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Preparing for Babies Arrival
Prenatal Breastfeeding Class
Learn more about breastfeeding preparation and how to get off to a good start! We will discuss what is important to focus on in the first few days and weeks with your baby. We will discuss your concerns and goals and create a plan for success.
Insurance & Payment
Sweetly Nourish Lactation is in-network practice with Aetna. Aetna typically covers 6 lactation visits, but please confirm your specific coverage prior to booking. Your Aetna plan may be subject to copay or cost sharing. Any uncovered costs will be your responsibility.
Sweetly Nourish is now contracted with United Healthcare, booking appointments starting 11/02/2023!
The Lactation Network
Sweetly Nourish Lactation is partnered with The Lactation Network. TLN can cover many plans through Anthem, BCBS, and Cigna. If you qualify, you can receive up to 6 fully covered lactation visits. TLN staff is quick and responsive to coverage requests, even emergent.
For insurance coverage eligibility, Click this link here https://go.lactationnetwork.com/SweetlyNourishLactationBabyCareLLC and fill in my name, Julie Tower of Sweetly Nourish Lactation & Baby Care as the participating IBCLC.
Or, scan the URL code HERE for a shortcut to confirm coverage!
What if I want a visit but I don't have Aetna or United Healthcare and I don't qualify for a covered visit with The Lactation Network?
Other insurers will require you to pay for the visit, that day, out of pocket using the accepted payment methods listed below. The Affordable Care Act states insurers must cover lactation care. Unfortunately, it can be a difficult task for families to get the coverage they qualify for. I can't guarantee coverage, but I will give you a superbill that you can submit for possible reimbursement. I suggest calling your insurance carrier and asking to access your out-of-network benefits. I can suggest some codes they might cover, but it's never guaranteed.
Connecticare usually covers 1 home visit within the first two months postpartum. I recommend calling to confirm your plan's breastfeeding benefits and inquire if there is a limit on how much they will reimburse you. You will be responsible for the consultation fees at the time of service but will be provided the necessary forms to submit for reimbursement.
The National Women’s Law Center and their toolkit includes helpful information for speaking with your insurance provider. You can find the toolkit here: https://nwlc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/final_nwlcbreastfeedingtoolkit2014_edit.pdf
Payment is taken at the time of visit. The following payment methods are accepted: credit card, Venmo, PayPal, Apple Pay, or cash. HSA or FSA cards accepted. I will give you a super-bill at the end of our visit that you can submit to your insurance for possible reimbursement.
I travel to all locations in Hartford County, Connecticut as well as Hampden County, Massachusetts. Please contact me directly for travel outside of these areas. All inquiries considered! Please note there is a $50 travel fee for any home visit within my travel radius. Any travel beyond my travel radius will be subject to a higher travel fee, based on location. Please contact for details.