Professional lactation support to help you meet your feeding goals
Professional Lactation Consultants
Support to help you meet your feeding goals - serving the western suburbs of Chicago.
We believe all moms should have access to lactation support. Through a partnership with The Lactation Network, our services will now be covered by a select group of insurance plans. Click below to visit our services and pricing page for insurance details.
While the training and certification process to become an IBCLC is extensive, very few lactation consultants have a background in healthcare. As a NICU nurse and a NICU speech-language pathologist, we are uniquely positioned to manage the complexities of breastfeeding. We can help you expertly navigate feeding related challenges and collaborate with yours and baby’s providers to ensure a care plan is established that allows everyone to feel comfortable and satisfied. Some feeding related challenges include:
Poor weight gain
Low milk supply
Along with our roles as direct patient care providers we are working towards advancing the breastfeeding care of moms and babies. Our team is involved in research, community advocacy and policy changes to create more breastfeeding-friendly environments.
As neonatal healthcare specialists and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC), the team at Lactation Care Connection is here to collaborate with you to best meet your baby’s nutritional needs …
“As a first time Mom I didn’t know what to expect when it came to breastfeeding. I took a class and read all the hand outs that my OB provided and even then I was still at a loss once my daughter was born. My daughter was born 2 weeks early and was a whopping 6 lbs, my pediatrician was concerned about my daughter’s slow weight gain and recommended I seek out assistance from a lactation specialist. A friend referred me to Anne, and I’m so glad she did. Anne was patient, kind, and reassuring. She not only helped me with breastfeeding but helped to ease my PPA. She helped me to figure out techniques that helped my daughter nurse, transfer milk and ultimately gain weight. She helped me to build confidence as a new mother and provided me with the reassurance that I needed. I would’ve truly been lost without her. I have been exclusively breastfeeding for three months now, and I have Anne to thank for that!"
We know that breastfeeding is a different experience for every family. We are here to assess and help with what YOU need to be successful in your breastfeeding journey. Our consultants are based in the western suburbs of Chicago and available for in home and virtual consults. Our in person service area includes: Brookfield, La Grange, La Grange Park, Western Springs, Clarendon Hills, Glen Ellyn, Naperville, Wheaton, Hinsdale, Westmont, Oakbrook, Elmhurst, Villa Park, Lombard, Downers Grove. Our team will make every effort to accommodate in-person visits outside of this service area, but we can always accommodate virtual visits as well.
A typical consult session includes:
Pre and post-weight breastfeeding evaluation
Latch and positioning assistance
Feeding care plan
Virtual visits are an effective way of assessing breastfeeding. If at any time we feel like a virtual visit is not sufficient for your needs, we will discuss this with you and arrange for an in person visit. Visit will be conducted on a HIPAA compliant, secure video chat via Google Meet.