Consultations

Home consultation

In a typical breastfeeding consultation I take a full clinical history, observe a feed and work on position and attachment, a full physical examination of your baby, weigh baby if needed and answer all your questions.

Based on the findings, I will help you make a tailored plan, which addresses your specific concerns. Advice focuses on achieving effective feeds, creating a good balance and understanding of your baby’s needs.

In addition to nutritional issues, you can also book a home consultation for sleep problems.

A home consultation takes about 90 minutes. I like to be on ‘baby time’, so I don’t like to rush.

Consultation at the practice 

You are welcome to come to my practice in the east of Amsterdam with is part of an integrated medical center. You can expect a cup of tea while you settle on a comfortable sofa. Feel free to bring your partner or anybody else if you want to, and parking nearby is usually no problem.

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.

Remote consultation (zoom or phone)

A phone or video 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.

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                                     € 175


Consultancy at the practice                      € 120


Video or 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