Mom’s Milk B/CS Consent for Care
Consent Agreement to be READ & SIGNED before the Lactation Visit
_____ I understand the following: The lactation consultant is an allied health care provider and responsible for evaluating and recommending a care path to resolve or improve breastfeeding issues. A lactation visit may include a detailed history of mother/infant, an assessment of maternal/infant anatomy, observation of a feeding for evaluation of technique and effectiveness of feeding, and recommendations for management to improve and/or resolve breastfeeding related issues. All clients are provided with a written and/or oral care path to improve breastfeeding concerns. The client and the lactation consultant each have responsibilities in this path. Resolution of a breastfeeding problem often takes several days or weeks and may require a change in the original recommended care path at some point.
_____ I understand that a lactation consultation may involve: touching my breasts and/or nipples for the purposes of assessment; inserting gloved fingers into my baby’s mouth to assess suck; observation of a breastfeed, and suggestions to enhance latch or position; demonstration and use of equipment or supplies that may be recommended; demonstration of techniques designed to improve breastfeeding.
_____ I understand that I am responsible for informing the lactation consultant of changes I feel are necessary in the care path at the time of the visit or during the course of follow-up communications. Contact during the time following the lactation visit is crucial and considered an extension of my visit. Clients will be given contact information to report progress or to communicate continued problems or concerns. I understand it is my responsibility to contact the lactation consultant with progress reports, questions or concerns.
_____ I understand any change from my physician’s recommendations should be discussed with the physician. Health care issues of a medical nature MUST be discussed with a physician.
_____ I understand a partial or follow-up visit is sometimes necessary. I understand that breastfeeding supplies and/or breast pumps may be recommended as effective management of specific situations. Only effective equipment will be recommended.
_____ I hereby authorize the lactation consultant to release any information acquired in the evaluation and/or management of myself and/or my child to our health care providers, referring physician, referring lay breastfeeding counselor, and/or our insurance company upon request. I understand the lactation consultant may contact my physician or my child’s physician if the lactation consultant feels it is necessary to consult with the physician.
______ I have received a copy of this provider’s Privacy Practices. I understand that for this lactation consultation and all followups, the lactation consultant will protect the privacy of my personal health information as required by the Code of Ethics of the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners,
_____ I understand this practice only accepts fee for service at time of service. It is my responsibility to pursue reimbursement for lactation services from my insurance company. This practice does no billing for insurance reimbursement and is not a provider on any insurance plan. Reimbursement is not guaranteed. I also understand that Mom’s Milk B/CS does not give refunds for services rendered.