+ What are the payment options?

  • Full Payment is due at the time service is rendered. Payment can be made via cash, credit card or Milk Money™ gift certificate.
  • Additional travel fees may apply, but will be established prior to your visit. I reserve the right to charge additional fees if our visit runs over the typical time allotted as stated on the Home Visit page. Although typically not necessary, additional time is charged at the rate of $15 per 15 minute increment.
  • Please see our contact page for more information.
  • For a list of fees and pricing visit the Home Visit page.

+ How do I schedule my visit

  • Call or text to get an appointment time
  • Reserve your visit with $30 deposit via our Square Market AFTER your appointment time is scheduled.
  • Deposits must be made the day prior to the visit, or two hours prior to for same day appointments. Deposits will be happily refunded to those cancelling 24 hours in advance.

+ Do I have to do any paperwork

  • Once your consultation is scheduled, I will send you a link to fill out paperwork via our secure electronic health record portal. It takes about 10-15 minutes for most clients.

  • Please have your paperwork filled out and submitted the evening prior to our visit. This allows us to spend your valuable time and money focusing on YOUR breastfeeding questions and interactions.

+ Does health insurance cover IBCLC visits?

  • As a part of women's preventitive services under the Affordable Care Act, new health unsurnace plans are required to cover breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling for the duration of breastfeeding. However, if you have a grandfathered insurnace plan, breastfeeding support may not be covered. Your individual plan will provide you with a list of covered services. Please use the Helpful Links for Insurance Reimbursement section below to find out more.

+ Do you take my insurance?

  • Although I cannot guarantee reimbursement, many private insurers cover lactation consultation fees and classes. Please contact your insurance company to find out if they require prior authorization or a referral for our visit. At the end of our visit, you will receive a lactation visit receipt to submit to your health insurance company for reimbursement.

+ Why use an in-network provider?

  • Less out-of-pocket costs: You may only have to pay your deductible or coinsurance
  • Less hassle: I file your insurance claim for you

+ Is seeing an IBCLC worth the money for my family?

While it may be a bit unnerving to pay out of pocket for a lactation consultation, remember the costs associated with not breastfeeding can be quite high. The upfront cost of lactation support can seem like a large amount, it is actually a very small percentage of what it costs over the long-run to use formula. Consider the costs of formula feeding to include:

  • The cost of formula in the first year ($1,500-$2,000)
  • Increased number of bottles and supplies needed
  • Additional healthcare costs for babies due to increased risk of hospitalization, ear infections, and other common infant illnesses
  • Additional days of missed work spent caring for a sick child
  • Increased risk of health care costs for mother

Here are some ideas that may help you create a plan to pay for your consultations:

  • Read the information on Insurance Reimbursement if your health insurance says they don't pay for breastfeeding support.
  • Lactation consultations and breast pump purchase and rental are tax deductible as medical expenses.
  • If you have a Health Savings Account (HCRA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) through your employer, use these programs to pay for your visit.
  • Use a credit card to help spread out your payment, it may be worth the interest you would accrue.
  • Contact the WIC program/Baby Cafe to find out if your qualify and if you would see an IBCLC during your visit,
  • If none of these solutions seem feasible to you, contact me to discuss your unique situation.

+ How do I prepare for my visit?

  • Find out if your support person would like to be present so they too can ask questions and learn new techniques.
  • Plan to feed your baby at our visit. If your baby is hungry and fussy just before our visit time, no worries, go ahead and breastfeed, most babies will be happy to feed again.
  • Dress for comfort and accessibility. Even if that means cozy pajamas!
  • Don't worry about cleaning your house for me! I won't look at the dust bunnies under the sofa, laundry in your chair or the dishes in your sink. I'm here to focus on you and your baby, not your home.
  • Make a payment arrangement. Ask before hand about expected fees so that it won't be a source of worry or surprise at the conclusion of our visit. I accept cash, credit cards and Milk Money™ gift certificates. Read more below for information on payment and insurance reimbursement.
  • You may wish to talk to your insurance company about our visit. I will give you a visit receipt to submit for reimbursement after the visit.
  • Put away the distractions. For many clients, it means turning off the TV, putting away Fido and Mr. Whiskers, finding something to entertain your toddler and taking a moment to relax before our visit.
  • Have your breast pump out, clean and ready for use. If you think we might need to talk about breast pump use or fit please have it ready to save us time.
  • Do some skin-to-skin time before I arrive. Dress your baby in only a clean diaper and lay with his chest touching your bare skin before our visit. This helps baby be calm and ready to feed before our visit.
  • Tell me before hand about products you are interested in. I have many sample products available. See the Milk Mojo Favorites page for mom-approved products.
  • Give yourself a pat on the back for seeking assistance. While we can't always sprinkle lactation fairy dust and provide an immediate fix but our goal at Milk Mojo with a breastfeeding plan that will help you feel confident and able to take charge of your breastfeeding journey.

Adapted with permission from Bay Area Breastfeeding & Education

Statement from Texas Breastfeeding Coalition:

  • Instructions for filing for reimbursement
  • What to do if your claim is denied
  • How to file a complaint with the Texas Insurance Commissioner if you feel that your claim is not being handled appropriately

Breastfeeding Toolkit-New Benefits for Breastfeeding Moms: Facts and Tools to Understand Your Coverage under the Health Care Law

  • Provides information on the coverage of breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling in the health care law and offer tools to women who encounter problems with this coverage.

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Show your loved one your support by giving her access to expert breastfeeding care. Milk Money™ gift certificates are a one-of-a-kind gift that can help a mom-to-be pay for breastfeeding classes and home consultations.

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