Many times we hear feedback that IBCLC visits cost “too much” or the fees are “ridiculous.” When you are used to using insurance for medical attention sometimes these fees can seem high, especially if there isn’t a great understanding of what IBCLCs actually do.
We already talked about WHY you should hire an IBCLC….now let’s talk about what you “get for the money.” With Metropolitan Breastfeeding’s consultants, this fee for service entitles you to:
Tell me more about this insurance issue….
Although the Affordable Care Act made strides to provide coverage for lactation services, it is still very hit or miss depending on your insurance. Some plans cover services fully, while others require pre-authorization or other arrangements. The best thing for you to do is always contact your insurance provider for details.
Our website has a great FAQ section that discusses help with insurance reimbursement.
So….is it worth it?
When you consider many of the items that you purchase for your infant, from strollers to carseats, clothing to toys, think about how these compare to paying for expert care from an IBCLC. Meeting your breastfeeding goals is our priority, and that is worth every penny.