What We Do

Lowcountry Lactation Station is an in home breastfeeding consulting business with a Board Certified Lactation Consultant, (IBCLC). The Consultant comes to your home to evaluate the mother baby couplet during breastfeeding.

The in-home services include:

  • Your baby is weighed on a high caliber weigh scale before and after a feeding to see exactly how much breast milk your baby is getting from you at a nursing session.
  • You will also pump while the consultant is at your home so that she can evaluate your pump, flange size, and evaluate your milk supply. The consultant will help you set up your pump in the event that you have not pumped yet.
  • The consultant brings feeding tubes and syringes to each consult. Finger feeding is recommended in the event that baby needs to be supplemented with expressed breast milk after nursing to avoid using a bottle.

NOTE: The insurance company is required by law to pay for breastfeeding support and a breast pump for the breastfeeding mother. It is in line with the Affordable Care Act. Some insurance companies or policies are exempt because of grandfather clauses. Call your insurance company and inquire about coverage and what kind of pump they will provide for you. For example, Aetna will cover up to six visits from a lactation consultant. I am at this time only a provider for Aetna.

Included in the cost of the consult:

  • A bottle of Motherlove Herbal supplement to help with a faltering milk supply if the consultant feels like you would benefit from it
  • Medela shells or shields if necessary
  • ¬†Medihoney for wound healing
  • Microwavable sterilization bags
  • Brewers yeast to help with milk supply
  • Syringes and feeding tubes in the case that baby needs to be supplemented until breastfeeding more successful
  • Written discharge instructions are customized to you and your baby’s needs
  • Consultant will send your pediatrician and obstetrician a written report so that there will be consistency of care
  • FREE SECA Weigh scales are loaned out on a 2 week basis when the weigh scales are available

After a consult there is unlimited phone calls, texts or emails during the entire course of breastfeeding your baby.