Research has shown that mothers who receive help in the early days tend to have an easier time breastfeeding and tend to breastfeed longer.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all babies have a feeding assessment between day 3 and day 5 to assess latch and weight gain. You are welcome to call MilkWorks in Lincoln at (402) 423-6402 or MilkWorks O in Omaha at (402) 502-0617 and schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs).
Insurance Coverage of Breastfeeding Help
What Happens During a Newborn Consultation?
Our goal is to schedule you with an IBCLC within 24 hours. A Lactation Consultant will review your baby’s feeding history, assess your baby’s suck and your milk supply, review your medical history and past breastfeeding experiences, weigh your baby and assist with a feeding. You will have plenty of time to ask questions.
Your Lactation Consultant will work with you to develop a care plan and a follow up plan. Most mothers of newborns are seen several times. We like to provide care until your baby is feeding well. Initial appointments generally last 60-90 minutes and follow up appointments are usually 45-60 minutes. Partners and family members are welcome to attend appointments with you.
Appointments for Older Babies
You are welcome to schedule an appointment for any breastfeeding concerns you have, regardless of your baby's age. The length of your appointment and your follow up care will depend upon you and your baby's needs.
Our Lactation Consultants
Kathy Leeper, MD, IBCLC, FABM
Anne Easterday, IBCLC, LLLL Jenny Maestas, IBCLC, BA
Debbie Erikson, RN, IBCLC Suzy Meyers, IBCLC, LLLL
Teresa Flattery, RN, IBCLC Jenny Petersen, RN, IBCLC
Meghan Gerken, RN, IBCLC Christi Schill, RN, IBCLC
McKenzie Jones, IBCLC Ann, Seacrest, RN, IBCLC
Kristi Lord, RN, IBCLC Mindee Tockey, RN, IBCLC
Please note: MilkWorks is a well facility. For everyone's protection, if you or your baby or child are sick with a cold or virus, we ask that you wait until you are well to come to MilkWorks. In the mean time, please call and we will assist you by phone.
Breastfeeding Support in the York Area
MilkWorks is pleased to be offering breastfeeding support in the York area. Click here for more information about in-home breastfeeding consultations and our Breast Pump & Baby Weigh Station events.