, Canton, Plymouth, Northville, Brighton, pretty much where ever with a travel fee.
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Fees: An in office, initial consultation is $125.00. An initial consultation will take about one to one and a half hours to get a complete understanding of your breastfeeding needs. We are happy to come to your home or the hospital for an additional travel fee. Please bring your breast pump and anything else you might want or need. Don’t forget a support person if possible.
It will included:
- Compassionate and respectful care
- Full medical history of mother and baby
- Physical exam of mother’s breasts and baby
- Physical exam of the baby
- Pre and post test weights to determine milk transfer during feed
- Thorough evaluation of feeding
- Written care plan
- An insurance receipt for you to submit for possible reimbursal
- Follow-up phone support and, if needed, follow-up visits at a lower fee
Does every breastfeeding mother need to see a lactation consultant?
No. If mother is comfortable and the baby is getting plenty of milk, then they are all ready successful!
We also offering a Transitioning Back to Work Consultation!
What is an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (I.B.C.L.C.) and why is certification important?
The IBCLC Certification is the only professional standard of competency in the lactation field. It is the official, international credential for those in the breastfeeding and lactation field. A combination of basic training, continuing education, practice with mothers and babies, and successful completion of the examination assures that the designation, IBCLC, identifies a member of the health care team who posses the specialized skills and knowledge. There are now approximately 16,500 IBCLCs worldwide. — adapted from IBCLC Press release, Falls Church, October 15, 2004.
A private consult seems expensive, do I really need to do this?
I know, it does seem expensive!
More and more insurance companies are providing reimbursal. We provide a hospital receipt with coding to submit to your insurance company.
On the other, not breastfeeding is expensive! Baby formula costs at least $150.00 per month for at least 12 months if breastfeeding doesn’t work out. This is a cost of at least $1800.oo for a year! So, in fact, by investing in a board certified lactation consultant, you are really saving money over the long term! Lactation consultants at The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor are highly trained, board certified health care professionals. Anyone can call themselves a lactation consultant, so be sure that whoever you might hire to help you has reached these high standards.
Breastfeeding is not all about technical skills! Sometimes what a mother needs is someone to listen to her and support her during tough times. Here are some things mothers have said about Barbara D. Robertson, MA, IBCLC.
Is the price for an IBCLC worth it? Best for Babes resoundingly says, “Yes!“