Consultations

In-person

During a standard consultation, I identify those factors that are unique to your situation and will affect your breastfeeding. These factors can include anatomy, condition, behaviour, the pregnancy and the birth. Each consultation will be long enough for me to observe a feed and to answers all your questions. In addition to identifying the cause and solutions for potential problems, I will help you to better understand your baby’s language, which will help you to better address her needs.

Based on our meeting, I will help you make a tailored plan, which addresses your specific concerns. Each plan focuses on achieving effective feeds with the best possible interaction between you and your baby. Consultations will not only help you to immediately (better) understand your breastfeeding situation but will also help you to save time and create more balance in the longer term.

Prenatal

A prenatal consultation is intended for parents who want to prepare themselves for breastfeeding in an individual setting rather than through a course. This may simply be a preference or due to special circumstances, for instance a (negative) past experience with breastfeeding or breast surgery.

Gain knowledge and support to ensure that you feel to breastfeed your baby with confidence. We look at the things you can do to help you and your baby at the onset. We can address your specific questions, and I will provide you with the information you need to create your personal lactation plan.

Phone or video call

A phone consultation is always possible for any questions you may have. However, certain issues – specifically regarding latching and certain pain complaints – may require personal observation, in which case a face-to-face consultation can offer more tailored advice.

If you don’t have access to meet me in person a consultation may still be possible by taking advantage of communication tools such as FaceTime, Zoom or Whatsapp. Many years of experience, combined with little video clips and/or live footage, enable me to offer advice even to people abroad. Aside from breastfeeding issues, we can discuss more general issues regarding your baby’s wellbeing during their first year.

Not sure what kind of appointment suits you? Please use the mail button.

If you are unable to book an appointment, you can contact one of these colleagues.

Existing clients who need a follow up can send me an email

Denise van Mulkom – denisevanmulkom.nl
Trudy van der Helm – borstvoedingspraktijksloterplas.nl 
Sanne Koeman – sannekoemanlactatiekundige.nl Amstelveen
Ineke van Straeten – inekevanstraeten.nl 
Marieke van Luin – mamma-minds.nl 
Nina en Annelies – deboezemvriend.nl
Marianna Jonasse – MarianneJonasse.nl (Weesp, IJburg en Diemen)
Mirjam Treffers en Mirjam Diehl  – mirlactatiekundige.nl

 

Coordination with other caregivers and healthcare providers

Over the years, I have built a large network of care professionals with whom I collaborate (after consulting with you) to provide the best possible care. It is common practice to consult with paediatricians, osteopaths, speech therapists, dieticians and physiotherapists when necessary.

Prices

Home consultation                                     €150,-


Consultancy at the practice                      €90,-


Skype/phone consultation                        €1,50 per minute


You will receive an invoice after each consultation by mail.
I am a member of the Dutch society of Lactation Consultants. Number: 01295

Insurance

Most health insurances plans cover lactation consultations partially or completely if you have opted for additional cover. Breastfeeding aids and express machines may also be covered. The best thing to do is to check with your own health insurance before meeting with me; sometimes the health insurance will only refund incurred costs when you have been referred by a general practitioner, midwife or the consultation bureau.

More information is available on zorgwijzer.nl/vergoeding/lactatiekundige.

Why make an appointment?
  • Latching problems
  • Pain
  • Over- or underproduction
  • Passive drinking behaviour / lengthy feeds
  • Exhaustion mother and / or baby
  • Breast infections
  • Premature births
  • Refusing to bottle feed
  • Problems with expressing
  • General concern about the process
  • Excessive crying
  • Sleep issues
  • Insufficient growth or weight gain
  • Ineffective feeding habits
  • Reflux
  • Weaning off nipple guards
  • Combining breastfeeding and work
  • Reducing and stopping breastfeeding