Private Breastfeeding Consultations – Lactation Consultant

We know that breastfeeding can be challenging, especially in the early days and weeks at home with your new baby.   The good news is that nearly all breastfeeding problems have solutions with the right help, support and guidance.   We welcome you to reach out to us at or call or text Alison Spath, IBCLC at 585-451-9968.

Please reach out if you are dealing with breastfeeding issues pertaining to:

  • Sore, painful, cracked, bleeding or injured nipples
  • Latching and positioning
  • Milk supply
  • Weight gain
  • Multiples
  • Pumping, bottle feeding
  • Colic, reflux

Or perhaps you feel like breastfeeding is going well, but you have questions about any or all of  the above and would like an assessment and reassurance that breastfeeding is working for you and your baby.

We can help and are happy to meet with you in a private setting, either in your home or at Beautiful Birth Choices, 681 Winton Rd. North, Rochester NY 14609.

We understand that issues related to breastfeeding feel urgent.  Alison can often arrange for your private lactation visit to happen on the same day you call or the following day, including weekends and all holidays.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out for help at any time.

What to Expect

These visits typically last about an hour to an hour and a half, but there are generally no time constraints for your meeting.  We will do our best to work together to arrange a time to meet that works best for you and your family and will stay until all your questions have been answered.

During our visit we’ll cover:

  • History of mother and baby as they pertain to breastfeeding.
  • Pre-feeding and post-feeding weights to determine milk transfer.
  • Thorough evaluation of feeding, latch and positioning
  • Answers to your questions.
  • Kind, compassionate, confidential and respectful support.
  • A care plan that addresses your breastfeeding goals, your needs and your baby’s needs
  • Referrals to providers in our area as needed for body work, physical or feeding therapies or oral restrictions.
  • Follow up support via phone, text or email.
  • Return visit as needed/desired.

Your visit will be with Alison Spath, IBCLC.  Alison is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, a former La Leche League Leader in Rochester and the mother of three breastfed children.  Alison has been supporting breastfeeding mothers in the greater Rochester area since 2008.

We are committed to bringing you kind and caring support as well as accurate and up-to-date breastfeeding information.  We are honored to serve you and your family and are delighted to help you reach your breastfeeding goals.


Initial Consult: $140 in your home, $125 at our location

Follow up consults: $70 in home, $60 at BBC

Travel outside Monroe county: Additional $25

Charges for our lactation services can be paid with cash, check or credit/debit card.  We can provide you with a receipt for your insurance for possible reimbursement.

More Breastfeeding Support

We also offer an Introduction to Breastfeeding class for expecting families and a Breastfeeding Cafe for nursing and pregnant mothers.

If you’re not sure about the kind of support you need or if you would like to find out more about our private breastfeeding consultations, we welcome you to reach out to us at or call or text Alison Spath at 585-451-9968.