What Is An IBCLC?
An IBCLC is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, or a person who specializes in the clinical management of breastfeeding. The IBCLC designation is granted by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners, Inc. and is the only international certification in lactation consulting. While there are other types of lactation consultants, IBCLC’s are considered the “gold standard” of lactation professionals.
Why Should I Call An IBCLC?
IBCLC’s are the “gold standard” for lactation professionals and a great resource for breastfeeding knowledge and support for all mothers, whether it be your first baby or not. By seeking out an IBCLC before you give birth you are going to be one step ahead (our Prenatal Consults are perfect for this reason). Having a deeper insight into the various breastfeeding techniques, as well as, various strategies will help facilitate the breastfeeding experience.
What About Babies Who Aren't Feeding At The Breast?
Naturally Nourished Lactation Consulting provides services for all babies of all feeding types not just breastfed babies. As a NICU nurse many of the babies I have helped were not able to breastfeed for weeks sometimes months after birth, if at all.
Naturally Nourished will provide individualized care for each mother and baby, welcoming all feeding types.
Do We Accept Insurance?
Naturally Nourished Lactation Consulting has joined The Lactation Network to provide In-Network Lactation Services to patients with Anthem BCBS PPO, BCBS PPO, Cigna PPO and United PPO. Please note preapproval must be obtained online through The Lactation Network for 100% coverage (See Next Question for more info). Along with select coverage from The Lactation Network, Naturally Nourished Lactation Consulting accepts payment of cash, check, FSH, HSA, and all major credit cards via SquareUp.
How Do I Know If I Am Eligible or Covered Through The Lactation Network?
The first step to determine if The Lactation Network is in network with your insurance company is to click here, and submit the consultation request form. If your insurance is in network, all consultations will be covered at 100% with NO out-of-pocket expense. After hitting “Submit” you should receive an email (within 90 minutes), confirming eligibility. Feel free to send me a message if you have questions with any of the above.
How Many Consultations Will I Need?
This is a very common question. There is no definitive answer as each baby, mother and feeding situation is unique. The number of appointments needed depends on the type and complexity of the issue.
What Areas of Kentucky Do You Serve, And Do You Charge A Travel Fee?
For in home consultations, I serve Bowling Green, Kentucky and the surrounding areas. I also serve North Central Tennessee (Portland, Westmorland, and Gallatin). Please email me if you would like to know if I serve your area.
There is a travel fee for all in-home consultations, for both self-pay and The Lactation Network patients. The Amount is based on distance traveled, starting at $25.00.
Where Is Naturally Nourished Lactation Consulting Located?
Naturally Nourished Lactation Consulting is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The clinic space is conveniently located off 31W, in The Campus Plaza Court Plaza. We are down the road from The Medical Center, and around the block from Western Kentucky University. You are welcome to bring guests, and siblings to your consultation as needed. Light refreshments, toys, breastfeeding pillows, and a bottle warmer are provided for your convenience.