WORK WITH DANIELLE
* Fully vaccinated (Moderna) including the booster.
* I rapid test before each visit.
* I wear N95s during home visits.
* I require all clients to wear an N95/KN95 or equivalent during home visits.
* I am available for telehealth visits.
I'm passionate about helping new parents achieve their feeding goals. Specializing in the early newborn phase with 6+ years of experience as a hospital-based lactation consultant, I am available for both telehealth and in-home visits (with PPE), in and around Essex and Union counties. I also provide prenatal consults and classes via video and in-person car seat installation lessons.
Please note: As I am based in New Jersey, I do NOT go to New York.
I contract under The Lactation Network to accept SOME PPO insurance plans. 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 in-person appointment and $300 for subsequent visits. I give you a bill that you will submit to your insurance company as an out-of-network expense BUT they are supposed to reimburse you at 100%.
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: on WIC, on Medicaid, teacher, unemployed, or essential worker.
Looking for a prenatal breastfeeding class? I offer a customized comprehensive private class in-person or virtually. If you prefer a self-paced online class you can do in your pajamas, I recommend Milkology. For $27, you can rewatch any segment of the 90-minute class at any time. (Note: I receive a commission if you purchase any of their classes.)
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:
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
If I am not in-network with your health insurance, I will help you receive reimbursement from your insurance company.