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 two outstanding Lactation Consultants who can help you along this infant feeding journey..

Meet our lactation consultants

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 consultants 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

Groups times and topics

  •  Mondays at 12:30 – The Baby Brunch with Charnise Littles
    • Discuss newborn feeding and support with our LC, Charnise, while celebrating successes and working through challenges with other newborn moms
  • Wednesdays at 10:00am – Navigating Baby’s First Year Series with Maureen Mills
    • Every Wednesday Maureen helps moms master a rotating set of topics from baby’s first year of life.  Current topics include: 
      • 1st Wednesday of the month: Sleep
      • 2nd: Newborn feeding
      • 3rd: Feeding after the newborn stage
      • 4th: Back to work transition
      • New sessions added by request!


Consultation Fees:

Our lactation consultants are 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