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 Happens During a Newborn Consultation?
When you call for an appointment, our goal is to schedule you with an IBCLC within 24 hours. When our schedule is full, we prioritize newborns over older babies. 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 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 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.
MilkWorks is excited to expand 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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