In 2016, two IBCLC Lactation Consultants in Houston, TX founded Bayou City Breastfeeding. The women behind the Bayou City Breastfeeding company are Suzanne Juel and Tessa Gardin. These two are IBCLC certified lactation consultants based in Houston, TX and boasts more than 25 years of combined experience in providing support and education for lactation and infant feeding.
Bayou City Breastfeeding now has two office locations and has expanded to include several other IBCLCs.
Who are the powerful women working behind Bayou City Breastfeeding?
Suzanne and Tessa met in the Lactation Department of The Woman’s Hospital of Texas (TWHT) as colleagues. Soon after they left TWHT and established the lactation practice in a Houston-based ENT’s office where they met babies and children with lip and tongue-ties issues. They launched their private practice while working together at the office to provide more comprehensive infant feeding support to families that are struggling with complex infant feeding issues.
Suzanne became a Certified Lactation Counselor in 2006 and then an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2016. Suzanne She is a member of ILCA (International Lactation Consultant Association), USLCA (United States Lactation Consultant Association), the American Laser Study Club, and IATP (International Association of Tongue-tie Professionals). She also serves as co-Vice President of HALCEA (Houston Area Lactation Consultant and Educator Association).
Tessa, on the other hand, has been helping parents and babies with breastfeeding since 2008. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Maternal and Child Health and Human Lactation and became an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in 2010. Like Suzanne, she is also a member of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA) and the Houston Area Lactation Consultants and Educators (HALCEA) group.
Both women continue to update themselves with the latest trends in breastfeeding and lactation by taking classes and attending conferences.
What are the services that Bayou City Breastfeeding offers?
IBCLC Online Video Conferencing or Phone Consultation
Prenatal Lactation Consultation
Many insurance plans now have breastfeeding insurance coverage in Houston, TX. Breastfeeding mothers are encouraged to contact their respective insurance company to see if such services are covered in their plans.
There are no in-network providers for lactation consultants in Houston, TX. Most of the time, clients will pay out of pocket for the lactation consultation, then they will provide a superbill to submit to your insurance company for the reimbursement process.
FSA or HSA can be used to pay for your lactation support services if breastfeeding insurance coverage is not covered in your insurance policy. These services are considered medical expenses.
Bayou City Breastfeeding’s IBCLCs goal is to help parents meet their feeding goals–be it exclusive breastfeeding or not.
Their certified IBCLC certified lactation consultants in Houston, TX can help with bottle feeding concerns and introduce solids to your babies. All IBCLCs are equipped with advanced training programs covering complex infant issues, such as identifying and managing oral restrictions (lip and tongue-ties), bottle refusal, low milk supply, induced lactation and other concerns.
Bayou City Breastfeeding’s IBCLC certified lactation consultants are happy to answer your prenatal lactation or postpartum consultations. Give them a call at (281) 305-0411.