Do you need lactation consultation but don’t have the money to cover it? This post will help you locate services that provide low or no cost lactation consults. You will also learn about insurance reimbursement as well.
The Affordable Care Act provides for lactation services and personal breast pumps. Most lactation services can be reimbursed if the provider will give you the information to do so. You can also pay for services using a Health Savings Account.
WIC (Women, Infants & Children)
Most WIC locations have breastfeeding peer counselors that can provide you with help over the phone and in person. Some WIC breastfeeding peer counselors will come to your home to help you. Sign up for WIC while your are still pregnant. Attend free WIC breastfeeding classes. Get to know your breastfeeding peer counselors so that you will know who to call once you deliver. For more information on WIC for your area go to public health department’s website for your state and search for WIC.
La Leche League
La Leche League is an international organization that provides free support over the phone and local support groups. These groups are led by league leaders who have breastfed their own babies and received additional training to help other moms. Website is www.llli.org
Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere ( ROSE)
Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere ( ROSE) is a local Atlanta area support option offering free local and virtual consults. Visit them at www.breastfeedingrose.org
Do you provide low/no cost lactation consults? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to this resource blog.
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Kiana Ayers, RN, IBCLC
I have been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years. I've been a teen mom, NICU mom, single mom, working mom, and a married mom. My experience as a mother is helpful as I provide you with support. I have been an IBCLC for 5 years helping hundreds of families meet their breastfeeding goals. In 2018 I was awarded the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award for my work with Amerigroup leading their lactation program.
I am dedicated to supporting all women but have a special interest in the underserved community. I recently founded a non profit Ready Set Push with the goal of increasing access to quality childbirth education in the community.