This is no bad question, please feel free to ask anything you think of. I am here to support you in your breastfeeding and infant feeding journey.
What’s your service area?
There are two convenient office locations for in-person consultations: Hermosa Beach and Silver Lake. In home consultations are available within a reasonable 30-40 minute drive from Hermosa Beach. I am also available for FaceTime, Skype, Zoom and phone consultations any where in the US.
What are your hours?
Babies are not the best at following schedules. We will work together to find the best time for consultations, coordinating around your little one's prime feeding times.
How are you handling in person visits with COVID?
I am taking extreme precautions to ensure the health and safety of you and your baby. I have a limited number of appointments per day to ensure adequate time between appointments for sanitization. I ask that all adults wear a mask and be fever and symptom free in the 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. If you schedule an office visit, limit one additional support person to ensure appropriate social distancing. In the office, the couches/chairs and baby scale will be covered with disposable medical exam table paper. I wash my hands frequently and change my gloves often during our appointment.
What if you're not available when my baby needs seen?
If you are having a true lactation emergency and do not see a time available on my schedule, please text me directly to see if I can fit you in. If I am absolutely not available, I have a list of reputable IBCLCs in the area who I've personally met and trust their skills and competence. I can send you a list of names and contact information to make sure you are seen ASAP.
Do you take insurance?
According to the ACA, lactation services are to be covered by insurance at 100%. While you are asked to pay for your consultation at the time of booking, I can provide a superbill which you can submit to your insurance for possible reimbursement. You are responsible for contacting your insurance company ahead of time to see what you need for submission. I can provide you with all of my practice information (Tax ID, license number, etc.) to ensure the highest possible reimbursement rate.
Se habla Español?
No hay problema. Si, yo hablo Español.