Advanced Pediatrics

100 East Street SE, Suite 301

Vienna, VA 22180
(P) 703.938.5555

(F) 703.319.8580



LACTATION SERVICES



Lactation Consultant services include Prenatal Breast Feeding Classes,​ postnatal lactation consults, Mothers Nursing Groups, and weight checks. Services are offered to patients and non-patients of Advanced Pediatrics and billed to insurance plans when coverage is available. Consultations can be obtained during regular doctor's visits and/or specifically scheduled appointments with our lactation consultant, Lori Schubert who is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).


So What is involved in a Lactation Consultation?


  • Evaluation of infant feeding techniques
  • Maternal breast exam and evaluation of milk production
  • Oral exam of the infant
  • Observed feeding with tips offered in a non-threatening manner
  • Pre and post-feeding weight checks to ensure adequate milk transfer
  • Nutritional analysis of breast milk as needed to confirm adequate protein and fat content in maternal milk supply, particularly important for infants  slow to gain weight
  • Development of an individualized care plan for mother and baby
  • Scheduling of appropriate follow-up in person or via telephone
  • Services billed to insurance as able


Other Services include:


Pump rental & purchase advice,  nursing bra fitting, referrals for tongue ties and other special needs, pumping strategies for mother's returning to work or bottle feeding, newborn care advice and help with sleep training when appropriate.