Select a date and time that works for you and reserve and confirm by payment online.
2. Complete and Submit a short form.
3. Receive a Zoom link in your email within 24 hours to join the certified lactation counselor through video conference at the time of your appointment.
More Milk, Less Worry
Our Certified Lactation Counselors provide non-judgmental and evidence-based support to you and your baby! We are ready to meet you where you are and help you get to where you want to go in your feeding journey! We want you to know that you are not alone and that, with support, we can help you get more milk and worry less!
What to Expect at Your Consult
What we do together in a Virtual Lactation Consult
First visits are typically 45-60 minutes to give us time for a thorough history, observing baby feeding (breast, bottle or both), and a plan of care. Included is
A history and assessment of breastfeeding and/or bottle feeding issues by a certified Lactation Consultant and infant feeding SLP
An assessment of latch, suck and positioning
Breast care including mastitis, plugged ducts, blebs, thrush, engorgement, and nipple soreness
Soothing a fussy baby
Breastfeeding while returning to work
Assistance with breast pumps, nipple shields and other lactation devices
Breastfeeding education and support
Transition from breast to bottle OR bottle to breast
A report to send to your care provider(s) if requested
What to have at your consultation:
YOU and your precious baby
Any current nursing gadgets
Any pumps and required pump parts
Preferred feeding pillows
Here are some helpful tips to maximize your virtual appointment:
Both users must have adequate internet connection
Both users must have adequate lighting. Please keep a flashlight/light on hand for mouth assessments
May need a second set of hands to help with positioning the device for best viewing
It is beneficial (not necessary) for the family to have two connected devices. I.e. a computer/ipad for discussion and a phone for breast and bottle feeding/latch assessment
While virtual lactation consults are useful for many reasons, there will be times that our CLC must refer mom and/or baby to a local health care provider. These cases may include:
Suspected tongue and/or lip tie or other oral malformation
Mastitis, thrush and other breastfeeding concerns requiring treatment
Inadequate lighting/internet connection to perform a quality online assessment
Concerns with weight gain, jaundice and/or general well-being of your baby
How much does it cost?
First consult = $50 cash or billable to select insurance. For more information on insurance, call 708-478-1820
Our Certified Lactation Counselor® (CLC®) is a professional in lactation counseling who has demonstrated the necessary skills, knowledge, and attitudes to provide clinical breastfeeding counseling and management support to families who are thinking about breastfeeding or who have questions or problems during the course of breastfeeding/lactation. Our CLCs are also speech language pathologists who specialize in the overall safety and success of infant feeding.
BDI Certified Lactation Counselors Specialize in Supporting:
Baby’s success on the breast/bottle
Mom’s health and comfort
Family support for mom & baby
Preparing for and maximizing pumping
Reflux, Spit-up, Vomiting Support
Position & Latch
Finding the perfect position and latch
Lactation Professionals Areas of Expertise
Breast and Nipple Soreness
Pain or Breast Damage
Plugged Milk Ducts
Reflux, Spitting-up and/or Vomiting
Induced or Relactation
Feeding Techniques and Positions
Transition to Bottle-Feeding from Breast
Transition to Breast Feeding from Bottle
Oral Motor Restrictions
Jessica Keenan, MA, CCC-SLP/L, CLC
Certified Lactation Counselor & Speech Language Pathologist
Jessica has worked with babies since 2014. She is a licensed speech language pathologist and certified lactation counselor specializing in infant feeding. Jessica’s favorite hour of her work week is leading the More Than Milk Club for new moms & their babies! She believes the most magical part of her job is empowering parents on their breast and/or bottle feeding journey and helping them do so from the comfort of their own homes.
Amy Stumpf, MS, CCC-SLP/L, CLEC
Certified Lactation Educator/Counselor & Speech Language Pathologist
Amy is a speech therapist who specialises in feeding, orofacial development, tethered oral tissues, and lactation counseling. She absolutely loves coming alongside families and supporting them and their babies during their feeding journey’s in infancy. Amy will never be finished learning and is constantly humbled by the lessons she takes away from each family she has the pleasure of counseling!