Lactation Consulting

Feeding a baby at the breast is natural and normal, but it’s not always easy! Thankfully, most lactation and baby feeding issues can be addressed and overcome with proper help and support. Whether you’re dealing with a painful latch, are worried about your milk supply, or have a baby that isn’t feeding well, you’re not alone! Tulip City offers expert care and guidance for lactation and infant feeding challenges, with long visits, lots of follow-up, and non-judgmental support to help you achieve your specific goals.

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Just some of the issues we can work on together…

And if nothing’s wrong, but you just want to ask some questions, or need reassurance or a stellar pep talk, I can help with that too!

Services

Infant feeding at breast

Standard Consultation for
Lactation & Infant Feeding Support

Comprehensive evaluation of your current situation with thorough education and practical, hands-on help as needed. We will work together to develop a plan that addresses your concerns and supports your specific goals.

Your consult includes an individualized care plan, a detailed pediatrician report, and phone follow-up care for 1-2 weeks for ongoing questions and adjustments.

2 Hour Home Visit
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Prenatal Education & Guidance

General information and guidance to help you prepare for the best start possible! A prenatal consult is your opportunity to ask questions, discuss concerns or difficulties with lactation in the past, and make a plan for success before your baby arrives!

Your consult includes phone follow-up care for 1 week for ongoing questions.

1 Hour Virtual Visit
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Pumping Consultation or
Back-to-Work Planning

Learn how to properly set-up and use your pump, how to maximize your milk output when pumping, and make sure your pump flanges are the right size for you. If you’re preparing to return to work, we’ll cover tips and tricks for pumping away from home, safe handling and storage of your milk, and how to approach your pumping routine for your specific situation.

Your consult includes an individualized care plan and phone follow-up care for 1 week for ongoing questions and adjustments.

1 Hour Virtual Visit
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Support for Inducing Lactation

General support and guidance for non-gestational parents who plan to induce lactation and offer their baby feeding at the breast and/or breastmilk. We’ll discuss your unique situation, evaluate your lactation potential, review options for inducing lactation, and make a plan that best supports your specific goals.

Your consult includes an individualized care plan and phone follow-up care for 1 week for ongoing questions and adjustments.

1 Hour Virtual Visit
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Feeding Multiples

All the help and support of a standard consultation, tailored to the unique experience of feeding multiple babies.

Your consult includes an individualized care plan, a detailed pediatrician report, and phone follow-up care for 1-2 weeks for ongoing questions and adjustments.

2+ Hour Home Visit
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Mini Consult

If you just have a few simple questions about lactation, baby feeding, pumping etc. and don’t want to rely on the internet for answers, this consult is a short-and-sweet opportunity to ask an actual lactation expert your questions! This consult is for general information only, no exams, assessment, or planning will take place.

30 Minute Virtual Visit

Home Visits -

Standard Consultations and Feeding Multiples Consultations are conducted in the familiar comfort of your own home. Home visits allow us to work on feeding issues in the actual setting where you’re having them with the actual resources you have available to you. It doesn’t matter if you can figure out how to position your baby for comfortable feeding on MY couch, you need to be able to do this on YOUR couch! I bring everything with me, you don’t have to do anything special. Please don’t clean your house for me, and I promise, I don’t care if you’re in your pajamas!

Home Visit Travel Radius: My home visit travel radius includes locations within roughly 45 minutes of Mount Vernon. This includes most of Skagit County, southern Whatcom County, northern Snohomish County, and northern Whidbey Island. If you’re not sure if you’re too far away, just ask.

Virtual Visits -

Consultations that don’t involve assessing feeding problems or providing hands-on feeding help are offered virtually. We will meet through a confidential telehealth platform where can still see each other face-to-face for conversation and thoroughly address all your concerns.

Insurance & Payment Information

Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO plans or Cigna PPO plans

(Including Regence, Premera, Anthem, etc.)

Your consultations with Tulip City may be fully covered at no cost to you! Pre-approval is required to make sure your plan qualifies. Tulip City partners with Lactation Network for insurance billing and they will handle the pre-approval process for you in minutes. Please visit Lactation Network to complete a pre-approval request form and have your benefits checked before scheduling.

All Other Insurance Companies

Tulip City is out-of-network with all other insurance companies and does not bill directly for the cost of your care. Payment is due at the time of service according to the fee schedule below. I will provide you with a superbill to submit to your insurance company so that you may request reimbursement for the out-of-pocket cost of your care.

How does insurance reimbursement work?

The Affordable Care Act requires most insurance companies to cover “breastfeeding support, supplies, and counseling” at no cost to patients, which includes lactation consulting. If you pay out-of-pocket for these services, most insurance companies are required to reimburse you. To find out the reimbursement policies that apply to your plan, call the member services number on the back of your insurance card and ask them about reimbursement for “breastfeeding support and counseling with an out-of-network provider”. To learn more about your coverage rights under the Affordable Care Act, how to navigate the reimbursement process, and how to appeal a denied claim, please reference this toolkit by the National Women’s Law Center.

Time of Service Fees

Standard Lactation Consultation  
Initial Visit $200
Follow-Up Visit $175
Feeding Multiples  
Initial Visit $250
Follow-Up Visit $225
Prenatal Education & Guidance $120
Pumping Consultation or Back-to-Work Planning $120
Support for Inducing Lactation $120
Mini Consult $ 60

Payment Plans - For families with financial limitations, please inquire about payment plan options. All consultations can be paid for on a payment plan, allowing you to cover the cost of your care in smaller, more manageable payments. Everyone deserves access to quality care, and I will work with you to make sure you get it.

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Ready to schedule your consultation?

Send a text to Rebecca at: 360-559-2504

I look forward to hearing from you!