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SAT 9 AM - 11:30 AM


What Is A Breastfeeding Consultation?

A breastfeeding consultation at the Children’s Clinic of Nashville is a meeting between one or both parents, the baby, and our International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Sally Rader. The doctors and Nurse Practitioners at TCCN support the American Academy of Pediatrics statement which recommends “exclusive breastfeeding for about 6 months, and then continuing breastfeeding while introducing complementary foods until your child is 12 months or older” to provide the best nutrition for a growing child. While breastfeeding may seem like a natural process, it can be much more challenging than women expect.

Sally has Experience Helping with Numerous Breastfeeding Issues:

  • Failure of milk to “come in”, low milk supply
  • Slow weight gain
  • Baby that is sleepy at the breast
  • Oversupply of milk
  • Pain with breastfeeding, nipple soreness, and nipple break-down
  • Tongue-tie
  • Weaning from supplementation
  • Using your pump, pumping
  • Planning for going back to work

Meet Our Lactation Consultant

Sally Rader, CPNP, IBCLC earned her BSN from the University of Alabama and her MSN from Vanderbilt University. Sally developed a passion for breastfeeding while working as a Registered Nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Vanderbilt. After becoming a Nurse Practitioner, Sally discovered the need for breastfeeding education and support for her primary care patients and their families. She trained in the clinical management of breastfeeding and became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. Sally is dedicated to helping mothers and babies of the Children’s Clinic of Nashville with breastfeeding success.

would you like to schedule a breastfeeding consultation?

Please contact Sally by calling the office or sending a message via the patient portal. Messages received during business hours will be returned the same day.

Are There Fees Associated?

Consultation Fees Include:

    • After Hours Phone Consult: $30 for a 15 minute consult. $15 for each additional 15 minutes.
    • Home Consult: $220.00 for 60 minute consult
      • Please have your credit card information available at time of call or visit.
    • In office or Tele- Consults during business hours: $125 for 60 minute consult

The office will bill your insurance company for an in office or Tele-Consult. If the full price of the visit is not covered, the family will not be responsible for any payment more than the above prices.

Sally’s Recommendations!

Sally recommends the following resources for those interested in learning more about breastfeeding::

Please contact the office if you are interested in renting one of these books free of charge.

Your Neighborhood Pediatrician

Finding the right group of local doctors to work with you and your child can be challenging. At The Children’s Clinic of Nashville, we believe in building relationships with our patients as a way to better serve and improve overall health and wellness. If you are interested in joining the TCCN community, visit our Resources Section for more information about our insurance and new patient forms.


Visiting The Pediatrician

We understand the importance of finding a comfortable medical home for your infant, child, and teenager. We welcome you to schedule a complimentary appointment to meet one of the doctors and learn more about our practice. These appointments are tailored for expectant parents and families that are new to the Nashville area and are looking for a medical home.

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Pediatric Urgent Care

We make it our goal to be with your child every step of the way and understand there are times when sickness or injury happens when you least expect it. We provide our established patients urgent care visits to ensure your child receives the best comprehensive medical care. By offering urgent care visits to our patients, it allows our dedicated team of professionals to continually be involved in the health of your child.


Children’s Behavioral Health

The Children’s Clinic of Nashville transcends more than just primary care visits. We have consultation appointments available when you have questions or concerns that extend outside the typical Well Visit. Our consultations provide you and your doctor more time to discuss what matters to you most and work toward an effective solution.

Children's Clinic of Nashville - Green Hills, Belle Meade

4322 Harding Pike, Suite 313 Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 297-9541