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?
When you call for an appointment, our goal is to schedule you with an IBCLC within 24 hours. Your 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 about your baby and breastfeeding.
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. Our goal is 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
Suzy Meyers, LLLL, IBCLC
Debbie Erikson, RN, IBCLC
Teresa Flattery, RN, IBCLC
Jenny Maestas, BA, IBCLC
Anne Easterday, LLLL, ALC, IBCLC
Christi Schill RN, BSN, IBCLC
Mindee Tockey, RN, IBCLC
Ann Seacrest, 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 York (Nebraska) Area
MilkWorks is pleased to announce our first Nebraska outreach lactation consultant. Meghan Gerken, an RN and IBCLC in York, Nebraska, is now providing in home lactation services to mothers within a 30-mile radius of York. She is accepting all private insurance plans, or a reduced payment plan for mothers who do not have insurance coverage, for breastfeeding help. To set up an appointment, please contact Meghan directly at (402) 710-8577.
MilkWorks is in network with all Nebraska Medicaid plans and most private insurance plans for Personal Use Pumps through our York outreach program. Please contact Meghan for more information on obtaining a high quality double electric breast pump!