MilkWorks is excited to offer Telehealth Lactation Consultations in addition to screened in-person visits. Give us a call in Lincoln (402.423.6402) or Omaha (402.502.0617) if you have any questions or to make an appointment today!
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all babies have a feeding assessment between day three and day five to assess latch and weight gain. Lactation support is a covered service with most major insurance providers and Nebraska Medicaid. You are welcome to call MilkWorks in Lincoln (402.423.6402) or Omaha (402.502.0617) or our home-based services in York (402.710.8577) and schedule an appointment with one of our International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) or our Breastfeeding Medicine Specialist, Dr. Kathy Leeper.
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, out-of-pocket fee.
Lactation Consultation Options -
You may choose to see one of our IBCLCs or our Breastfeeding Medicine Specialist, who is an MD:
- As a physician, Dr. Leeper brings her pediatric and medical expertise to lactation counseling. She is able to order lab and diagnostic tests and prescribe medications. If indicated, she has the ability to perform a frenotomy procedure. Her services are usually filed under medical codes (vs. preventive services) and may be filed with a mother or baby's insurance plan, or both. Depending upon the insurance plan, there may be a co-pay or deductible.
- The IBCLCs at MilkWorks have years of experience addressing breastfeeding issues in newborns and older babies. 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 for preventive services under the mother. If a baby has Nebraska Medicaid, we file under the baby for lactation counseling services. When indicated, our IBCLCs may refer a mom and baby to Dr. Leeper for her medical expertise.
What Happens During a Breastfeeding Consultation?
Your provider will review your medical history and past breastfeeding experiences, discuss your baby's feeding patterns, assess your baby's suck and your milk supply, weigh your baby, and assist with a feeding. You will have plenty of time to ask questions.
You will leave MilkWorks with a care plan and a follow-up plan. We like to provide care until your baby is feeding well. Initial appointments are usually 60-90 minutes and follow up appointments are usually 45-60 minutes. Partners and family members are not only welcome but encouraged to attend appointments with you.
Breastfeeding Medicine Specialist -
Kathy Leeper, MD, IBCLC, FABM
- Mindee Booth, RN, IBCLC
- Anne Easterday, IBCLC, LLLL
- Miriam Heider, IBCLC
- Jessie Jacobsen, RN, IBCLC
- Michelle Jenkins, RN, IBCLC
- Kristi Lord, RN, IBCLC
- Michelle Lingenfelter, APRN, IBCLC
- Suzy Meyers, IBCLC, LLLL
- Christi Schill, RN, IBCLC
- McKenzie Taylor, BS, 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.