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, MilkWorks in Omaha at (402) 502-0617 or our home based services in York at 402-710-8577 and schedule an appointment with one of our Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) or our Breastfeeding Medicine Specialist.
Insurance Coverage of Breastfeeding Help
MilkWorks is in-network with all major private insurance plans and all Nebraska Medicaid plans for consultations. If you do not have any insurance, we can offer you a reduced rate.
What are your Options for Breastfeeding Help at MilkWorks?
You may choose to see either our Breastfeeding Medicine Specialist, who is also an MD or one of our Board Certified Lactations Consultants (IBCLCs):
- As a physician, Dr. Leeper brings her pediatric and medical expertise in addressing breastfeeding problems. She is able to order lab and diagnostic tests and prescription medication, and if indicated, may perform a frenotomy procedure on a baby. Her services are usually filed under medical codes and may be filed under mom or baby or both.
- Our IBCLCs have years of experience addressing newborn and older baby breastfeeding issues. They have a variety of backgrounds as La Leche League Leaders, Registered Nurses, Doulas, and Childbirth Educators. In accordance with the Affordable Care Act, if a mother has private insurance, we file under a mother. If a baby has Medicaid, we file under a baby for lactation counseling services. When indicated, our IBCLCs may refer a mom and baby to Dr. Leeper for additional expertise.
What Happens During a Consultation?
When you call for an appointment, our goal is to be seen within 24 hours. When our schedule is full, we prioritize newborns over older babies. Dr. Leeper or your IBCLC 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.
Dr. Leeper or your IBCLC 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 and encouraged to attend appointments with you.
Our Breastfeeding Medicine Specialist
Kathy Leeper, MD, IBCLC, FABM
Our Lactation Consultants
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 Mindee Tockey, RN, IBCLC
Kristi Lord, 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.
Lactation Care in York, Nebraska
MilkWorks is excited to offer breastfeeding support to York area families!
We currently offer in-home breastfeeding consultations with an IBCLC and a Breast Pump & Baby Weigh Station at Four Corners Health Department. Our Breastfeeding Information Center is available 24/7
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