The early days postpartum can be magical and very challenging. Sometimes all you need is an ear to listen and some encouraging words. Other times its a complex puzzle to put together what is happening. You don't have to do it alone. I am here to help. Schedule a home visit with me today.
Aleesha Burke, BS, IBCLC
Becoming a lactation consultant became my dream and passion after the birth of my first child. I experienced breastfeeding problems from day one and ultimately did not meet my initial breastfeeding goals. I learned everything I could and finished my public health degree in 2012 by completing a 500 hour internship for the Utah Breastfeeding Coalition. I have since had two more children with their own sets of breastfeeding challenges but thanks to my knowledge, experience, and most especially my support teams, I was able to meet my goals.
I completed Drexel's Lactation Pathway II Program in 2017 and passed the IBCLE Exam in January of 2018. I worked part time at Philadelphia's Women Infant's and Children's program as the only IBCLC from June 2018-December 2019. International Board Certified Lactation Consultants are the recognized experts in supporting parents with infant feeding. I had to complete 90 hours of breastfeeding education, 14 health science credits, 500 hours of clinical lactation in a hospital, community, and outpatient pediatric setting, and maintain continuing education.
I believe in providing compassionate, evidence-based care to the families I help. It is a great honor to meet with you in your home and assist during this vulnerable time. I will take the time to sit and collaborate with you on goals that work for the family and provide support and resources along the way.
I am in network for Aetna and Blue Cross plans.
Under the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies are required to provide lactation care as preventative medicine. I will provide a super bill and here is a link to directions for how to submit out of network claims or issues in billing.
Reasons for a consult:
Milk supply issues
Noisy, fussy or messy Feeder
Slow Weight Gain
Reassurance and what to expect
AND many more!
Due to COVID-19 I am offering telehealth consults via google meet. Aetna has announced they will cover these visits at no cost for the next 90 days. Currently waiting to hear from other insurances coverage. Please check with your insurance provider for exact coverage policies.
Serving Glenside, Upper Dublin, Fort Washington, Ambler, Dresher, Horsham, Hatboro, Willow Grove, Abington, North Philadelphia Cheltenham, Flourtown, Mt Airy, Chestnut Hill, Lafayette Hill, Roxborough, and up to 30 minutes from 19038. Outside 30 minutes will be subject to a $30 travel fee.
Glenside, Montgomery County 19038
Aleesha is amazing! She is supportive, knowledgeable, and not judgmental. She clearly cares about others!
I had a premie and he had difficulty breastfeeding and gaining weight. She listened to what we needed and as a result came up with a plan that worked for us. She was easy to talk to even when I was functioning on very little sleep and completely overwhelmed.
Thanks to her I’ve continued breastfeeding/pumping and my little guy is thriving!
I met with Aleesha for a prenatal consultation and then for a 1-week post-partum visit. It was so convenient and helpful to have her come to my house and observe a feeding with my setup. She identified problems with how I was holding my baby and taught me new techniques and positioning that have really improved our feedings. She had a scale to weigh my baby before and after, to confirm that he was actually getting what he needed. Aleesha also sent us follow up information for some recovery and recommended resources for the future as my little one grows. I had been struggling with breastfeeding during my first week at home, but Aleesha really helped us turn a corner!
Aleesha was amazing to work with. She was so responsive, knowledgeable and supportive and she made me feel extremely comfortable from the first time I spoke with her. I highly recommend working with Aleesha!