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 yet pumped.
  • 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 or formula 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 from 2012. Lowcountry Lactation Station is partnered with The Lactation Network who is able to obtain prior approval for 6 lactation visits covered at 100% from most PPO plans with BCBS, Cigna and some United plans.¬† The insurance companies that The Lactation Network can get prior approval from are PPO’s, Preferred Provider Organizations. This designation is identified on your insurance card as a PPO. Lowcountry Lactation Station is also in network with Aetna which also provides 6 lactation consultations at 100%. I most recently became an in network provider for Tricare Prime and Select as of 7-14-22.

Included in the cost of the consult:

  • A bottle of Legendairy Milk Herbal supplement capsules to help if your milk supply is low, you will want your MD approval prior to taking the herbs
  • Medela shells or nipple shields if necessary
  • ¬†Medihoney for wound healing
  • Microwavable sterilization bags
  • Brewers yeast to help increase a milk supply
  • Syringes and feeding tubes in case the baby needs to be supplemented until breastfeeding is 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.