Preparing for Your Visit With Jennifer Sokolow, IBCLC

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Tips to help your visit go smoothly:

  • Try not to have baby either totally starving or having just finished a large feeding at our appointment time—in either case it can be difficult to get them latched on. Ideally, baby would be ready to eat about 30 minutes after I arrive so we can talk first, but of course babies aren’t always predictable! I can be flexible. If you need to give your baby a small feeding before I get there, that’s fine.
 
  • I will weigh your baby on my specialized scale at the beginning of the visit.
    • Please have baby naked except for a diaper before I arrive (you can wrap them in a blanket to stay warm) so I can weigh them right away.
    • I will need a flat space available for the baby scale (can be a table or the floor as long as it’s flat and stable).
    • Have a clean dry diaper (whatever kind your baby wears) and a burp cloth or small blanket available for me to put on the scale.
 
  •  I follow best practices with regard to hygiene and COVID precautions.
    • I will wash my hands as soon as I arrive and as needed during the visit. Please make soap and towels available.
    • I will wear disposable gloves when touching your baby or you.
    • I am fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID. I’m happy to wear a mask if you request it.
 
  • I’m happy to work wherever you feel most comfortable holding and breastfeeding your baby. If that’s in your bedroom, please have a chair available for me to sit on.
 
  • I love animals, but because they can be unpredictable after a new baby arrives, especially towards strangers, please have your pets in another room when I arrive.
 
  • If possible, it would be very helpful for me to have your WiFi password before the visit.
 

Payment in full is due at the time of visit. I can charge your credit card on file, or I accept Zelle, Venmo, check, or cash.  I will provide you with a superbill you can submit to your insurance.

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