The Center for Pediatric Medicine is committed to providing you and your baby with the highest quality health care. To assist you in giving your baby the healthiest start possible, we are pleased to offer lactation support services.
Breastfeeding is a natural process, but it is not always easy. During the first few weeks there is a lot to learn about how mother’s breasts function, and how this baby feeds. No one set of rules exists to guide you. Each mother and child are different. That’s why we are here to support you through the process.
After you and your baby are discharged from the hospital, you will be contacted by our Lactation Consultant, Lisa Boulé. She will assess the status of feeding with you, answer any questions you may have, and set up the first visit in our office.
In addition to being a Lactation Consultant, Lisa is also Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. During the first visit, your baby will be weighed and examined by Lisa, then she will monitor a feeding to help assess and troubleshoot any issues you might be having. Lisa is also available for simple telephone consultations to answer any questions that you may have throughout your breastfeeding experience.
The Lactation Room is located at 7 Old Sherman Turnpike- Suite 202, Danbury, CT 06810. (The Lactation Room is located in the practices’ billing office suite.) If you cannot negotiate stairs there is a handicap entrance at the rear of the building with access to an elevator. When you come for this visit, we ask that you come with the baby fairly hungry.
The Lactation Consults are billed out through your medical insurance as an office visit. Most insurances cover the cost of the visit. If you have questions concerning coverage, please contact your insurance company.
Congratulations! Here’s to a healthy start!