Average Lactation Consulting Costs

If you’re looking for lactation consulting services in any large city, you might be surprised at high costs of the first lactation consulting visit, which are around $274.

In ~2 hours the certified IBCLC lactation consultant basically makes on the order of $150/hour, but as Cost Examiner finds, there are hidden costs in the preparation work that the consultant has to do, including traveling to your house and writing up a nursing or feeding plan for you.

The right lactation consultant is definitely worth it, reducing the pain that new moms experience with breastfeeding. Simple adjustments in latching and cradling position can make huge improvements in comfort.

The best part is your insurance will often cover some or all of the lactation consulting fee making it a no brainer.

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