Emerald Doulas brings personalized lactation and infant feeding support in a convenient location (the Emerald Doula office) or within the comfort of your home. We offer comprehensive, goals-based care provided by our in-office Lactation and Infant Feeding Experts. Full-length visits last 1.5-2 hours, giving ample time to provide in-depth, hands-on support. Community Lactation appointments are also available twice a month for a lower cost option.
Appointments for Lactation Services can be made online below, or by calling our office at: (919) 864-8361. We very often have sooner availability beyond what is visible below. Call now for same-day appointments.
Lactation Support is provided as independent and individually priced visits based on your needs, or as a packaged, seamless bundle.
Comprehensive Lactation Package ($385): This package includes three of our most popular lactation services that help you establish your goals, make a plan, and meet those goals after your baby is born by including: a prenatal visit, a home visit and an in-office visit. Bundling these services together gives you the best tools at a great discount. Think of it as a visit to get ready, a visit to get settled at home and a visit to make sure that you baby is eating enough and to trouble shoot any problems you might be having. When you're ready to book this service, click here to do so.
Prenatal Consultation ($100 per visit): During this initial visit, we will discuss together your unique circumstances, concerns, breastfeeding goals and challenges. This visit includes a physical assessment and medical history review. Following this, we'll work together to make a personalized breastfeeding plan to get you off to your best start with your new baby.
Lactation Consultations ($150 per in-office visit, $175 per home visit): Having trouble with establishing breastfeeding? Facing unexpected challenges during your breastfeeding journey? This 1.5-2 hour consultation will get you the help you need. Working together, we'll assess and identify challenges, provide solutions, and create a comprehensive care plan. Plus, we'll get the weight of your baby before and after feeding to better understand how much your baby is eating.
Mini-Visits ($100 per visit): This option is for families with babies who are over 4 months old who are gaining weight well. In these visits we answer questions about pumping, bottle feeding, teething, night feedings, starting solids, weaning (either baby-led, parent-led, or for medical reasons), and any other questions you have that deserve a personalized plan, but don’t require a full lactation visit. These visits do not include a pre- and post-feeding weight and are for families who do not have concerns about weight gain. If you or your doctor are concerned that your baby is not gaining weight well please contact us for a full infant feeding visit.
Community Lactation Appointments ($35 per person with pre-registration, $45 per person Drop-In Rate): These twice-monthly appointments are the best of both worlds! Personalized attention from our IBCLCs to focus on your lactation and infant feeding questions, all while in a group setting with additional peer-to-peer support available. Whether you want an expert’s advice on getting the best latch possible, need quick help setting up your pump, have weaning questions, or just want the reassurance that everything’s on track for success, these appointments provide a lower-cost option with our IBCLCs by your side. Community Lactation support is available on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 1 to 3 p.m. (beginning Oct. 16). Preregister online here to save money, or drop-in as needed for an additional fee. (Note: Community Lactation is available anytime during the open hours, and interested clients are welcome to come anytime during that period; however, the Community Lactation Clinic closes promptly at 3 p.m.).
We also offer Free Infant Weight Checks each Wednesday, before and after our New Parents Hangout where you can leave feeling confident about your progress or know it's time to schedule a visit for more follow-up.
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Payment & Insurance
Payment is due at the time of service. Check, cash, PayPal and all major credit cards are accepted. After your visit you will be provided with a detailed, coded "superbill" that you can submit to your insurance company. While many insurance companies do cover lactation care, we cannot guarantee our services will be covered by your particular insurance carrier. Please check with your plan or account provider to understand your options or call us at (919) 864-8361 to see how we can help.