Leche Lady: Breastfeeding Support

Jean Louise Schmidt, RN, BSN, IBCLC, ICCE, LLC

Warm Line

Home / Office Visits

Follow Up Care

Services offered

Returning to Work

Mini Consult

Mini Skype Consult

Coordination of Care

To help you meet your breastfeeding goals when returning to work, we will collaborate on strategies including: milk expression, calculating babies milk needs, structuring daily routines, and troubleshooting milk production. This mini consult is offered through telephone, Skype, or home visit. 

​Any immediate concerns that you have about breastfeeding can be addressed with a brief phone conversation or text at any time you need. This service is free of charge. 

Home or office visits consist of a detailed history, physical assessment of mother and infant, and observation of feeding. We will then develop a comprehensive care plan that is personalized and realistic to your individual situation. Some situations may require multiple visits. 

After ​initial consultation, we can follow up either with phone conversation, Skype, or return home/office visits. 

​Referrals are provided if necessary to your physician or other qualified healthcare professionals.  

In addition to any of the services offered, with your permission, I will coordinate your personalized plan with your physician, pediatrician or other allied health professionals, to create a comprehensive holistic healthcare team. 

This consult offered through Skype can address common breastfeeding challenges including, but not limited to: 

  • Engorgement 
  • Plugged ducts
  • Pumping 
  • Sore nipples

*Fees charged are based on extent of services rendered, and payment is due at time of service. You will receive a receipt and supporting documents as necessary to file with your health insurance carrier for reimbursement.

Meet Jean

I was raised in Bergen County New Jersey, where at age 2, I decided to become a nurse, after facing a rare life threatening disease. In college, I was inspired my OB instructor, who was 1 ½ pounds at birth, and survived as she stated “Placed in a shoe box in the top dresser drawer, and fed with “Mama’s Milk!”  I received my BSN in Nursing in 1979, and began work as a “Nurse in Charge” of an Obstetrical Unit.  3 years of shift work left me yearning “normal hours” and I began working as a Public Health Nurse.  Because of my love of Maternal and Child Health, I worked in an OB clinic in Paterson, and then began to teach Childbirth Preparation Classes there. I became certified as a Diabetes Educator, where I began independent consultations, conducting home visits for women who experienced Gestational Diabetes during their pregnancy.  After the birth of my first baby, we moved to beautiful Sussex County NJ, and started to raise our family. I “kept my foot in the door” by becoming an ICEA Certified Parent Educator, and began a comprehensive Parent Education Program at a local hospital. After my own personal struggles, lack of confidence, and years of volunteering to help others manage their breastfeeding challenges, the need for qualified professional support became evident to me. I became a Board Certified Lactation Consultant in 2007.  I am currently enjoying working in both a hospital setting, as well my own private practice, where I think the rewards of helping breastfeeding families will last a lifetime.