Lactation Consultations

Meet Our Consultants

Heather ONeal

Heather is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse-Midwife and Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Heather is the founder of Breastfeeding for Busy Moms and cohosts the Milk Minute Podcast!

Meredith Nimitz

Meredith is a Registered Nurse, Certified Pediatric Nurse and Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She previously worked in NICU and Pediatrics and loves working with parents to troubleshoot feeding issues.

Let's get your breastfeeding journey back on track!

  • Fix your supply issues (undersupply & oversupply)
  • Manage and overcome a failure to thrive diagnosis
  • Alleviate breastfeeding behavior issues
  • Decrease and eliminate formula supplementation
  • Troubleshoot that breast pump 
  • Make it to one year of breastfeeding- and beyond!
  • Eliminate nipple pain and poor latch problems
  • Get a REAL tongue tie assessment
  • …and more!

"We can't wait to meet you and your sweet baby!"

What to expect:

  • Schedule your in-person OR virtual consult through our scheduling links at your convenience OR submit your pre-approval form (link above) to insurance (BCBS, Cigna, or Anthem only) and the office manager will reach out to schedule when you are approved.
  • Download the app “Mobile Lactation Consultant” to access our HIPPA compliant charting system.
  • We will meet with you at your scheduled time via video or in person (your preference) at your scheduled time.
  • We talk through the history of your current issue/question and get to the root of your problem.
  • We will customize a plan to get you and/or your baby back on track and feeling confident.
  • One 30-minute follow-up included with purchase when you are self-pay.
 
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These Could Be Easier…

Latch Issues

Supply Problems

Breastfeeding Relationship Strain

Pumping Troubleshooting

Preparing for Labor & Delivery

Breastfeeding Behavior Issues

Hear from happy mamas and babies:

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I thought breastfeeding would be easier the second time around. Less than a week after my baby was born, I was engorged. My baby was hungry, and I was overwhelmed. I remembered Heather offered video consulting and tearfully made an appointment with her in the middle of the night after another exhausting attempt to feed my baby.

Heather got on a call with us the next morning and calmed my husband and I both instantly. She told us how to fix the issue, which was great, but what was even better was she taught me ways to keep my baby fed and satisfied while we corrected the problem.

Breastfeeding has since been such a wonderful experience. I am thankful to know where to turn should I experience any obstacles. My husband and I could not recommend Heather more. She is terrific to work with. She assisted with midwifery with my first son and lactation help with my second. She is a Godsend.

– Andriana

I never had any difficulty breastfeeding with my first two children, but my third was a completely different experience. He was born early and had a heart defect that made it difficult for him to nurse.

Heather helped me when my little boy was struggling to transfer enough milk from the breast. She showed me how I could continue to nurse and supplement without guilt or fear that my supply would dwindle forever.

And in the end, my littlest is now 8 months old, exclusively breastfeeding since he was six weeks old, and weighs a whopping 22 pounds!

It would not have been possible without Heather’s knowledge and support in the darkest moments when I felt hopeless. She made me feel empowered and capable, and now I feel confident I can breastfeed him as long as I want to.

– Katie

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Bring the Ease Back to Breastfeeding

Get customized solutions to your breastfeeding questions. Click below to schedule your private consultation.

Schedule Your Lactation Consultation

Frequently Asked Questions

I can only accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, or Anthem PPO (preferred provider insurance). You can click this link to find out if your insurance will pre-approve the visits-

https://go.lactationnetwork.com/BreastfeedingForBusyMoms

If you do not have one of those insurance providers, you can still book with Heather or Meredith using their main scheduling link at the top of the page. After you pay for your appointment, we will provide you with your receipt and super bill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.  

As internationally board certified lactation consultants, We are able to meet with anyone virtually no matter where they live. Also, as an advanced practice nurse, Heather is able to treat across state lines due to the emergency order from the covid-19 pandemic. We can take any insurance from any state as long as it’s Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, or Anthem!

The office is located in the lower level of the historic Seneca Center at 709 Beechurst Ave. Suite 8 Morgantown, WV 26505.

If you are able to find an opening on our schedules for the same day, we will gladly see you. However, if it’s short notice it might have to be a virtual meeting depending on our schedules for the day.

We support collaboration 100%! We will gladly fax a report of our consult and customized plan to your pediatrician through our HIPPA compliant charting system to keep them in the loop. If your pediatrician would like to call us, we would be fine with that as well.

Heather can absolutely prescribe for your breastfeeding related issues. Most commonly, she prescribes antibiotics for mastitis or antifungals for yeast. If you have a compounding pharmacy near you, Heather can also prescribe all-purpose-nipple-ointment. Heather will not prescribe opiates or medications outside of the bounds of our breastfeeding consultation.

Absolutely. We have been doing virtual consults for over two years with great success. Most issues can be resolved virtually! It is helpful to have a partner or support person nearby to assist with camera placement.

If none of our available times work within your schedule we would be happy to make an accommodation. Please email me directly so I can open an alternative spot for you: [email protected]

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