Breastfeeding is a natural process for moms and babies, however, at times the process can seem anything but easy or natural! Different women face different challenges during breastfeeding. Some of the more common breastfeeding problems include: breastfeeding latch problems, nursing premature babies, how to produce more milk, or breastfeeding twins and multiples. The Motherhood Center Lactation Consultants have been doing this for over 20 years. Our consultants, Renee Bowling and Amanda Benetz have helped hundreds of moms in and around the Houston area have a successful breastfeeding experience.

Meet Renee Bowling

RN Lactation Consultant

I have always loved working with moms and their babies. I started out my RN career many years ago working in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. After my first baby and experiencing many breastfeeding difficulties, I became very interested in the area of lactation. I became a Lactation Consultant and went on to have another successful breastfeeding relationship with my second baby. I have been working at Motherhood Center for almost two decades. I teach the breastfeeding classes to help moms and their partners gain knowledge about breastfeeding basics and how to get off to the best possible start. I also provide customized in-home, hospital, individual, and Motherhood Center visits, to help moms and babies who are having difficulties. I believe support for new moms and their family is vitally important and we at Motherhood Center are here to help you and yours on your journey.

Cost: $255 for in-home consultation, up to 75 minutes
(Additional time will be prorated at $255 per hour in 15 minute increments)
Cost: $195 for consultation at our center, up to 75 minutes
(Additional time will be prorated at $195 per hour in 15 minute increments)
Cost: $115 per hour for virtual or over-the-phone consultation.
(Additional time will be prorated with 15 minute increments)
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Meet Amanda Benetz

RN Lactation Consultant

Working with moms and babies has always been my passion. Since 2008, I’ve been an RN with experience in anything and everything maternal/child related. I started my nursing career as a Labor and Delivery nurse and quickly realized my love for this space. I have a passion to serve and have discovered a love of teaching new parents as they find their way through their new role. Early in my nursing career I became a Breastfeeding Educator and later Certified Lactation Counselor and worked hard to be a trusted resource for Houston area moms. Married to my high school sweetheart, and mother to 3 children. Not to mention the zoo of animals we’ve acquired over the years. When I’m not helping families or raising my own, I’ve discovered a love of power tools and learning new crafts. My creative mind loves the outlet. While I never thought when I first started nursing, that I would leave Labor and Delivery, I have found great satisfaction and fulfillment in what I do. I will always be your biggest cheerleader during your breastfeeding and parenting journey. I can’t wait to meet you and your little one and cheer you on in your breastfeeding journey!

Cost: $255 for in-home consultation, up to 75 minutes
(Additional time will be prorated at $255 per hour in 15 minute increments)
Cost: $195 for consultation at our center, up to 75 minutes
(Additional time will be prorated at $195 per hour in 15 minute increments)
Cost: $115 per hour for virtual or over-the-phone consultation.
(Additional time will be prorated with 15 minute increments)
Request Consultation

The Benefits of Breastfeeding Consultation

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Breastfeeding is Natural

Breastfeeding is a natural process for moms and babies, however, at times the process can seem anything but easy and natural! Breastfeeding is an art form where moms and babies learn the dance together and what works best for them. The Motherhood Center Lactation Consultant Renee Bowling can help! She has helped hundreds of moms in and around the Houston area have a successful breastfeeding experience. Different woman face different challenges during breastfeeding. Some of the more common breastfeeding problems include: breastfeeding latch problems, nursing premature babies, how to produce more milk, breastfeeding twins and multiples.
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Breastfeeding Success

Renee offers one on one personal help at mom’s home, Motherhood Center, the hospital, or through phone consultations. Appointments are scheduled around the baby’s feeding schedule, where we can weigh the baby, observe the baby latching, address mom’s comfort level and determine how well the baby is receiving milk at the breast.
Individual care plans are developed based on mom and baby’s needs. Follow up appointments may be needed, so frequent phone contact between Renee and the family after a consultation can help insure that breastfeeding continues on the right track and issues are completely resolved.
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The Benefits of a Registered Nurse

Renee also sends a lactation report to the mom’s obstetrician and the baby’s pediatrician to help with best continuity of care. The doctors have mentioned how helpful this contact is to mom and baby and everyone working together for breastfeeding success. Under the new Health Care Reform, breastfeeding classes, consultations and medically necessary nursing supplies may be covered by insurance. Insurance companies are reimbursing their members for services rendered by a consultant, who has a Registered Nursing License, and/or special training and Lactation Certification. The ICD9 Diagnosis Codes that are relevant to that mom and baby’s consultation are given to clients for them to use when seeking insurance reimbursement for covered services.

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Lactation Consultation Services.