Lactation Consults


 

Karissa has supported over 1,000 Mothers and Babies in their breastfeeding journeys. Karissa's 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



 

Consultations at Your Home
Karissa offers lactation and breastfeeding support to Mothers, Babies and their Families. Customized care plans identify individual needs and goals based on a comprehensive examination and evaluation.
 
 
No two consults are the same, but this is what a visit may look like.
The first part of the meeting is about getting to know where you are in your journey. Karissa will ask questions about your medical history and perinatal experience. She will ask you what your lactation goals are, and identify how to best proceed to reach those goals.
 
Karissa will get to know your little one and may examine your baby's oral anatomy and suckling ability. She may observe him/her at the breast and determine transfer with pre and postfeed weight checks.  Breastfeeding is NOT ballet. There are no perfect positions. During the feeding assessment, Karissa will help you find the most comfortable way for you to feed your baby. If you own a pump, you may be asked to express. Karissa is happy to offer guidance with this.
 
Karissa will then work with you on a sustainable careplan. Some plans may be a few days long with follow up, while others will be suggestions to build confidence as you continue on your journey. These customized plans and meeting notes will be emailed to you and can be forwarded to your Health Care Provider(s).
     
     

    Fees
    Singleton Babies
    Initial Consults
      Home Visit $200*

    Follow Up
      Home Visit $150*
       
    Fees for Twins (more than two, please email me)
    Initial Consults
      Home Visit $325*

    Follow Up
      Home Visit $275*
     
    Payment is due at the time of consult in the form of check or cash. An invoice with confirmed payment will be emailed to the client and may be used to request reimbursement.

    * homevisits outside of Western Wake County may be subject to addtional fees. Western Wake includes: Apex, Cary, Morrisville, Holly Springs and Fuquay Varina