IBCLC and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Hello! I am an internationally board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) based in Sherman Oaks, CA and my mission is to provide compassionate and individualized lactation and infant feeding support. I am well versed in infant and child health care and I have 10 years of experience as a NICU nurse, and I am now a practicing pediatric nurse practitioner as well as breastfeeding mom.
My specialties include:
Poor weight gain
Tongue ties and oral restrictions
Infants with medical conditions
Babies with cleft lips and cleft palates
NICU and preterm infants
Exclusive pumping guidance and support
Nipple pain/ damaged or cracked nipples
Plugged ducts/ mastitis/ engorgement
Oversupply and undersupply
Overactive letdown and reflux
Going back to work
Feel free to contact me with any questions prior to booking.
I do work with some insurances for complete coverage of lactation support. Some insurances I work with include Aetna PPO, Blue Cross PPO and Cigna PPO.
I offer both virtual and in home appointments. All services include 2 week follow up support via HIPAA compliant text or email. Virtual services are via a HIPAA compliant platform.
I am partnered with The Lactation Network - an organization that is able to bill your insurance plan directly. Please use the following link to see if you qualify for fully covered lactation services:
I am now an in-network provider with Aetna (excluding HMO and QPOS plans). Please verify that you have lactation coverage and contact me to set up a lactation visit.
If your insurance is not covered, I can help guide you through submitting for reimbursement of lactation fees through your insurance. It is not guaranteed that your insurance will provide reimbursement, but I do have helpful tools for you to advocate for this service to be covered.
Please contact me with any questions related to booking and insurance:
Call/Text 323-531-5438 or email email@example.com
Virtual or in Home Prenatal Lactation Consultation
Visits include a thorough feeding assessment, troubleshooting, opportunity to ask all your questions and care plan. In-home visits include weight checks and weighted feeds (so we can see exactly how much your baby is eating during that feeding session). All visits include 2 weeks of follow up via text or email to address any questions or concerns relating to issues addressed in the visit or with the care plan.
Initial Lactation Consultation
In Home: $250
Twins: Add $100 per service
Follow Up Consultation
In Home: $200
Twins: Add $100 per service
Quick Issues Virtual Consult
$50 for 30 min
In Home Weight Check
A $90 fee will apply when traveling over 7.5 miles for home visit. This fee is not covered by insurance.
Areas served: Sherman Oaks, Encino, Van Nuys, Studio City, Valley Village, Panorama City, Valley Glen, Toluca Lake, Burbank, North Hollywood
Please call/text or email with any questions prior to booking.
Check to see if you qualify for insurance covered lactation support: https://go.lactationnetwork.com/WildSmileLactation
Please cancel 24 hours prior to appointment for full refund.