Breastfeeding has tremendous benefits for infants and parents, alike. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of your baby’s life and continued breastfeeding with complimentary foods for at least 2 years and beyond as mutually desired. Breastfeeding, however, can be a challenge for some families. At Potomac Pediatrics, we are lucky to have an outstanding Lactation Consultant who can help you along this infant feeding journey..

Meet our lactation consultant

Services offered by our lactation consultant include:

  • Office Consultations
  • Telemedicine Visits
  • Phone Support
  • E-mail Support
  • Support Group moderated by our lactation consultants

Topics that our lactation consultant can help with: 

  • Poor infant weight gain
  • Latch difficulty
  • Nipple preference
  • Nipple soreness
  • Low milk supply
  • Pumping
  • Engorgement
  • Plugged ducts
  • Mastitis
  • Feeding development in premature infants
  • Feeding multiples
  • Returning to work
  • Weaning and food transition
  • Bottle feeding
  • Other complications

Newborn Support Group

1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 10:00am

3rd Floor Potomac Pediatrics Conference Room

    • Come join Maureen Mills, RN, IBCLC and get all your newborn/infant questions answered. Perfect for baby ages 0-6 months

      Meet other mix and mingle with other moms with newborns and infants

      Discuss topics including

      • Postpartum adjustment
      • Normal newborn behavior
      • Feeding your newborn
      • Napping and bedtime
      • Prep for mom going back to work

      Discuss your infant feeding challenges with expert support and the challenges of caring for a newborn.


      Please note that these are group lactation counseling sessions and your insurance will be billed. Co-pays and deductibles may apply

      NO GROUP on June 19th or July 17th


Consultation Fees:

Our lactation consultant is credentialed with our insurance carriers.  All in-office visits, telehealth visits, and group sessions will be billed to the mother’s insurance plan.  Co-pays and deductibles may apply.

If lactation services are not included in your insurance plan, fees are as follows:

  • Initial Comprehensive Consultation (60 minutes): $125.00
  • Follow-up Consultation 30-minutes: $50.00
  • If you need to cancel or reschedule your scheduled appointment, we ask that you provide us with a 24-hour notice or you will be subject to a $50.00 late cancellation fee.


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Make an appointment! 

For individual in-office appointments or televisits request an appointment through our online system or by calling us at (301) 279-6750.

For groups click here to self-schedule