Illness Policy

Hey Mama Lactation and Perinatal Care
Illness Policy
Updated 7/2022

Communicable diseases are a part of our every day lives. Through guidelines from the CDC and the New Jersey State Department of Health, we have adopted the following guidelines to keep you and your family safe.

  • Upon arrival, we will wash our hands throughly
  • Masks are worn for the duration of our visit together
  • Hand sanitizer is used frequently
  • Fresh gloves are worn as applicable.
  • Equipment used including baby scale, ipad/iphone, head lamp, etc… are sanitized before, during, and after our visit.
Home visits are conducted following New Jersey’s Department of Health guidelines and the Center for
Disease Control guidelines.

We will not conduct a home visit if there are any signs of illness including, fever (above 100°F), sore throat, etc… and/or if there is known exposure to someone with a communicable disease.

When booking an in-home visit, you are acknowledging that you or no one in your household:
-Experiencing symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, sore throat, muscle pain, shivering, headache, or new loss of taste or smell)
-Has been in close contact with someone who tested positive for any communicable diseases including but not limited to COVID, flu, measles, and chicken pox.

*If you or anyone in your household has become sick before our visit, please contact me immediately to explore your options for rescheduling.*

For our visit, only the parent(s) of the baby should be present in the room where we meet. This not only reduces the spread of germs, but also helps us focus on the breastfeeding dyad. I will be wearing a mask When I arrive, I will wash my hands, then wipe down and set up my equipment. I will use hand sanitizer and hand washing throughout the visit. If I do an oral exam on baby or if I am touching any areas with bodily fluids, I will wear gloves. I will try to maintain distance between you and baby, but it may not be possible for the entire visit, and usually I will be holding baby at some point.

It is always my #1 goal to keep families safe and healthy, and now that is more important
than ever. However, of course, there is still risk involved with home visits as I cannot control
everything. If I find out that I had an exposure that may have occurred around the time of
your visit I will notify you immediately.
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