Lunabelle Lactation Services
Medela Lactina Breast pump rental services currently available. Please email for more info.
Most clients begin with a telephone/email consultation. If your question can be resolved with a conversation or a referral to a community resource, then there is no charge (so don’t be afraid to call!). If you prefer to chat online, drop an email and include your WeChat ID.
If your concern cannot be resolved with a phone chat, a visit to your home or hospital room is often the most effective next step. The initial session usually takes approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours to complete*.
Home/Hospital Consultation + Follow-Up Phone Calls- 1000 rmb
Lactation consultation session includes:
-Discussing your short-term and long-term breastfeeding goals
-Taking a prenatal, birth, and feeding history.
-Weigh the baby before and after feed to gauge milk intake
-Check baby for any oral restrictions (such as tongue tie or lip tie)
-A feeding assessment, where the consultant carefully and critically observes the baby's feeding cues, behaviors, and response to the feeding, as well as the ability to transfer milk – a complex, integrated activity.
-Work with mother and baby to achieve a comfortable and sustainable latch
-Documenting the findings and composing a summary of the plan agreed upon by the mother and the consultant, which includes any referrals to other care providers and support services.
-Help with setting up and using a breast pump properly, including sizing mom for correct flange size if necessary
-Carefully answering any lingering questions the parents may have.
-Creating a care plan document together with a written copy given to the mother and confirming any follow-up arrangements.
-Writing a summary and communication with pertinent health care providers if necessary.
-Helping families feel more secure and confident in managing needs with practical tools and non-judgmental, empathetic support
*Appointment times vary depending on your needs and the readiness of the baby to show us how s/he is breastfeeding.
In an ideal world, every community in the country would have qualified breastfeeding professionals to deal with the more complex situations that arise. We realize this is often not the case for the families we support in China and around the world. We offer this service to families who have certain types of breastfeeding problems that they cannot address within their community.
Video Conference + Follow-Up phone calls- 700 rmb
Most mothers can expect to have breastfeeding go just fine, without needing the expertise of a lactation consultant. During a prenatal breastfeeding consultation, we discuss your goals and expectations of breastfeeding, your worries and develop a plan for how to address any specific concerns or challenges you may face. We also discuss some tips, tricks, and strategies for getting breastfeeding off to a good start. Think of this like a private breastfeeding class.
Prenatal Consultation + Follow-Up phone calls- 500 rmb
Home Consultation + Follow-Up Phone Calls- 1000 rmb
Video Conference + Follow-Up Phone Calls- 700 rmb
Prenatal Consultation + Follow-Up Phone Calls- 500 rmb
Home visits may have a higher cost based on distance
Lactation Consultation coverage is covered by many international health insurance companies. We can help prepare a letter to your insurance company for your claim if you let us know in advance
*If the fees are a barrier for seeking support from a Lunabelle lactation consultant, please let us know. We are committed to supporting breastfeeding families and we can discuss alternative arrangements for payment.