Let's Work Together
Preparing for Babies Arrival
Prenatal Breastfeeding Education
-Telehealth consult- 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 with your baby and beyond.
After Baby is Born
If you are having trouble breastfeeding your baby, I would love to help. I will give you expert care along with evidence-based information to help you on your journey. We will work together to formulate a specific plan for YOU! Some issues I can help with:
-Difficulty latching baby or a painful latch
-Baby with slow weight gain/weight loss
-Low milk supply
-Inverted or flat nipples
-Oral restrictions (tongue tie, lip tie, buccal ties)
-Clogged ducts or blebs
-Returning to work and a individualized pumping plan
-Transitioning baby to the bottle
-Individualized pumping plan
-& much more!
The following are services I provide. You have the option for in-home visits, in-office visits, Telehealth visits, or telephone consult! Weekends and evenings I have limited slots available, so please reach out to me directly to accommodate your scheduling needs if you don’t see a time that works for you.
I participate with The Lactation Network, which can cover many Cigna, United Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Anthem plans. Check for Lactation Network Coverage Here!
-Initial Telemedicine Consult - 1 hour, 15 minutes. $180
A lot can be done over a virtual consult! I can assess a feeding, troubleshoot feeding difficulties, and other challenges, assess for tongue-tie & lip tie, discuss your concerns and answer questions. I will develop a specific care plan based on you and your baby’s needs. Schedule your appointment here.
-Follow-up Telemedicine Consult - 1 hour, 15 minutes. $120
- Initial Lactation Consult in-your-home, 1.5 hours-2 hours. $275
(Includes 1 week of follow-up support by secure messaging, email, or text). Continued support is available for a weekly fee of $25. These fees are elective and not eligible for insurance reimbursement. Schedule your appointment here.
-Initial in-office Lactation Consult- 1.5-2 hours. $275
At our office location in Windsor, CT
(includes 1 week of follow-up support by secure messaging, email, or text). Continued support is available for a weekly fee of $25. These fees are elective and not eligible for insurance reimbursement. Schedule your appointment here.
-Follow-Up Lactation Consult (for existing clients)
We will accommodate you, in your home or in our office.
$125 in-office visit.
$180 in-home visit.
-In Home Weight Check $40
Confirm your baby’s weight and breastmilk intake! With my Medela Baby Weigh II Scale, we can get a very accurate measurement of your baby’s intake during the feeding. We will discuss any change of your personalized plan based on baby’s weight. Schedule your weight check here.
-Telephone Consult $75
30 minute consult to discuss any concerns, questions and develop a care plan if needed.
Insurance & Payment
Payment is taken at the time of visit. The following payment methods are accepted: credit card, Venmo, PayPal, Apple Pay, cash or check. 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. Please contact me directly for travel outside of Hartford county. All inquiries considered!
The Lactation Network provides insurance-covered expert breastfeeding support for mothers and babies.
Sweetly Nourish Lactation & Baby Care partners with the Lactation Network! TLN can cover some Anthem, BCBS, Cigna, and United customers with certain plans. If you qualify, you can receive up to 6 fully covered lactation visits. LN staff is quick and responsive to coverage requests, even emergently. Please contact them here https://go.lactationnetwork.com/SweetlyNourishLactationBabyCareLLC and fill in my name, Julie Tower of Sweetly Nourish Lactation & Baby Care as the participating IBCLC.
What if I want a visit and I don't qualify for a covered visit with Lactation Network?
Other insurers will require you to pay for the visit, that day, out of pocket using the accepted payment methods listed above. 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 SHOULD cover at least 1 visit. However, you are still responsible for the fees at the time of the visit. I will give you a super-bill at the end of our visit that you can submit to them.
The National Women’s Law Center and their toolkit here: https://nwlc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/final_nwlcbreastfeedingtoolkit2014_edit.pdf
Includes helpful information for speaking with your insurance provider.