Congratulations on your new baby! We know breastfeeding can be hard in the beginning. You can be overwhelmed, in pain, worried the baby is not getting enough food, so many fears. Let us provide breastfeeding help and resolve your breastfeeding problems. We have been helping families reach their breastfeeding goals for over 14 years.
Barbara D. Robertson, MA, IBCLC
The Breastfeeding Center of Ann Arbor
Top five reasons you will love the support your will receive:
- We are very well trained. Barbara has been working in this field for 21 years and is a total breastfeeding geek. She knows breastfeeding!
- We are kind and respectful. We want you to leave our visits feeling hopeful and empowered!
- Our visits are about 1.5 hours. We need this time to get a complete understanding of your breastfeeding needs.
- We offer our Breastfeeding Cafe on Fridays for you. This free drop-in group is free of charge and helps us keep in touch while you meet other mothers and babies.
- We are good at what we do! We can help resolve:
- Sore nipples and/or breasts
- Latching and positioning issues
- Babies who can’t latch
- Worries about your breastmilk supply
- Preterm babies
- 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 anywhere within a two hour distance from Ann Arbor: Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Saline, Dexter, Chelsea, Canton, Plymouth, Northville, Brighton, pretty much where ever with a travel fee.
Your private consultation 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
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.
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!
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, getting breastfeeding help 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 give you breastfeeding 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 breastfeeding help worth it? Best for Babes resoundingly says, “Yes!“