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.


Alison is experienced with and can help with any of the following issues, and more.

  • Breastfeeding hurts
  • You have sore, painful, cracked, bleeding or injured nipples
  • You need guidance with latching and positioning
  • Latching and positioning support is “hands off”, unless “hands on” help is desired and consented clearly and verbally by you
  • You have concerns about your milk supply
  • Your baby is having issues with weight gain
  • You think your baby might have a tongue tie or other Tethered Oral Tissues
  • Using or weaning from a nipple shield
  • Using a supplemental nursing system
  • You want help breastfeeding multiples
  • You have questions about pumping
  • You need help with bottle feeding or getting your baby to take a bottle
  • Questions about supplementing with expressed breastmilk or formula
  • You need support with exclusively pumping
  • Your baby is struggling with colic or reflux
  • Going back to work
  • Starting solid foods
  • Weaning

Or perhaps you feel like breastfeeding is going well, but you have questions and would like an assessment and reassurance that breastfeeding is working for you and your baby.  We are happy to support you and your breastfeeding goals, wherever you are in your breastfeeding journey.

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.  We can usually arrange for your private lactation visit to happen within a day or two of when you reach out to schedule your consult.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out for help at any time.

Alison can be reached at or feel free to call or text 585-451-9968 to set up your consult.

What to Expect

These visits typically last about an hour and a half to two hours, 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.

What happens during a visit:

  • History of mother and baby as they pertain to breastfeeding
  • Pre-feeding and post-feeding weights to determine milk transfer
  • Oral exam and suck assessment of your infant(s)
  • 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
  • Judgement-free guidance and education to help you make informed feeding decisions that are right for you
  • Referrals to providers in our area as needed for body work, physical or feeding therapies or oral restrictions
  • Lactation report sent to your and your baby’s care provider(s)
  • Follow up support
  • Return visits 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: $90

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.