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  1. #1
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    Default LC Question

    Okay - well I am ready to call in reinforcements (otherwise known as an LC ). I have left a message with my LLL but I thought I would post here too. I was told (through my LLL) of two local hospitals that provide LC services, but here are my questions:

    1. My insurance doesn't cover an LC (I am sure the rep thought I had lost my mind after I started crying when she said they didn't cover one) - anyone know approximately how much it costs?

    2. Do I go to them or do they come to me?

    3. Is there a way - other than going through a hospital - that I can connect with a LC for help?

    Things are getting better but I just want someone to come and answer some questions and make sure my lo and I are doing everything right. It seems silly though - this is #3, you would think that I would have the hang of this by now. I know it has only been 5 weeks (yea - I have made it for 5 weeks!!) but we still have about one feeding every other day that sends me into tears.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: LC Question

    ohio leaders in that area are awsome...
    They should be able to answer all of your questions.

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    Default Re: LC Question

    I know an IBCLC in our area who charges about $100 for a home visit that is usually a couple of hours in length. If they are through hospitals, they may or may not do home visits. Your local LLLeader may know of an IBCLC not connected with a hospital. You could also call your local WIC office. Ours employs several IBCLCs and might know of someone who does private practice.
    DS 1/2006 9 lb. 2 oz. 22 in.
    DD 10/2008 8 lb, 2 oz. 20 in.

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    http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/s...a/l/lactation/

    this is a great place to start with.

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    Default Re: LC Question

    1. Some charge $50 or less, some charge upwards of $100 per hour. You can always explain your situation and see if the IBCLC would be willing to work with you on the cost. Some do even have sliding scale fees. It never hurts to ask!

    2. You can find IBCLCs who do both. If you choose a hospital based IBCLC, chances are you will need to go to her.

    3. Yes! Start with this site: http://http://gotwww.net/ilca/ Type in your zip code and you'll get a list of IBCLC in your area. I tried zip code 45201 and got quite a few hits. Call around and hopefully you'll find someone who meets your needs!

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