Frequently Asked Questions 

Why see a Registered Dietitian?

  • Registered Dietitians (RDs) (also known as Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists (RDNs)) provide the highest level of nutrition care. Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist, but only a registered dietitian (RD or RDN) has completed multiple layers of education and training to become a licensed professional in evidence-based nutrition counseling and services. They are trained to help motivate you in creative strategies used with meal planning, grocery shopping, food journaling, mindful eating and more.

  • Dietitians do not give one-size-fits-all diet advice. It is personally tailored and designed to help you meet your unique nutrition goals. If your goal is weight loss, a dietitian will work with you to develop a safe, effective plan that results in a lifestyle change (rather than a quick fix – that may not last). You can receive reliable help managing chronic diseases (such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes or cancer) and a dietitian can help you understand your condition and provide education about the nutrients that affect it.

  • Dietitians can provide guidance with navigating food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances. Suffering from these can be discouraging and or even lead to nutrient deficiencies if a diet becomes too unbalanced. A dietitian can support you in reading food labels and finding substitutions.

  • Click this link to learn more about Registered Dietitians: http://www.eatright.org/

 

Why see an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant?

  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) are trained and credentialed as the experts in breastfeeding support and provide to the highest level of evidence-based care in the field of lactation.

  • IBCLCs have received clinical hands-on training and education and passed a comprehensive international exam covering a wide variety of topics in lactation initiation and management from pregnancy through weaning.

  • Click this link to learn more about International Board Certified Lactation Consultants: https://iblce.org/about_iblce/

 

What should I expect during a session with Rachel?

  • Rachel will dedicate time to get to know you. She will work with you and provide individualized tools and education to develop a plan to help you reach your unique nutrition and/or lactation goal(s).

  • Rachel can also provide a report of your visit(s) to your primary healthcare provider with your permission.

  • Nutrition Consults: After learning about your health history, eating and exercise habits, Rachel will help you set goals and prioritize.

  • Lactation Consults: After collecting a thorough history of mother and infant, Rachel will observe and assess a nursing session. She can assist with latch and positioning and discuss other questions and concerns you may have. She will customize a feeding plan and provide materials to help you reach your goals.

 

How does payment work?

  • Payment is due at the time of service via cash, check or credit card. Fees vary based on services so please contact Rachel for more details. Rachel is not currently in network with an insurance provider but can provide you with a visit receipt that you can submit to your insurance company. She cannot guarantee insurance reimbursement but encourages all clients to attempt to file a claim for reimbursement.

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