Lactation Support

Karissa has supported hundreds of Mothers and Babies in their breastfeeding journeys. She believes in collaborating with Parents, and care plans are customized to identify individual needs and goals. Breastfeeding is an art. Her gentle approach to counseling develops better understanding of baby, generates a sense of empowerment within the Mother, and enhances the enjoyment of the breastfeeding experience.

Karissa is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Private Consultation
Full Lactation Counseling Session
Karissa offers consultation in the comfort of your home, or at her Apex office.
An extensive history interview, examinations of both Mother and Baby, and lactation support will be at your family's pace, so expect to spend about two hours at your initial meeting. Please be sure to have items that you use in the lactation process handy at the consult. This may include your nursing pillow, pump, nipple shields, bottles, etc. After the consult, a detailed note will be sent to your Health Care Provider and care plan will be given to you.
  • Initial Consult $175 in office, $199 at home
  • Phone Follow Up, free
  • Follow Up Consults $75 in office, $99 at home
  • Multiples, please add $50
Pumping Consult
Karissa collaborates with Moms returning to work or deciding to exclusively pump on creating an effective and efficient pumping method and schedule. This may also include fit and sizing assistance as well.
  • Consult $75 in office $99 at home
  • Phone Follow Up, Free

Clinic Consultations and Classes for Patients
Please note that Karissa is currently on maternity leave until October 2016

Karissa practices at Cary Pediatric Center on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. She serves the patients of Cary, Apex and Fuquay-Varina Pediatrics. Appointments are scheduled for one hour. Insurance is filed through Cary Pediatric Center. If you are interested in becoming a patient, please visit our website to learn more, call 919-467-3211, or attend an Expecting Parents Info Session.
About the Consultations
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to appointment. For those new to lactation clinic
  • If your baby needs to eat, feed him or her! Don't wait for Karissa. Your baby's needs are #1!
  • Don't hesitate to ask questions- all are important, so if you have many, bring a list.
  • Please bring all the items that you use when nursing, pumping and to care for yourself. This includes pillows, shields, creams, pumps and any other items that you use regularly.
  • If you have a support person available to attend, please invite them to join us if you feel comfortable.