About Our Lactation Consultant
Peachtree Park Pediatrics is pleased to offer the services of a Lactation Consultant. We support you in your goal to breastfeed your baby! Peachtree Park Pediatrics is one of the few pediatric practices in Atlanta that has a certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) on staff who is able to see you on an appointment basis to ensure that you are maximizing your breastfeeding potential.
Based on feeding assessments with your Pediatrician, it may be recommended that you consult with our lactation specialist for further feeding assistance. Through this specialized and personal support, she can help you and your baby navigate the initial adjustment process of learning to breastfeed, through the eventual process of weaning. Feeding routines, milk supply issues and normal newborn care, as well as pumping, returning to work, medicine and nursing can all be addressed with these visits. Having a lactation consultant in our office allows you the comfort of knowing a pediatrician is on-site and available.
Lactation services are considered separate from your baby’s check-ups. Peachtree Park Pediatrics follows the recommended coding policy developed by the AAP for lactation services provided to your baby in a Pediatrician office. Many insurance companies will cover these services; however, they may fall under your deductible, co-insurance or copay. Most insurance companies offer a toll free number on the insurance card that you can call with specific questions. The insurance plan representative should be able to explain your coverage for services received in our office.
Please feel free to call our office with any specific questions or for an appointment.
Joy Nichols has been a registered nurse for over 25 years and worked 14 years in the NICU and Newborn Nursery at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Joy is an IBCLC (International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant) who has worked at PPP since 2005.
Through a program of the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, she visits physicians’ offices and hospitals throughout Atlanta and Georgia, training physicians and staff to be breastfeeding advocates. Please call the Front Desk at 404-351-1131 for more information or to schedule an appointment.