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We recommend that you have an initial consult with a private practice lactation consultant (LC) before you have your baby. You may be able to get a short interview for no charge by phone. La Leche League meetings can also be helpful for new mothers planning to breastfeed.

Some families experience challenges when trying to initiate breastfeeding, no matter what kind of birth they have had. Parents can be so confused by the time they leave the hospital that an alarming number have almost no self confidence when they begin parenting. Trying to find someone while in crisis and experiencing hormonal fluctuations will just add to the stress levels. An Internationally board certified (IBCLC) qualification is the highest form of LC certification. Be sure to check qualifications as training and background can vary a great deal.

See alphabetical listings below. Please contact the practitioner directly to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions about breastfeeding support, how to initiate breastfeeding and more. Be sure to let them know BirthLink sent you!


"The wonderful thing about breastfeeding is that any mother can give her child the best start, no matter what their income!"
- Lactation Consultant, Lactnet List for Breastfeeding Advocates




 

Birthways Labor Support and

Postpartum Doula Services
Chicago IL
888-506-0607
www.birthwaysinc.com
info@birthwaysinc.com
Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs

Birthways unique model of breastfeeding support pairs the holistic approach of a postpartum doula with board certified lactation support (IBCLC) when needed.  Free IBCLC-staffed warm line support provided to all Birthways clients.

Breastfeed, Chicago!

Breastfeed, Chicago! (FB)

breastfeedchiacgo@yahoo.com

Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs

Breastfeed Chicago is a network of moms all over Chicagoland who love breastfeeding and want to show that breastfeeding is a natural, normal part of parenting our children.

 

Jeanne Cygnus IBCLC
Cygnus Lactation Services
Mundelein IL
847-837-4091
www.cygnuslactation.com
jeanne@cygnuslactation.com
Area Served: Chicago & Suburbs &

Southern WI

IBCLCs on staff provide a full range of breastfeeding support; An LPC (Licensed Practical Counselor) provides full service
distance counseling services, especially related to depression or family transitions; Dietician to help provide excellent advice related to special dietary requirements.

 

 

Jeanne Cygnus IBCLC

LactCorp Solutions

Mundelein IL

800-880-1605

www.LactCorp.com

Jeanne@LactCorp.com

Area Served: All 50 States & Puerto Rico

Staff IBCLCs (Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants) provide phone information and support for employees of companies across the country.  We also have a Licensed Practical Counselor on staff providing distance counseling services.  We also provide on-site seminars and lactation-room set-up assistance.

 

Lori Beth Geils CPM IBCLC CD
Dove Miracle Moments
Addison IL
312-600-8324

www.dovemiraclemoments.com
dovedoula@yahoo.com
Area Served: Chicagoland Area & NW Indiana

“Mothering the Mother” Prenatally Throughout Postpartum & Beyond.
Joyfully serving over 800 families to date, since 1994. Christian Focus; Midwife (Indiana & Wisc), International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Labor Monitrice & Postpartum Doula. Extensive experience with Multiples, Overnight Postpartum Doula Care & Breastfeeding Support.

 

Barbara Hardin RN BSN IBCLC
The Mother's Milk Company
Cicero IL
773-595-5593

www.mothersmilkco.com
barbara@mothersmilkco.com
Area Served: Chicago & Near Western Suburbs

Helping mothers and babies achieve their best breastfeeding experience through professional support, education and individualized care. In-home consultation for breastfeeding mothers and infants. Serving the Chicago area since 1988. All services are provided by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants.

 

 

 

 

La Leche League International
Schaumburg IL
800-525-3243 International Office
847-519-7730 IL Admin Office
877-4-LaLeche (877-452-5324/ To Find US Groups or Leaders
www.lalecheleague.org
Area Served: International

Locate a leader, meetings or get help w/breastfeeding problems, quarterly magazine w/membership, conferences.

 

Jean Vondriska MEd IBCLC
The Mother's Milk Company
Cicero IL
773-595-5593

www.mothersmilkco.com
Area Served: Chicago & Near Western Suburbs

Helping mothers and babies achieve their best breastfeeding experience through professional support, education and individualized care. In-home consultation for breastfeeding mothers and infants. Serving the Chicago area since 1988. All services are provided by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants.

 

Gwenen Wilbur RN IBCLC
The Mother's Milk Company
Cicero IL
773-595-5593

www.mothersmilkco.com

gwenen@mothersmilkco.com
Area Served: Chicago & Near Western Suburbs

Helping mothers and babies achieve their best breastfeeding experience through professional support, education and individualized care. In-home consultation for breastfeeding mothers and infants. Serving the Chicago area since 1988. All services are provided by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants.

 

Juli Walter IBCLC
The Mother's Milk Company
Cicero IL
773-595-5593

www.mothersmilkco.com
Area Served: Chicago & Near Western Suburbs

Helping mothers and babies achieve their best breastfeeding experience through professional support, education and individualized care. In-home consultation for breastfeeding mothers and infants. Serving the Chicago area since 1988. All services are provided by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants.


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