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Breastfeeding Help in Wichita Falls, Texas and surrounding areas 

Virtual Breastfeeding Support from anywhere

Lactation Consulting

Now Offering

Prenatal Lactation Consults
Back-to-Work Breastfeeding Consulting 
Postpartum Breastfeeding Help 
In Person & Virtual Lactation Consults

Breastfeeding Classes  


Covered By Insurance!

 

Meet Jaimie Zaki, LPN, IBCLC

Jaimie Zaki is a Licensed Practical Nurse, Birth Doula, Birth Photographer, and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Jaimie is a military wife and mother of four, passionate about supporting families as they prepare to welcome their new babies. 

 

Jaimie began her journey supporting new mothers as a La Leche League Leader in 2016 after her own challenging breastfeeding experience with her first baby. That journey led Jaimie to pursue her Certified Breastfeeding Specialist certificate and eventually to seek training and certification as an IBCLC. 

Jaimie and her family moved to Wichita Falls, Texas in 2021 and she has been providing pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding support to families in Wichita Falls, Texas, Lawton, OK, Decatur, Texas and the surrounding areas. 

Jaimie offers in person breastfeeding help to families in the Wichita Falls area and can provide Virtual Breastfeeding Support for families in need outside of her local region. 

If you pregnant and planning to breastfeed or currently navigating breastfeeding challenges, Jaimie is here to help you achieve your personal breastfeeding goals. 

Breastfeeding Support helps baby achieve better latch, breastfeeding mother joyful that IBCLC helped her achieve deep latch in football hold position

Breastfeeding can be hard, but I'm here to help! You can love breastfeeding!

Wichita Falls Texas Lactation Consultant Jaimie Zaki poses with Breast Model while teaching virtual breastfeeding class

Common Questions about Breastfeeding Support with Jaimie 

What is a Lactation Consultant? What is an IBCLC? 

A lactation consultant is someone who helps women reach their breastfeeding goals. The term "lactation consultant" can describe anyone in any roll who supports breastfeeding, regardless of education and credentialling.  An IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) is a professional who has attended 90 credits of Lactation Specific Education, achieved 1000 hours of Breastfeeding Support Training (depending on pathway), and passed an International Board Exam for Lactation Consultants. IBCLCs are considered the "gold standard" in lactation support, and continue their lactation education through regular training, workshops, etc.  

Who should work with a Lactation Consultant? 

Anyone who plans on breastfeeding! I highly recommend any mother who plans to breastfeed hires a lactation consultant prenatally to create a base knowledge for breastfeeding, and to create a personalized Breastfeeding Plan to help achieve her goals. Postpartum, many women find themselves facing a variety of breastfeeding challenges, some normal, some more complex. These women usually benefit from working closely with a skilled lactation professional to identify the breastfeeding concerns and create a personalized breastfeeding care plan for addressing those breastfeeding challenges. 

What is "Prenatal Breastfeeding Support" and who should book prenatal breastfeeding visits? 

As mentioned above, prenatal breastfeeding support is a proactive approach pregnant women can take toward preparing to reach their breastfeeding goals. While a prenatal breastfeeding consult does not guarantee you will not face breastfeeding challenges, it can help you anticipate common challenges and create a plan for overcoming them. It's also a great way to assess your risk of certain breastfeeding challenges based on medical history. 

Prenatal breastfeeding consults are not just for first time moms either! Experienced mothers who struggled with breastfeeding in the past can benefit from prenatal breastfeeding help to understand what might have been the problem last time, and learn how to manage it or avoid it next time! 

What happens during a lactation consult? 

Before your lactation consult you will receive questionnaires and contracts that can seem very tedious but are very important. By thoroughly reviewing and filling out your pre-consult paperwork, you can ensure we are both well prepared for your visit. You will be asked to describe your breastfeeding goals, concerns, challenges, questions, and you will be asked questions about your medical history and your baby's medical and birth history. 

During the visit, we will begin by reviewing your goals and concerns. I will assess your baby's oral function, weight, feeding skills, and the condition of your breasts as needed. We will then work together to create a plan for overcoming the problems we identify. You will be encouraged to plan a follow up visit to ensure we are making progress toward your goals and so we can re-evaluate the care plan as needed. I will also make referrals and recommendations to other providers as needed, as well as send a copy of your chart to your OB/Pediatrician as needed. 

How does virtual breastfeeding help work? 

Many families who need breastfeeding support are in an area where they either do not have access to a private lactation consultant due to regional constraints, or the local lactation support is not affordable. Virtual Breastfeeding Help is a great option to bring resources to families who need them, despite geographical or financial barriers. 

Virtual Breastfeeding Support relies on clear communication between parents and the lactation provider. While Virtual Breastfeeding Support is not quite the same as troubleshooting breastfeeding in person, there is a lot we can still uncover and resolve virtually. The best part of virtual breastfeeding support is that parents take a very active role in their lactation care. 

Virtual Breastfeeding Support is fantastic for routine breastfeeding support like Prenatal Breastfeeding Visits, Back-to-work Breastfeeding Support, and Weaning Support. 

When you make your appointment for Virtual Breastfeeding Support you will be sent a calendar invite and link for your call. Please arrive to the call about 5 minutes early to make sure any technical issues are resolved so the appointment can run efficiently. 

How much does a lactation consultant cost? 

The cost of breastfeeding support varies based off regional location, provider experience, education, and more. Our Current Breastfeeding Support Self-Pay rates are listed below. 

Do you take insurance for lactation consulting? 

Little Bear Lactation is excited to announce that we are able to provide insurance-covered breastfeeding support. Please use the tool below to find out if your insurance works with us! If your insurance does not work with us at this time, we recommend calling your insurance to advocate for lactation coverage, and considering self-pay options. If self-pay options are not an option for you, you may consider applying for our pro-bono lactation support program (details listed below). 

Note: At the current time, Tricare is not working with Little Bear Lactation, however we have hopes of that changing very soon. If you are an Active Duty in need of private breastfeeding support, please contact me directly to learn more about how I can still support you. 

What region do you offer in person breastfeeding support? 

I am currently offering a limited amount of in-home breastfeeding support visits in the Wichita Falls, Texas area, including Sheppard Air Force Base. 

Service area includes Wichita Falls, Burkburnett, Iowa Park. For locations more than 25 miles from provider, travel fee may be added to visit fee. 

"Jaimie literally saved my breastfeeding relationship... I recommend Jaimie to all my new mom friends, even before their baby is born!"

- Alana

Yes! We offer insurance covered Breastfeeding Support!

The Affordable Care Act ensures that lactation support and breastfeeding care are covered by health insurance. Unfortunately, there are still many insurance programs that make insurance coverage for lactation support challenging and unattainable. Most of the insurance plans listed below will cover 6 breastfeeding support visits including prenatal and postpartum visits in home or virtually. 

 

Please use the button below to check if your insurance plan is working with Little Bear Lactation.

 

✔️ Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO 

✔️ Anthem PPO

✔️ Aetna PPO 

✔️ Providers Network of America

(If your insurance card says PNOA on the front or back you should be covered!)

✔️ Multiplan 

Have another insurance plan not listed? Use the "Check My Coverage" tool anyway!

We may have added new partners before updating the website!  

About 90 minutes after using this tool, you should find out if you are pre-approved for up to 6 Breastfeeding Support visits. If you are pre-approved, you can schedule your visit with Jaimie directly, or Jaimie will reach out within 24 hours to schedule your appointment. 

Chek Coverage
Self-pay Breastfeeding Support 

When you book your self-pay visit, your visit fee will be due prior to your appointment. 

FSA/HSA Payments are accepted. 

Superbills for insurance reimbursement will be provided for all clients who do not use insurance to pay for their appointment, Jaimie can not guarantee reimbursement for your visit. Please contact your health insurance carrier to get more information on reimbursement for lactation care. 

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please do so no less than 24 hours in advance. 

Sliding scale available for TRICARE beneficiaries and Medicaid participants. 

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