Virtual Lactation Consulting
for families everywhere
Offered in Central Standard Time
Same and next-day consults
Our video consultations can help you answer common questions like:
We’re not sure how much our baby is getting.
Is there a way for me to know?*
Holding my baby while nursing feels awkward.
What positions can I use to make nursing comfortable?
My baby may have a tongue-tie.
How can I breastfeed successfully in our case?
We’re concerned with my baby’s weight.
How can I preserve our breastfeeding relationship while helping my baby gain weight?
I need to rest.
How (and when) can my baby feed in other ways that don’t impact breastfeeding?
My breasts are different (bigger, smaller, have scar tissue, etc.).
Can you help me understand my unique situation?
I’m making too much milk.
Whats the healthiest way for me to reduce my milk production?
...and so many more unique questions!
Services provided in
English & Spanish in CST Time Zone.
$100 USD Basic VIDEO-Consult
Up to 1 hr
This appointment gives time to thoroughly troubleshoot 1-2 issues (i.e. preserving milk supply while healing nipples); can be extended to 1.5-2 hrs if more support is needed for $50 more.
$150 USD-Comprehensive VIDEO-Consult
Up to 1.5 hrs
for thoroughly troubleshooting multiple issues like infant weight, latch, tongue-tie, milk transfer, painful nipples, suck-issues, low milk transfer, etc.
Payment accepted via:
Venmo & Zelle
Breastfeeding issues are
…which is why Breastfeeding Housecalls provides exceptional and timely support via video-consult.
Via a lactation-consult from Breastfeeding Housecalls, clients receive actual coaching on latch and pumping techniques unique to them, as well as guidance for planning and maintaining breastfeeding as long as possible.
Virtual-consults offer this in the comfort of a client’s own space, without needing masks, without the risk of germ-sharing, and at a discounted rate (compared to most in-person support).
What’s needed for a video-consult?
All that is needed is a hungry-ish baby or milk that’s ready to be expressed, a mobile phone (preferred) with a camera, an Internet/Wifi connection, and ideally (though not necessary) an extra set of hands to hold the phone.
If your baby takes a bottle, have one prepared to feed in case it’s needed, or for bottle-feeding teaching. If we’ll be pumping together, make sure your pump parts are ready prior to the consult start.
What happens after I schedule a consult?
After booking your appointment, you’ll receive client portal access to
complete pre-appointment intake
e-forms via email, and a confirmation text prior to your consult start time. Your consult will be performed on doxy.me/breastfeedinghousecalls (no app download is necessary), or via FaceTime or GoogleMeet, if our original connection is glitchy.
Who will you be working with?
All consults are offered in the CST time-zone by Laura María Gruber, IBCLC, an experienced lactation consultant with over 10 years of supporting families in person, and 5+ years of virtual breastfeeding technique coaching.
Laura has worked in San Antonio’s major birthing hospitals and NICUs, and has worked families who birth at home or at birth centers. She has supported infants with differences achieve breastfeeding, and when she identifies the need for developmental support, she makes the proper referrals to helpful programs.
In addition, Laura supports babies with oral restrictions, and understands the importance of oral-motor optimization at the breast. She is very familiar with how birth impacts breastfeeding, and is able to help babies born via all types of scenarios (who may be sore or tight from birth) learn to latch effectively. In addition, when Laura sees that breastfeeding is being impacted by oral restrictions, she refers to licensed providers who can assess, diagnose, and treat when indicated (while lactation consultants can identify features for oral tethers, they cannot diagnose) and provides exceptional pre and post-frenectomy lactation-specific follow-up care to ensure breastfeeding goals are met.
You can get to know Laura better by scheduling her next available appointment!