Meet with a virtual Lactation Consultant or near Baltimore, MD
A compassionate and knowledgeable partner in your feeding journey.
The miracle of human milk is in its highly-nutritious, protective, and developmentally-supportive properties.
Such properties enhance brain development, digestion, and immune system functioning, that benefit your baby throughout their entire life.
That being said, a family's mental health is of primary importance, which means sometimes formula-feeding or a combination of breast/formula-feeding is the best option for everyone.
Meet with an experienced, non-judgmental, in-person or Virtual Lactation Consultant in Baltimore or Online, for extra support that can make all the difference.
Ask a Lactation Consultant online for professional help to overcome feeding challenges.
Lactation Consultants are certified through an extensive 90-hour education program by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners. After years of extensive experience, a Lactation Consultant's advice extends well beyond helping to solve the most common & unique challenges of feeding your baby.
This includes support, resources, and recommendations for advanced lactation needs, including postpartum mental health, birth defects, baby weight concerns, proper sleep, milk supply, and so on.
Common Lactation Challenges
Reserve Lactation Consultant Services
We welcome all parents at every step of their lactation & feeding journey to find the support, knowledge, and community that they need.
Meet a certified Lactation Consultant in Baltimore, MD, southern PA, DC, or online with The Womb Room.
Sessions are up to 90-minutes online or in-person, depending on your needs, preferences, and location.
Follow-up is offered through additional sessions, email, text, or phone, based on individual needs.
Lactation Support Options:
Lactation & Feeding Basics Class - $125
Most people spend so much time preparing for their birth, they forget to learn what to expect afterwards!
This class helps you get feeding your baby off on the right foot. You'll learn:
- the benefits of breastfeeding/chestfeeding
- how it works
- positions and latching
- your baby's feeding cues
- how to tell if your baby is getting enough milk
- hand expression
- bottle techniques, formula integration (for when/if necessary)
- how to use your breast pump
- resources for challenges, etc.
Virtual Lactation Consultant Session - $199
Up to 90 Minutes of face-to-face, online lactation support.
In-Home Lactation Consultant Session in Baltimore, MD, Southern PA & DC - $299
For advanced support, more than one session or a session bundle is recommended. You can apply your first session towards the bundle price if it is determined more support is needed.
Advanced Lactation Consultation Bundle - $449-549
Lactation & Feeding Class ( $125 Value)
Two 1-on-1 Sessions with Lactation Consultant, in-person or Virtually
$449 for 2 online sessions, or $549 for 1 in-person and 1 online session.
Work with Expert Certified Lactation Consultants & Counselors
Certified Lactation Counselor,
Certified Birth & Postpartum Doula
Head-Doula at The Womb Room
Registered Nurse, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Tethered Oral Tissue Specialist
"Jonelle has a passion to help new and experienced mama’s succeed in their breastfeeding journey. She is incredibly knowledgeable and an expert in her field.
Jonelle genuinely loves babies and goes above and beyond to provide an exceptional experience!"
"She never made me feel bad about my struggles, reassured me that the latch was right, and helped me through the nursing of a very ravenous newborn.
She listened to my concerns, never made me feel rushed, and offered advice in such a compassionate, non-judgemental way."
"Our breastfeeding journey continued to have bumps along the way, but she was always there for us. Her dedication, kindness, and empathy made a huge difference to my transition into motherhood and I am forever grateful. With her help we were able to meet our goals and we are still breastfeeding today at almost 18-months-old!"
We welcome all parents at every step of their journey to find the support, knowledge, and community they need.
Email us for assistance! -- Lactation@WombRoom.Mom.
What does a Lactation Consultant do?
A lactation consultant is a kind of lactation coach, that helps you to prepare for, work through challenging spots, and to get the most out of your breastfeeding adventure.
Here are some common areas of Lactation support:
Breastfeeding support postpartum
Followup support postpartum
Prenatal lactation consultation
Emotional support about lactation
Breastmilk pumping and storage
Latching and baby connection
Weaning and food transitions
Comfortable positions and pain
Maintaining healthy supply
Increasing baby weight
Self-care and sleep
When to see a lactation consultant?
If you're reading the FAQs on a page about professional breastfeeding support, chances are you could benefit from some help! We are sometimes limited by a stigma or sense of guilt or shame about "not doing it right" when in actuality - we are supposed to have wise women around us to help us learn nurturing ways.
If you know there is a problem with your feeding, and you are at your wits end or are feeling concerned, anxious, or depressed about it -- please consider working with a lactation professional to help you!
What is your service area?
Online we help people with virtual lactation consultant services around the country, and sometimes even overseas, through remote video sessions. We also offer digital support through email, phone, and text.
To meet with Lactation Consultants in the Baltimore or DC area, The Womb Room can travel to you. If your Lactation Consultant is further than 30 miles from your house, an additional travel fee may apply for in-person visits.
What is the difference between a Lactation Counselor vs a Consultant?
Lactation Counselors (CLC) and Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) are both breastfeeding specialists that help people with most common breastfeeding concerns.
Lactation Consultants have a much more extensive certification program, in terms of the number of education and clinical hours, exams, and ongoing training requirements for upkeep of the certification.
Because of this additional training and experience, Lactation Counselors are expert at helping families, and are able to help you with advanced lactation needs.
Are lactation consultants covered by insurance?
Due to the patriarchal and profiteering nature of our healthcare system, insurances unfortunately still do not recognize just how necessary and valuable Lactation Consultants are to a thriving family.
We are doing everything we can to make Lactation support accessible and affordable, and look forward to the day that it is recognized as an "essential" service to making sure that babies are off on the right start. While we are not in network with insurance for lacatation services, we provide superbills that allow you to request reimbursement from your insurance companies.
What if I have trouble affording feeding help?
The Womb Room believes that everyone deserves quality lactation support, regardless of their financial situation. This is why we offer a FREE Lactation & Feeding Support Group led by our team of expert Lactation Consultants.
We also work with our clients that need more individualized support, to ensure they have all of the necessary documentation to seek reimbursement from their insurance companies. Contact us if you need help.
Where can I find more online Breastfeeding resources?
For a comprehensive intro to breastfeeding and what to expect, join us for our Monthly Infant Feeding Basics class and weekly Lactation & Feeding Support Group, each led by our expert Lactation Consultants online.
How do I find a Breastfeeding Support Group near me?
If you are in search of an online breastfeeding support group locally wherever you are and you are coming up short, we feel you. Please consider joining us virtually on our online Lactation & Feeding Support Group!
Can I contact a Lactation Consultant first?
Of course! We are happy to help you find the information you need and the services that fit you the best.