Prenatal Consult

$200 In-home / In-Office $175
(self pay; FREE if covered by insurance)

I tailor this consult to cover your specific questions, concerns and needs. We will talk about your breastfeeding goals, whether you will need to return to work, if you have any medical issues that may cause problems with breastfeeding. We’ll come up with strategies and a plan to help you get things off to a great start! Support, accurate information, and encouragement sets breastfeeding up for success. This consult is a prefect first step! Consult is about 1.5 to 2 hrs. Dad’s play a very important role in breastfeeding success and is highly encouraged to attend as well!


*Your health history and customize a plan to get breastfeeding off to a good start based on your specific needs

*All the basics of how breasts and milk production work

*Why breastfeeding is so amazingly beneficial for your baby and you

*How to get Breastfeeding off to the best start

*Best techniques on how to position and latch your baby to the breast

*How to know what baby’s hunger cues look like and why it’s so important to recognize them

*How to ensure a good milk supply and maintain your milk supply

*How to know your baby is getting enough

*What to do once you get home from the hospital

*Common first few week issues that may come up and how to handle them

*Info about breastfeeding equipment (pillows, clothes, nipple shields, pumps, etc…) and if they’re needed or not

*How to create breastfeeding support around you

*A nominal travel fee maybe added if your location is outside my general radius.

After your baby is born, GIVE ME A CALL OR SEND A TEXT TO  schedule a Follow-up consult to make sure everything is going well with breastfeeding!


I am in contract through The Lactation Network:
If you have Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois PPO, Cigna PPO, or United Healthcare (most plans) insurance plan?
  • Go ahead and fill out this FORM and Enter: Melissa Schiff as your IBCLC.
  • They will check to see if your insurance will cover our consult!
  • We’ll both receive an email from Lactation Network letting you know if you are covered or not.
  • Go ahead and call /text /email/ or schedule your consult HERE.
  • I’ll contact you when we hear back from Lactation Network!  Note: ANY and ALL insurance claims and payment will go through The Lactation Network not Makana Breastfeeding/ Melissa Schiff, IBCLC.

If you do not have the above insurance plans, the in-home consult will be considered self-pay 

Payment is due at the end of our consultation. Note: $200 for In-Home Prenatal / $175 for In-Office Prenatal / $200 for In-home Follow-up /  $175 for In-Office Follow-up

I can take cash, check, or credit card. I do prefer cash or check which helps me avoid credit card processing fees. I can also take most HSA cards.

I am not in-network with any health insurance companies. I would be considered an out-of-network provider. I do have a professional receipt called a Super Bill (a receipt with medical insurance coding) that I will provide you. I highly recommend submitting to your insurance. There is no guarantee that your insurance company will pay, but it’s worth a try. Please note: it is your responsibility to submit the Superbill receipt to your insurance.

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