Lactation Consults-Please see our consulting packages under the product section!
Healthy Babies, Happy Moms Inc. offers lactation consultations in our patient's homes.Our company is licensed by the Rhode Island Health Department as a Licensed Home Nursing Care Provider. All of our Board Certified Lactation Consultants are also Registered Nurses (RN/IBCLCs). We do our best to see all babies within 24 hours of receiving a breastfeeding mother’s call or a pediatrician’s referral. Consults are scheduled one half-hour before a baby is anticipated to eat, so that there is ample time to gain an accurate feeding history. We realize it doesn't always work out that way, which doesn't bother us, but it is nicer for our mothers when we can make that happen!
Consults usually last about two hours. Our lactation consultants weigh the baby before and after the feeding to get an accurate indication of the infant’s intake. The consultant stays with the mother throughout the entire feeding, and makes any recommendations necessary to improve the breastfeeding relationship. They do not leave until the baby is satisfied and all the family’s questions are answered. The pediatrician is faxed a report to indicate that we saw one of their patients and to provide our recommendations.
Our fee includes unlimited phone follow-up with your lactation consultant. If you need a second in-home nursing consultation, depending on your location, the second visit is less expensive. We realize that our fee may be a hardship for some families, and we would never want to discourage a family from seeking help. We frequently make payment arrangements for families that need it. We also have a charity care policy. If you are willing to fill out the required forms and qualify, you can be seen for free. Just let us know and we will do everything we can to work with you and get you taken care of! Please email our office manager, Mary Beth Waggoner, for more information.
We do not currently have the capacity to directly bill insurance companies for our consults. Although most insurance companies do not cover in-home consultations, please contact your insurer directly to see what lactation benefits they do provide. Sometimes, you can be reimbursed for lactation costs after you have paid HBHM Inc. If you have a Flexible Spending Account for Health Care, they typically reimburse you for our consults and for breast pump rentals and purchases. We are happy to provide you with whatever documentation you may need for reimbursement from your insurer or FSA.
*Please note that the unlimited phone follow-up for the lactation consult is only for the child for whom you received the consult, and not subsequent children. Thank you for your understanding!