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Virtual Lactation Consultant provides insurance covered online breastfeeding support via telehealth care

Virtual Lactation Consultation

Online Breastfeeding Help from Anywhere in the USA

Insurance Covered Virtual Breastfeeding Help
Available Now!

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What is a Virtual Lactation Consultant?

A virtual lactation consultant is an IBCLC that meets with mothers online via HIPAA Compliant video chat platform, where a lactation consultant reviews your health history, baby's health history, breastfeeding challenges and helps you create a breastfeeding plan to work toward achieving your breastfeeding goals. 

Virtual Lactation Consultants can help with most breastfeeding issues, just like an in-home or in-office breastfeeding consultant can.


Breastfeeding Services Virtual Lactation Consultants help with include, but are not limited to: 

  • Prenatal Lactation Consults / Private Breastfeeding Classes 

  • Postpartum Breastfeeding Consults to check latch 

  • Breastfeeding Troubleshooting 

    • Sore Nipples ​

    • Bad Latch / Painful Latch 

    • Slow infant weight gain 

    • Low Milk Supply / Oversupply 

    • Engorgement, Clogged Ducts, Mastitis 

    • Suspected Tongue Tie 

    • Introducing Bottles 

    • Pumping Schedules 

    • Returning to Work

Benefits of Virtual Breastfeeding Support Include:

  • The option for quality breastfeeding support from the comfort of home, regardless of the local IBCLC availablilty 

  • Breastfeeding Support for families in remote areas without local lactation support 

  • Parents experience empowerment and deeper understanding of challenges and solutions as they take a more active role during the consult assisting the LC with oral exams, feeding exams, etc. 

  • Often available sooner than in-person breastfeeding support 

  • Typically covered by insurance

While Virtual Lactation Consults are a wonderful option, there are some challenges that can come with online breastfeeding help. 


Things that might help your virtual consult run smoother are a good internet connection, good lighting, a charged battery on the device you use, an extra set of hands to help adjust phone/tablet/computer for better angles if IBCLC needs a better view of latch/feeding skills. 

Because it is not possible for me to do a pre/post feed weight, if you have an infant scale available, it could be helpful during our visit. A list of recent weights from pediatrician is very important and helpful as well. While it is not expected or recommended for all parents, if you are dealing with infant weight loss / slow weight gain issues, you might consider renting a scale from a local DME (Durable Medical Equipment) provider. These rentals are often covered by insurance, and can help us better track your baby's progress. 


Depending on the nature of your breastfeeding challenges, the IBCLC may refer you to other providers for hands on care including a local Chiropractor, ENT, Pediatric Dentist, Physical Therapist, Speech Therapist, Etc. 


Whether you're in the third trimester of pregnancy and looking for a private breastfeeding class, or recently welcomed your new baby and are seeking breastfeeding help, you can access quality breastfeeding support from home, no matter where you're located, by booking a Virtual Lactation Consult with Jaimie Zaki, IBCLC. 

Meet Jaimie Zaki, IBCLC

Virtual Lactation Consultant Jaimie Zaki IBCLC offers insurance covered online breastfeeding help via telehealth

Jaimie has been working in healthcare since 2011 as a nursing assistant, nurse, birth doula, and Lactation Consultant. Jaimie is a former volunteer La Leche League Leader and mother of four. 

Jaimie's mission as a lactation consultant is to help mothers follow their instincts as they intuitively parent their children, starting with the decisions they make during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Jaimie's goal is to inspire you to feel confident during your breastfeeding journey. If you need help breastfeeding, whether it's common challenges or more complex feeding issues, Jaimie is eager to walk by your side, holding the lamp, and helping you navigate the twists and turns. 


Book Your Virtual Lactation Consultation

Please carefully read these direction for booking your virtual lactation consultation

Little Bear Lactation offers a discount for Medicaid and TRICARE West beneficiaries. 

If your insurance is not working with Jaimie, you can use the self-pay option or use your FSA/HSA card. Jaimie will provide you with a Superbill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement. It is recommended that you contact your insurance company to inquire about Gap Coverage or a Special Exception for lactation coverage if you are not covered to see if they will preauthorize coverage for your visit anyway. Please let Jaimie Zaki know if you need any help during that process. 


Step 1 

Click Here to check your insurance coverage with The Lactation Network (TLN)
If you have TRICARE or Medicare or plan to self-pay, skip this step

Step 2 

Scroll down to my availability calendar and find an available date and time that works for your schedule and submit the appointment request. Your spot will be held for 72 hours. If you can not find availability for a Telehealth consult that fits your schedule, feel free to reach out and see if I have any unlisted openings or to get on my cancellation list, to possibly get a time that is more convenient for you 


Please note time-zones! I am located in Central Standard Time Zone.



What to Expect Next!

Within 24 hours (48 hours on weekends and holidays) you will receive an email from Jaimie that will include a Care Consent, Credit Card Authorization, and link to verify insurance coverage through TLN if you haven't already done that. 


If you are not approved through TLN, you may book at the cash price with a 5% courtesy discount. 

All clients are required to submit a signed Care Consent form & Credit Card Authorization before booking their appointment. Your Credit Card on file will NOT be charged, except in accordance with our cancellation policy and financial agreement terms outlined in your Care Consent. Care Consent and Credit Card Authorization must be completed to reserve your appointment. If these forms are not submitted in a timely manner you will lose your appointment reservation. Your credit card will NOT be charged, except in accordance with our Cancellation Policy, Travel Fee Policy, or the time of your visit if you are booking a self-pay appointment. 

After receiving your completed forms and confirming your appointment, Jaimie will send you an email detailing how to prepare for your lactation consultation. 



If you put your TRICARE information into the "check my coverage" tool with TLN it will show up as denied, however, Jaimie Zaki is certified with TRICARE.


TRICARE East clients will be fully covered for telehealth lactation services.


TRICARE West Clients will be provided a discount along with a Superbill to apply for possible insurance reimbursement. 

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Self Pay Rates for Virtual Lactation Consultations

Prenatal Lactation Consultation 

Self Pay = $125 

Postpartum Initial Consultation

Self Pay = $150 

Postpartum Follow Up 

Self Pay = $125 

*These rates are subject to change at anytime without notice. 

Have any other questions about booking your online breastfeeding support visit with Jaimie Zaki, IBCLC? 

If you have any questions about telehealth breastfeeding support not answered on this page, please contact Jaimie Zaki now! Please allow 48 hours for a response. Thank you! 

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