Unfortunately, no.   IBCLC services are not included in RAMQ.  Some nurses hold the title, but it can be difficult to have access to them due to staffing ratios and whether or not your situation meets the threshold of need as determined by each individual CIUSSS. 

Are IBCLC services covered by RAMQ?

It is best to contact your insurance company to find out.  Payment by credit card or e-transfer is expected at the time of service. 

Are IBCLC services covered by
private insurance?

Resolving infant feeding issues takes time.  Each case is unique and it is impossible to predict how quickly things will resolve.  Most clients need between 1 and 3 appointments.

How many appointments will I need?

COVID changed a lot of things, including how clinical care is delivered.  I was reluctant to move my services online.  However, I was pleasantly surprised to find how effective a video consult can be and that there are even many advantages!

How effective is a virtual consult?

  • Expect it to last 1.5h (rest and get something to eat before hand)

  • Baby is eager to eat but not frantically hungry.

  • Please have baby's Blue Health Record on hand and whatever nipple cream/ointment, medications, nipple shield, breast pump, feeding cups, syringes, tubes, bottles, etc. that you are using.  If you are supplementing, have a typical feeding prepared.

  • Make sure your phone or laptop is fully charged and if possible, ask a helper to be ready to hold the camera.

How can I get the most out of my consult?