Birthing with Confidence
Jaimie Zaki, LPN, IBCLC, Doula
Wichita Falls, Texas
Telehealth Lactation Consult | In Home Lactation Consults
Insurance Covered Lactation Support
Lactation Consultant Wichita Falls
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 can be hard, but I'm here to help! You can love breastfeeding!
Insurance Covered Lactation Consults Wichita Falls & Telehealth
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 up to 6 breastfeeding support visits including prenatal and postpartum visits in home, in office, or virtually.
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, Anthem PPO, Humana (non military), PNOA, Multiplan, Tricare East, (and a few others not listed!)
While not every health plan is working directly with Jaimie Zaki and Little Bear Lactation, most plans will reimburse you for any out of pocket lactation expenses. If your insurance is not working with Jaimie, you can contact them to request a special coverage exception / gap exception. You will also receive a Superbill to submit for possible reimbursement of your visit fee.
If you have TRICARE West or Medicare, you will not be covered and are unlikely to be reimbursed for a consult with Jaimie. As a courtesy, Little Bear Lactation offers a 15% Tricare or Medicare Discount.
You must be able to provide your insurance information/card to verify eligibility.
Book Lactation Consultation Now!
You can book a telehealth visit, office visit, or in-home visit for breastfeeding help now!
Click Here to check your insurance coverage.
If you have TRICARE or Medicare or plan to self-pay, skip this step.
Click on the appointment type you prefer, find an available date and time that works for your schedule and submit the appointment request. Your spot will be held for 72 hours.
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 are not approved through TLN, you may book at the cash price with a 5% courtesy discount.
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.
My Insurance isn't working with you, what should I do?
If your insurance is not currently working with Little Bear Lactation, you have a few options.
Apply for Gap Coverage or a Special Exceptions
You can contact your insurance company to see if they cover any lactation consultants in the area. If they don't have options available for you, you may be able to request a special exception or gap coverage where they pre-approve you to work with an out of network provider with the agreement they will pay. If you are making this request, please let me know so I can provide the best contact information for them to connect with me if necessary.
Flex Spending Accounts and Health Care Savings Accounts can be used toward lactation care!
Even if you do not get a special exception, you may be able to submit your superbill to your insurance company for reimbursement. Doing this requires you to pay in full up front, however, you may receive a full or partial reimbursement from your insurance company to cover your lactation care.
Medicare participants will enjoy a 15% Self Pay Discount.
Please see below for more information on booking a Self-Pay Lactation Consultation.
Self-pay Breastfeeding Support
*Fees current as of March 2023, Fees are subject to change at any time without notice.
Lactation Consult Fees
In Person - Currently Unavailable
Telehealth - $125
Initial Breastfeeding Postpartum
In Home - $225
In Office - $195
Telehealth - $150
In Home $175
In office/Telehealth - $125
Travel fees apply to all clients except those referred to Jaimie Zaki by The Lactation Network (TLN)
If you used the "Check my Coverage" tool from this website, you may be subject to a travel fee.
Current Travel Limit is 20 miles from Jaimie Zaki's Residence
For Home Visits outside of this travel limit will be as follows
1-15 miles = $15
16-25 miles = $25
26 - 40 miles = $40
41 - 50 miles = $50
51 -60 miles = $60
61+ miles = $85
Cancellations/No Show Policies
For all clients, including self pay and insurance covered!
A $50 cancellation/no show fee will be assessed on all appointments cancelled less than 24 hours in advance and no shows beyond 15 minutes after appointment start time. A valid Credit Card Number will be required to reserve your appointment slot. This will NOT be charged unless your appointment is cancelled without sufficient notice or you do not show up to your appointment. If you are a self-pay client your card will be charged at the time of your appointment
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 above 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 special exception lactation coverage, and considering self-pay options including FSA/HSA.
Jaimie Zaki is now accepting TRICARE East Clients!
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. Telehealth option is always available and home-office visits will be available soon!
Service area includes Wichita Falls, Burkburnett, Iowa Park.
Travel Fees May Apply.