• Our Services

At Tidewater Lactation, our compassionate Lactation Consultant professionals offer multiple services and a variety of products to provide you with the best care for you and your child.

Office Visits, 1 hour, $150

  • A thorough maternal and infant history (prenatal, birth and feeding) will be documented through MilkNotes™.
  • Evaluation of infant oral anatomy and mother’s breasts.
  • Observation and assessment of a feeding, milk expression, baby’s feeding cues and response to feeding, ability to transfer milk, and pre- and post-feeding weights to measure volume of milk intake at the breast (BabyWeigh gram scale is used for accuracy).
  • Documentation of the findings and plan agreed upon by both mother and consultant are written and the report sent to your care providers. Your care plan is made available to you via MilkNotes‘ Parent Portal.
  • Access to the advantages of MilkNotes™ online such as secure messaging with your LC, a view of your personalized care plan, and support documents provided by your LC.

$225 for an Office Consultation after hours/weekends (if available)

Follow Up Consultation, $50-$150

One-on-one visit for established clients with continued breastfeeding difficulties or concerns. Many problems can be solved with one visit, however more challenging problems may require more than one visit. Also changes such as a return to work, milk supply issues, introduction of solids and weaning that develop at a later time and require a follow-up visit. Charges depend on complexity and length of visit.

IBCLC Office Appointment

MilkNotes has been very useful for me. I am able to see what we worked on and discussed at our appointment and review the care plan. This makes it easier and allows my spouse the opportunity be part of this process as well. Being able to [Secure Message] Elizabeth without scheduling an appointment for every question I might have, or even during the night/weekend has been incredibly helpful; especially when I am having trouble feeding my newborn. This is a super awesome tool that I wish every mother and her lactation consultant could use to communicate with each other.” –Haley V.

Virtual Care, up to 1 hour, $150

  • A thorough maternal and infant history (prenatal, birth and feeding) will be documented through MilkNotes™.
  • A limited visual evaluation of infant oral anatomy and mother’s breasts.
  • Observation and assessment of a feeding, milk expression, baby’s feeding cues and response to feeding.
  • A Virtual Visit will not include pre- and post-feeding weights to measure volume of milk intake at the breast.
  • Documentation of the findings and plan agreed upon by both mother and consultant are written and the report sent to your care providers. Your care plan is made available to you via MilkNotes‘ Parent Portal.
  • You will have the same advantages through MilkNotes™ to secure message with your LC as well as access to your personalized care plan and literature provided by your LC.

$225 for a Virtual Visit after hours/weekends (if available)

Extended Visits can incur an additional charge

Please note:

Virtual Care visits are covered by certain Insurances at this time. We accept Tricare, Aetna and Optima for this service. Ask your carrier about coverage.

IBCLC Virtual Care

This type of care is not recommended for all cases. It can be useful for “Out of State/Country”, “Medically unable to leave your house”, or other unique situations. Please understand the limitations of this type of visit.

Pumping Appointment, 1 hour, $150

  • This type of appointment is with the breast pump only. Please be sure to bring the pump including your kit and power cord.
  • A thorough maternal and infant history (prenatal, birth and feeding) will be documented through MilkNotes™.
  • Evaluation of mother’s breasts and ensuring a proper fit of the flanges. Different sized flanges are available as well as soft Flexi-style silicone inserts.
  • Assessment and guidance of proper use to make sure you are getting the full benefit of the pump.
  • Establishing a manageable pumping schedule in relation to building a milk supply either for a NICU baby, a return to work or other circumstance.
  • Documentation of the plan agreed upon by both mother and consultant. Your care plan is made available to you via MilkNotes‘ Parent Portal.
  • Access to the advantages of MilkNotes™ online such as secure messaging with your LC, a view of your personalized care plan, and support documents provided by your LC.

IBCLC Pumping Appointment

Your Pumping Appointment will take up to an hour to complete. By the end of the visit, you will have an understanding of how to operate your breast pump efficiently and how to build and maintain your milk supply.

Home Visits- *Not Currently being offered due to Covid

 •    Measuring and recording weight and a thorough maternal and infant history (prenatal, birth and feeding) will be documented through MilkNotes™.

 •    Evaluation of infant oral anatomy and mother’s breasts.

 •    Observation and assessment of a feeding, milk expression, baby’s feeding cues and response to feeding, ability to transfer milk, and pre- and post-feeding weights to measure volume of milk intake at the breast (BabyWeigh gram scale is used for accuracy).

 •    Documentation of the findings and plan agreed upon by both mother and consultant are written and the report sent to your care providers. Your care plan is made available to you via MilkNotes‘ Parent Portal.

 •    Access to the advantages of MilkNotes™ online such as secure messaging with your LC, a view of your personalized care plan, and support documents provided by your LC.

Add $25 for a Home Visit more than 15 miles from the office.

$275 for a Home Visit after hours/weekends (if available)

Extended Visits (longer than 2 hours) can incur an additional charge

Please note:

A Home visit is not covered by Insurance at this time

IBCLC Home Visit Appointment

Your Home Consultation can last one to two hours depending on your needs and questions. By the end of the visit, you will have practiced the techniques shown to you by your consultant, based on your breastfeeding concerns.

Hospital Grade Pumps

We rent the Ardo Carum, Spectra S3, Ameda Elite, Medela Symphony, Medela Classic, Medela Lactina, and PJ’s Comfort. See our Hospital Grade Rental Page for more info on how to get started with a pump rental.

Pump Rental

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Pumps for Purchase

We currently carry Ardo Calypso, Medela Pump in Style MaxFlow, Motif Luna Rechargeable, Motif Luna Standard, Spectra S1 Plus, Spectra S2 Plus, Spectra 9, Zomee Z2. See our Pumps page for more info.

We offer several options for you to choose from

Nursing & Pumping Apparel

We carry an assortment of approved military uniform breastfeeding t-shirts. Styles/colors include short sleeve in black, white, Navy type III, Navy working, Marine combat, Army operational, and Airman battle/Army combat.

We also carry Rumina and Bravado bras and tanks, ask about a professional fitting.

Nursing Apparel for Purchase

Bra Fitting, $10 *Free with purchase

Let us help you find the perfect fitting bra. Come into the office and we can measure your proper size and you can then try on different styles in both bras and tanks. Recommended for 38 weeks gestation or later as your size will continue to grow. This service is by appointment only.

Weight Checks, $10

If you are concerned about your baby’s weight you can come into the office to use our Babyweigh scale. This is not a consultation with a Lactation Consultant. This service is by appointment only.

Creamatocrit Testing, $25

Curious about how many calories are in your milk? Are you being asked to supplement? We use a centrifuge designed to measure the caloric and fat content of breast milk. Have your milk tested in the office in just minutes. Creamatocrit testing is $25.00 and by appointment only.

Essential Oils available for purchase by bottle, *Prices Vary

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We are a full retail store covering all your needs from replacement pump parts to medical grade gel pads

Other Services

Need to be fitted for a Bra or your breast milk tested?