Lactation Services and Classes

Teaching and support through our lactation services aims to help achieve your breastfeeding goal. If you are novice or experienced with breastfeeding, we are here to help you feel comfortable and confident with breastfeeding and/or pumping. We are a “no judgement” practice and are respectful to your needs. Our goals are to help you reach yours and ensure you feel confident, supported, and respected along your journey.

Our Office Locations

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North Bethesda Maryland office

North Bethesda Maryland office

11119 Rockville Pike, Suite 400, North Bethesda, Maryland 20852

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Mount Airy Maryland Office

Mount Airy Maryland Office

1 Park Avenue, Suite 1B, Mount Airy, MD 21771

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Herndon Virginia Office

Herndon Virginia Office

708 Pine Street, Herndon, VA 20170

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Fairfax Virginia Office

Fairfax Virginia Office

3859 Plaza Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

Lactation and Infant Feeding Consultations

An experienced Board Certified Lactation Consultant will conduct a comprehensive visit – parent and baby health history, an assessment of the mother’s breasts and a clinical evaluation of the baby’s feeding.

A written personalized care plan is developed to support your breastfeeding goals. Your care may be coordinated with your healthcare providers (OB/GYN, Midwife and Pediatrician). Telephone or email follow up by the Lactation Consultant is included. There will be a travel fee for all home visits. Click the “Schedule Now” below to inquire about availability and insurance.

Home consults are currently being offered on a case by case basis. Please contact Lactation Room for details.

Prenatal Education

Group classes are held in our North Bethesda and Mount Airy, Maryland offices, as well as our Herndon, Virginia office. They can also be scheduled in your home for private sessions. Meeting your breastfeeding goals will have more success when you have the support and encouragement necessary. These services may be eligible for submission to insurance. These are some of our goals:

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Our goal is to ease the transition into your breastfeeding journey

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To ensure all of your questions and concerns are addressed and you have an IBCLC ready to meet your new little one after delivery

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That each breastfeeding class is designed with you in mind and personalized based on your needs.

Click the “Contact Us” below to inquire about availability and insurance. 

Tongue and Lip Tie Support

During every private lactation consult your IBCLC will provide an oral evaluation & feeding assessment. Understanding that a visual inspection and a feeding assessment are best practice to help identify any possible areas of concern. Lactation Room collaborates with local preferred providers, should your baby need an oral evaluation by a specialist. We have wonderful working relationships with ENT’s, Dentists, Craniosacral Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Speech Language Pathologists and Feeding Specialists in the DMV area to be able to support your baby’s feeding needs.

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Our unique partnered approach is all encompassing with the emphasis on all education pre and post release.

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You are encouraged to work with an IBCLC for a complete feeding assessment, post-op recovery, and breastfeeding/milk production plan.

Pediatric Office Consults

Lactation Services are currently being offered in the offices of Children First Pediatrics and One Pediatrics. These consults are billed through insurance for in-netwok plans. If you are a patient of Children First Pediatrics please call, (301) 681-6000 to schedule in Silver Spring and for One Pediatrics call (703) 445-3472 to schedule in Ashburn VA.

If you would like to have this ability in your baby’s doctors office please let us know and we can reach out to your doctor to see if arrangements can be made to help breastfeeding in their office.

Flange Fitting Consults

This one-on-one session will allow you an opportunity to learn how to properly get sized for pumping. A flange that does not fit properly will decrease your milk production and also increase discomfort or cause damage. Working with one our IBCLCs will allow a safe space to talk all things pumping and flange sizing. There will also be an optional flange kit to rent after your session to use at home for 24 hours to ensure the size if correct and comfortable.

Infrared Sauna Sessions

Research has shown that regular full-spectrum infrared sauna use improves cardiometabolic health, relieves chronic pain, Lyme disease and other toxin-related illnesses symptoms, and promotes central nervous system relaxation. Lactation Room has also curated an infrared sauna protocol to help reduce postpartum swelling and engorgement, which are common issues that occur after giving birth.

Each 30-minute appointment comes with complimentary coconut water or an electrolyte water drink before the session and a refreshing cool eucalyptus towel to use after your private sauna session.

It is important to Lactation Room that you have a clean and low-toxin environment to use while working on your health and wellness. Our Radiant Health Sauna boasts the lowest levels of EFM and VOC exposure on the market today.

Craniosacral Therapy

In-office CST with Beth Willis, OTR/L. Craniosacral therapy (CST) involves gentle manipulation of the craniosacral system, which can help alleviate a variety of health conditions by improving the functioning of the central nervous system. CST can support an improved range of motion, reduced pain or discomfort, enhanced mind-body connection, and balancing of the autonomic nervous system.

CST is a wonderful supportive therapy for infants who are experiencing painful gas, and feeding difficulties related to postural tensions, tongue or lip ties, torticollis, and more.

Parents can benefit from CST sessions pre- and postpartum to support their mobility and comfort and support their central nervous system during this transitional time.