Not currently serving Hudson County or New York
As a Board Certified Lactation Consultant, my goal is to support and educate you and your family regarding your specific needs and concerns. Together, we’ll create a personalized plan designed to solve your particular challenges.
WORK WITH DANIELLE
I am currently focusing on a unique service that I strongly urge you to consider.
Due to my extensive clinical hospital experience, I have created a special telehealth prenatal consultation to prepare you for the hospital experience and the first few days. Most parents are blindsided by how the many different conditions and hospital interventions that can derail breast/chestfeeding so anticipatory guidance is KEY. Please take advantage of this unique service. I guarantee you will find it extraordinarily helpful.
This includes complications originating or directly affecting:
- c-section (planned, emergency, etc.)
- gestational diabetes (baby is more prone to low blood sugar)
- gestational hypertension or preeclampsia
- PCOS and/or thyroid issues
- prior breast surgery
- prior breast/chestfeeding difficulty
- preterm birth (especially very preterm)
- baby is small (SGA), large for size (LGA), or restricted growth (IUGR)
- baby has low blood sugar or jaundice
- baby is very sleepy after circumcision
- baby has tongue and/or lip tie
a few hours of separation from your baby for observation
- NICU admission
- baby remains at the hospital and the birthing parent is discharged
I recommend the birthing person's partner or support person attend as well.
I'm passionate about helping new parents achieve their feeding goals. Specializing in prenatal consultations and the early newborn phase, I am available for both telehealth and in-home visits (with PPE) in and around Essex and Union counties. I am currently not traveling to Hudson county. However, I provide consultations through telehealth anywhere in the US!
Please note: As I am based in New Jersey, I do NOT go to New York. I am currently not traveling to Hudson County.
I contract under The Lactation Network to accept SOME PPO insurance plans, meaning you can go out of network to see providers. (Most of Blue Cross Blue Shield's PPO and Cigna's PPO plans are covered.) To see if your plan works with TLN, please visit and fill out your insurance information - https://go.lactationnetwork.com/DanielleTropeaIBCLCCPST. If your insurance works with TLN, you can receive up to six visits. (Please note: I charge a $50 fee for home visits through TLN. There are no additional fees for telehealth.)
Otherwise, my fee is $375 for the first home visit appointment and $300 for subsequent visits. I give you a superbill that you will submit to your insurance company as an out-of-network expense. They are supposed to reimburse you at 100%, with no co-pay or need to meet a deductible.
Check to see if your insurance plan has elected to work with The Lactation Network!
Other fees: A long-distance travel fee of $1.25/minute beyond a 40-minute roundtrip from Maplewood, NJ.
(Please note that the $50 fee for using insurance and any travel fees are payable directly to me that will not be reimbursed by your insurance.)
Sliding scale for self-pay or waiver of the home visit convenience fee may be available if you or your partner(s) meet one of these qualifications and can show proof: receiving WIC, Medicaid/NJ Family Care, or TANF, or if you are a teacher or unemployed, or an essential worker.
Visit my Lactation and Car Seat Consults page for more information on fees and to book your appointment now!
I am current on all Covid vaccine boosters. (I also had Covid in late December 2022, so I have extra protection.)
I wear a KN95 mask during home visits.
Lactating parents don't need to wear masks but I ask that all other adults wear them.
I am available for telehealth visits.
BOOK YOUR IN-HOME APPOINTMENT
DO YOU OFFER REMOTE CONSULTATIONS?
WHAT ARE YOUR COVID-19 POLICIES?
I will wear an N95 mask during the entire visit. I require you (the client) and your partner/spouse and anyone else in the same room as us to wear an N95 or KN95 mask (NOT cloth or surgical) during the ENTIRE duration of the appointment that covers the mouth AND nose fully.
Please be masked when I arrive at your home. This policy is for my safety and the safety of all the parents and babies I take care of.
As of January 10th, all present adults must:
Be fully vaccinated and show their vaccine card
Wear a KN95 or N95 mask during the consult. (If you don't have them, you can purchase them for $10 each from Danielle.)
HOW CAN I START WORKING WITH YOU?
Call, text, or email me to get started!
View my availability here:
Home consult https://calendly.com/ibclcdanielle/home-lactation-consult
Telehealth consult https://calendly.com/ibclcdanielle/telehealth-lactation-consult
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY INITIAL CONSULTATION?
At least 12 hours prior to our appointment, please complete the paperwork that is linked on the booking page.
We will need to schedule the visit for a time when your baby will be hungry about 30 minutes into the visit.
Dress comfortably, wearing a nursing bra if you typically wear one.
If you would like me to show you how to use your pump, have the pieces washed so you can start pumping.
Please be holding your baby skin-to-skin when I arrive so baby will more inclined to feed better.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
In-network with most plans from the below health insurance companies:
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Check to see if I am in-network with your plan.
If I am not in-network with your health insurance, I will help you receive reimbursement from your insurance company.