This full consult lasts at least 2-3 hours and covers comprehensive ground to make sure I fully understand and assess your situation.
I will take a full history on you and your baby, observe a full feeding if possible, weigh your baby if warranted, and do a visual examination of your breasts and your baby. If indicated, I may do an oral exam on your baby to assess suck, palate, and other orofacial characteristics that may affect the ability to nurse.
We will discuss any questions, concerns, or observations you have, as well as anything my examination turns up. Based on your own goals and priorities, we will construct a treatment plan as well as a plan for follow-up discussion and care, if needed. If you or your baby require care from a healthcare provider or other specialist, I will assist you with a referral.
The $225 fee for this initial home visit includes my travel (up to ten miles one-way from my home in Davidson), a written report on our consult for your and your baby’s physicians, and two phone calls (up to 30 minutes each) in the week following the consult.