Janet Mannion, RN, BSN, IBCLC – Jan is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a registered nurse. She worked at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta in the Newborn Nursery and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for 24 years before becoming a hospital based lactation consultant. For the past 13 years, she has worked as a lactation consultant at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Her roles have included Family Care Center and NICU inpatient rounds, outpatient consults, teaching breastfeeding and other Family Care Center classes. She began the hospital’s monthly family support group, Baby Dayz. Jan teaches in the EPIC program of the AAP, providing breastfeeding education in medical offices and communities. Jan is a member of ILCA, International Lactation Consultant Association and CAPPA, Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association.
"I believe in the proven benefits of breastmilk for a baby’s growth and development and the rewards of a successful, happy breastfeeding experience. It is a privilege to provide you and your baby with loving lactation care so that you and your baby will love your lactation experience."
An initial lactation consult may help you if your breastfeeding experience is not going as you expected and you need guidance and support. Lactation services may help you with:
- Painful breastfeeding
- Low milk supply
- Oversupply or overactive letdown
- Baby has slow weight gain or weight loss
- Assess tongue and lip ties
- Nipple damage
- Pumping and flange sizing
What I Will Do For You
- Take a brief history of your pregnancy, labor and postpartum and what has occurred prior to the consult
- Observe a feeding and help to resolve any concerns such as sore nipples or difficult latch
- Weigh your baby before and after feedings to assess milk transfer
- Discuss and provide you with a written care plan
- Send a letter to your pediatrician
- Provide a superbill that you file with your insurance company for reimbursement
- Provide follow up care as needed
Preparing for your appointment
Forms required for your initial consult are:
(You may download or complete at time of consult)
We will go over these during your consult.
Plan feedings prior to your appointment so your baby will be hungry, awake when we meet.
Services and Pricing
Initial Office Lactation Consult
Initial Home Lactation Consult
During this visit, I will listen to and review your medical history and birth story. An assessment of your baby’s oral anatomy and your breasts will be done. I will observe a feeding to check positioning and latch, suck/swallow coordination and milk transfer. A pre and post feeding weight will be done and I will problem solve any concerns. You will receive and we will discuss a written feeding plan.
Follow Up Office Lactation Consult
Back to Work Consult
Are you returning to the workplace after being at home with your baby and unsure of how to balance work, breastfeeding, pumping and maintain your milk supply? We will discuss a working/feeding/pumping plan and how to be successful with it.
Breastfeeding Support Group
Whether you are expecting a baby or have already delivered, support and encouragement is very important. Individual lactation consults will not be done at this time, but education and support will be offered to put you on the path to meet your unique breastfeeding goals.
Now accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield, Anthem, and Cigna Insurance.
Payment is due at the appointment. You may use your Flexible or Health Spending Account, debit/credit cards, check or cash. A superbill will be provided to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Insurance reimbursement is not guaranteed but most companies provide lactation services.
If possible, please call, text or email within 12 hours if you need to reschedule or cancel.
Please note that due to Covid-19, masks are required during the consult I follow all current CDC guidelines for healthcare workers.