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Virtual Breastfeeding Support

Support for your lactation journey

Virtual Breastfeeding Support

Lora Steffie
As a former hospital RN, having worked in the NICU, Labor & Delivery and Postpartum, I knew I wanted more influence over my patients’ care and, thus, became a dual certified Women’s Health and Family Nurse Practitioner. With over 20 years of nursing experience, many of those spent assisting with lactation journeys, I have worked with a myriad of new and growing families. In 2015, I helped launch one of only a few Nationally Certified Breastfeeding Centers near my hometown in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Since the onset of the COVID19 pandemic, I have realized just how difficult obtaining lactation care and education are for many families who do not want to leave the comfort of their own home, thus the birth of lactation telehealth.
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Virtual Breastfeeding Support

LaChelle Reece
Having been a Registered Nurse for 25 years, my career began in Labor and Delivery. It was when I experience my own breastfeeding challenges that I became motivated to pursue the path of becoming the support for others that meant so much to me. In my 20 years as a lactation consultant, I have had the privilege of working with thousands of breastfeeding families in various settings. I understand that support and guidance can play such a vital role in assisting families in their breastfeeding journeys.
Meet The Team
Lora Steffie
As a former hospital RN, having worked in the NICU, Labor & Delivery and Postpartum, I knew I wanted more influence over my patients’ care and, thus, became a dual certified Women’s Health and Family Nurse Practitioner. With over 20 years of nursing experience, many of those spent assisting with lactation journeys, I have worked with a myriad of new and growing families. In 2015, I helped launch one of only a few Nationally Certified Breastfeeding Centers near my hometown in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Since the onset of the COVID19 pandemic, I have realized just how difficult obtaining lactation care and education are for many families who do not want to leave the comfort of their own home, thus the birth of lactation telehealth.

Having attended Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA for my Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing degree and Drexel University for Masters in Nursing with my Women’s Health/Gender Related Nurse Practitioner, I learned to evaluate the science and apply my research to patient care. Wanting to be able to care for the babies, led me to a Post Masters’ Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Recently, I enrolled in Pennsylvania State University’s Doctoral of Nursing Practice Program, where I am completing some research on lactation care.

I am also the mother of three wonderful children, all who had different breastfeeding journeys. They taught me the patience I offer each of my patients during a non-rushed, evidence-based, compassionate consultation. I enjoy teaching, and perhaps those children taught me that also. I look forward to being your chosen provider for lactation care and education.

Everyone’s lactation journey looks different, and my goal is to support your vision of the ideal infant feeding plan that works for you and your baby. I want to empower you to reach the goals you set, while providing consistent, evidenced-based lactation care, while also supporting you emotionally, with the help of your family and friends, during the early days of parenthood.
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LaChelle Reece
Having been a Registered Nurse for 25 years, my career began in Labor and Delivery. It was when I experience my own breastfeeding challenges that I became motivated to pursue the path of becoming the support for others that meant so much to me. In my 20 years as a lactation consultant, I have had the privilege of working with thousands of breastfeeding families in various settings. I understand that support and guidance can play such a vital role in assisting families in their breastfeeding journeys.

In 1997, I graduated from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. My initial role included working as a Labor and Delivery Nurse until 2003 when I obtained my International Lactation Certification. I have 20 years of experience working as a lactation consultant in Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, NICU and outpatient settings. I also have extensive experience in facilitating postpartum support groups as well as teaching breastfeeding classes to both families and hospital staff.

I am a mother of two fun-loving children who helped guide me to pursue my career in lactation because of each of their different breastfeeding challenges. I can truly appreciate the patience and commitment needed for breastfeeding and look forward to supporting each of you in navigating your own unique journey.

I believe that parents should have evidenced- based and practical support in establishing and achieving their breastfeeding goals.  My passion is to provide kind, non-judgmental and empowering care to assist you in meeting your own breastfeeding goals. I feel that working with new families is a privilege and I am honored to be a part of this special time in your life.

Virtual Visit Types

Everyone’s lactation journey looks different, and my goal is to support your vision of the ideal infant feeding plan that works for you and your baby. I want to empower you to reach the goals you set, while providing consistent, evidenced-based lactation care, while also supporting you emotionally, with the help of your family and friends, during the early days of parenthood.

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Why Choose a Virtual Visit

Thinking about scheduling a visit?

  • Our goal is to support all new parents and provide the most comprehensive, evidence-based support available.
  • All our visits are completed in the comfort of your own home via our virtual telehealth platform. All you need is a well-lit space and an electronic device like your phone, ipad or computer with a working camera and speakers.
  • Our secure platform allows us to maintain the same privacy as visiting an in-person provider.
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Benefits of our virtual/telehealth lactation care:

  • We can care for moms anywhere, anytime.
  • Same-day appointments.
  • Evening appointments and weekend appointments available by request.
  • Most insurers, including Tricare, offer 6 sessions of 100% covered expert lactation care.
  • Expert advice, when you need it most, from a real mom-owned company that has been supporting lactating parents for years.

How does a virtual breastfeeding consult work?

  • Schedule a time via our booking calendar, or call our office at (866) 255-6779.You’ll receive a confirmation email and an email to complete your registration/intake.
  • Our team of professionals will verify your insurance.
  • You will complete a brief intake form sent to you via email, at least one hour prior to your appointment. Your intake form allows us to begin to focus the appointment on what your needs are for that day.
  • About 15 minutes prior to your visit, ensure you are in a well-lit space with good wi-fi connection and log in via the link that is sent to you.
  • We will do the rest. Our experienced IBCLCs will review your concerns and collaborate with you and you primary care team to develop a feeding plan that meets your needs and supports your feeding goals.
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Virtual Breastfeeding FAQ

At The Breastfeeding Shop, we work with your insurance to provide you with not only breast pumps, but also maternity support bands, maternity compression socks, postpartum recovery garments, and milk storage bags. We bill your insurance provider or healthcare coverage to get them at no cost to you.

No! We take care of all communication and billing to your insurance company so you don’t have to speak with them at all! At The Breastfeeding Shop, we want to allow you to spend your time preparing for or with your baby without the hassle of also having to deal with an insurance company.