My journey began in 2005 when I became a momma. I really struggled with breastfeeding my son, and a week after he was born we moved from the Poconos to Philadelphia. I felt alone, isolated, and afraid. It wasn’t until I was able to leave the house and attend a Nursing Moms meeting that things started to turn around and I truly started enjoying breastfeeding and being a mom. I knew I wanted to do something to help others, so I became a volunteer counselor with the group. After a couple of years (and another baby) I felt called to do even more, so I started studying and in 2011 became an IBCLC. I have been passionately helping families achieve their feeding goals ever since! Oh and add one more baby into the mix. That makes 3 incase you lost count :)
The support you need, In the comfort of your own home!
Serving Berks and it’s surrounding counties. A $25 travel fee will be added for 25 + miles.
What My Clients Have to Say
When I first had my son I hesitated reaching out to a lactation consultant mostly bc idk if I needed one...but then I came across Vicky! She has always been nothing but absolutely amazing with my son & I - she spent countless days/nights encouraging me to keep trying and to push forward! She helped me to realize that my son had a tongue and lip tie and helped me to find a doctor to correct them. She also pointed out that he had torticollis (at this point his drs had yet to point it out even!!) When my son refused to latch she continued to support us and helped us with figuring out how to exclusively pump etc.
My son just turned 1 year and I still reach out to Vicky from time to time when I need advice or have questions...
I highly recommend Vicky to anyone and everyone who I think could benefit from her and her services! She’s such a pleasure to work with & we are so thankful we found her!!
Vicky is great! A calming presence for anxious mothers :-). She’s knowledgeable, compassionate and a fantastic resource!
Thank you so much for all your help! Especially with our latching issues due to tongue tie. We sincerely appreciate you!
I don't think I could ever thank you enough for helping me nurse 2 years! And I wish I could have gone longer. I appreciate every late night reply, coming over to my house to just talk and be there or all the helpful suggestions that now seem like such common sense, but for a new mom just trying to give her son the best you were an amazing help! I couldn't ask for a better teacher or friend!
~ Ask me about prenatal and virtual
consults through Practice Better ~
An initial visit usually lasts around 1.5-2 hours. A full medical history will be taken for mom and baby, as well as discussing the reasons for the consult which can include but are NOT limited to....weight gain issues, painful latch, bottle feeding, tongue tie, pumping, back to work, twins, feeding plans or just general concerns. There truly is no wrong reason to call!
All of your questions and concerns will be addressed, and a weighted feed will be done. This tells us exactly how much your baby transfers. A detailed care plan is also given. $185
Follow-up visits generally last around 45min-1 hour. A weighted feed will be done again if needed, and any new concerns will be discussed. A new care plan will also be made. Some other reasons to schedule a follow may be: bottle refusal, pumping and going back to work, starting solids and weaning just to name a few! $100
Weight checks can be performed at any time. This is generally a quick visit when weight gain is a concern $35
I am in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aetna. Most plans offer a minimum of 6 covered visits! We can discuss your individual plan prior to our visit. Other plans are considered “self pay”. Payment in the form of cash, check, credit card or FSA card is accepted at the conclusion of your consult. A receipt will be given for you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
Stay in the Know
IMPORTANT COVID-19 information! In these uncertain times please consider the health of others when scheduling a consult. If you or ANYONE in your household has had a fever, cough or stomach upset in the past 48 hours PLEASE use our virtual consult option. In addition if you or anyone you have been in contact with has known COVID-19 exposure please use virtual option.
I practice an abundance of caution in both my personal and professional life and will also be adhering to the above. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time. BE WELL ! ~ Vicky Sullilvan
Can you still breastfeed if you have COVID-19?
Breastfeeding helps protect babies from a variety of illnesses. This is because breastmilk contains antibodies and other immune protective factors. If you have been diagnosed with or are suspected of having COVID-19, care should be taken to avoid spreading the virus to your baby while you continue to breastfeed. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html
If you have stopped breastfeeding there is help available to restart, please call for support.