Your health and your baby's health are my primary concerns. Without fully developed immune systems of their own, babies depend on the immune factors in human milk. Helping you make milk and helping your baby receive milk is an important way to stay healthy during this season.
Telehealth has been available for the last several years to remote clients. It is now also available for St. Louis area clients. I use a HIPAA-compliant videoconference software that requires no installation.
In-office consultations continue to be available. Especially once baby has arrived, the lactation consultation can be more effective with hands-on support and access to equipment available in office. Clients are not scheduled back-to-back and surfaces are wiped down with disinfectant wipes between clients. I will wear a mask and require my clients (with the exception of infants) to wear a mask as well.
When you receive your intake form for your first appointment, you will have the option to choose in-office or telehealth. Any follow-up appointments will take place in the same way as the first unless requested otherwise.