Hi, I'm Tamiqua International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Postpartum Doula and Owner of Latching in Love Lactation & Postpartum Doula Services. I'm a Lactation Consultant who wanted to do more to support her families while healing from birth and bonding with their new baby. So I decided to get trained to be a Postpartum Doula.
Hi, I'm Tamiqua International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Postpartum Doula and Owner of Latching in Love Lactation & Postpartum Doula Services. I'm a Lactation Consultant who wanted to do more to support her families while healing from birth and bonding with their new baby. So I decided to get trained to be a Postpartum Doula. Being a trained Postpartum Doula allows me to not only help you with feeding your baby but also to help take care of you.
This is a very common question that many newly lactating parents find themselves asking, usually at 2am when they are struggling.
Here are some common reasons parents book with me:
-Breast/Chest Pain or Nipple Pain
-Pain or Trouble Latching Baby
-Concerns about Milk Supply( Low or an Oversupply)
- Returning to work
It's actually recommended that pregnant persons should see a Lactation Professional while they are still pregnant. Not only to obtain prenatal breastfeeding education and prepare to feed baby but for a breast/chest assessment. You should also see a lactation professional if feeding your baby is challenging or painful. To answer questions you may have about feeding your baby. A lactation visit involves a full breast/chest assessment for you, oral assessment for your baby and a feeding assessment.
While your OB and Pediatrician are trained to take care of you and your baby they aren't trained in lactation. When it comes to human milk and providing it for your baby we are the specialists.
I wish I was in-network with your provider but unfortunately it's up to the insurance company on what lactation providers they allow in-network. I will provide you with a Superbill after our visit. This serves as a receipt of the services I provided for you and baby. You can then submit that to your insurance and work with them for reimbursement. For more information you should check out the National Women's Law Center.
Yes we do accept HSA and FSA Cards.
On average most clients are seen 2-3x for non-complex issues throughout their lactation journey. For more complex issues it may take 4 or more visits.
Yes I can. I work with families feeding their babies in a variety of ways.
A travel fee is charged at every consult that requires more than 30 minutes of travel.
Our mission at Latching in Love Lactation Services can be broken down into 3 Core Values: Be Supportive, Be Empowered and Be Unapologetic. What you get from us at Latching in Love is Unapologetic Support and Empowerment on what YOU want of YOUR Lactation Journey.
BE SUPPORTIVE: We are supportive of your lactating goals. We are here to provide evidence based information so that you can decide on what's best for you and baby.
BE EMPOWERED: We empower lactating parents to be educated and stand up for what they and their baby are entitled to under the law, under their health care plan, at work and while living their day to day lives.
BE UNAPOLOGETIC: We are unapologetic about our decision to feed our babies via human milk whether directly latched to the breast(covered or uncovered) expressed milk, or combo feeding.
This is an Inclusive Feeding Support Group. All parents and all feeding styles are welcomed and encouraged to come and build support and com...