Appointments are available Monday through Friday, 9am to 3pm. Weekend appointments are available sometimes for urgent issues.

INSURANCE
I am an in-network provider with Aetna and Amerihealth. If your plan covers lactation consultant services, you are likely eligible for up to 6 visits at no charge to you. 

 

For Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO (Horizon BCBS, Anthem BCBS and out of state BCBS plans) and CIGNA PPO, my services are often covered through Lactation Network (lactationnetwork.com).  Please go to https://go.lactationnetwork.com/BranchburgLactation and complete the insurance information. If approved, up to 3 visits are covered 100% with more potentially available with approval.


 

OUT OF NETWORK FEES
If you are not covered by Aetna or Amerihealth or did not receive coverage approval from Lactation Network, you will need to pay out of pocket for your appointment. However, we can provide documentation for our clients to seek reimbursement from their plans. Please contact your carrier directly for details. In many cases, the cost of a consultation can be applied to a Health Care Spending Account as well.

Initial In-Home Lactation Consultation (60-120 minutes): $200 ($150 for telehealth)

  • For families experiencing breastfeeding difficulties, such as latch challenges, nipple pain, concerns about production, etc.

Follow-Up In-Home Lactation Consultation (30-60 minutes): $100 ($75 for telehealth)

  • For families who have already had an initial consultation and would benefit from more in-person support.
Back-to-Work Session (30-60 minutes): $75
  • Topics include pumping, working with your childcare provider, maintaining milk supply, breastmilk storage and the challenges and joys about breastfeeding and going back to work.

Prenatal Consultation (60-90 minutes): $100

  • For with specific breastfeeding concerns or challenges looking to map out a plan to get things off to the right start. Includes a copy of the book  "The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding."

All services are 50% off for parents who are enrolled in WIC or Medicaid eligible.


Unlimited email follow-up support is included with all consultations.

Payment is accepted by cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.

The Value of a Lactation Consultation

Insurance reimbursement has been continually improving as a result of the Affordable Care Act. If you find that your consultation or breast pump rental are not covered, you are still getting a great value for your investment in breastfeeding. Costs of not breastfeeding include:

  • Costs of formula and bottles
  • Additional health care costs for baby (including increased risk of hospitalization during the first year of life)
  • Additional health care costs for mother
  • Additional missed days of work caring for a sick baby

The price of a lactation consultation is 4-6% of the cost of formula alone during the first year (estimated at $2000). Of course, the costs of not breastfeeding are spread out over the course of the first year whereas a lactation consultation is paid in one lump sum, which can be difficult for new parents if they find insurance will not reimburse. So here are a few ideas that may help:

  • Lactation consultations and breast pump purchase or rental are now tax deductible as medical expenses. As such, they can be purchased through your Health Care Reimbursement Account (HCRA), Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA).
  • Use a credit card to help defer or spread out payment.
  • If you qualify for WIC services, request an IBCLC there. Many NJ WIC offices do employ IBCLCs on site.
If none of these options are helpful to you, we will work with you to find a fee that is manageable.

Contact Us Today!

 

Phone: 908-866-1594

E-mail: dana@branchburglactation.com

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