Consultation and Support in English
IBCLC* Breastfeeding support is valuable for a variety of reasons, from encouragement and emotional support to guidance and assistance with complex clinical situations. Mothers benefit from all kinds of support, and it is important to receive the right kind at the right time. As a parent you can directly contact a breastfeeding consultant when you have questions about, or problems with, breastfeeding. Alternatively, you can also be referred by a GP, paediatrician, paediatric consultation clinic, or receive a recommendation from a friend, neighbour or midwife. Timely help and support can prevent breastfeeding issues to become either confusing or even insurmountable.
A consultation by an IBCLC* provides the individual breastfeeding care that meets the needs of both mother and child.
In many cases a home-consultation is the most effective way for me to observe both parents and child. During the visit I will ask a wide range of questions in order to assess the situation and propose a fit-for-purpose recommendation. This will be based on your specific request for help and ultimately you decide how you want to feed, diaper or carry your baby. When required I can also examine the baby's mouth, skin or mother's breasts.
An average initial home consultation takes about an hour-and-a-half. After my visit you will receive a report of my findings and recommendations.
Many health insurance policies cover parts of the costs of lactation services or infant care workshops. To find out what your plan will cover specifically, contact your insurance provider directly. I do not bill your insurance company but I do provide a bill for you to submit claim directly to your insurance company. Some insurance companies require a written referral (Verordnungsschein) from the pediatric doctor!
The rate for an initial home consultation is 100,-€/ hour, with accurate quarterly account (25€/15min). Online consults and breastfeeding preparation are 60,-€/ hour. For consultations at weekends, late evening or holidays an additional cost will apply. After the first home visit/appointment, contact via telephone or e-mail will be charged separately.
To make an appointment you can call me daily between 10:00 and 16:00. Please leave a message if I cannot answer the phone and I will call back as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. Feel free to message me in English. I am bilingual so it will be no problem conducting the lesson in fluent English.
I am based in Vienna, but I also cover Lower Austria. If you live further away we need to discuss the travel fee.
Telefon +49 1577 6437570
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It would be a pleasure meeting you and your Baby,
yours Elisa Steiner
I'm a breastfeeding consultant - IBCLC, which means that I have the internationally recognized certificate of the International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants, a professional organization with over 28.000 members worldwide. I'm also a member of the Austrian (VSLÖ) and German (BDL) Association of Breastfeeding Consultants, and a member of IATP (International Affiliiation of Tongue Tie Professionals).
I observe the rules and regulations of the World Health Organisation (WHO), including those covering privacy issues. Should the situation require information exchange with other care providers, I will always ask your permission first, or recommend you to contact them yourself. If you're not satisfied with my services I would appreciate it if you discuss the issue with me first.
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* International Board Certified Lactation Consultants function and contribute as members of the maternal-child health team. They provide care in a variety of settings, while making appropriate referrals to other health professionals and community support resources. Working together with mothers, families, policymakers and society, IBCLC certificants provide expert breastfeeding and lactation care, promote changes that support breastfeeding and help reduce the risks of not breastfeeding.