What I Do

Postpartum and Newborn Care

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I specialize in correcting latch issues, slow weight gain, premature infants, and tongue tie. I will gather Pre visit data, perform a pre/post feeding weight and then create a care plan that will work for you and your family’s needs. All of these services can be provided to you in the comfort of your home. My goal is to stay connected with you and give you all the support you need to build a healthy breastfeeding relationship. 

About Me

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I became a CLC in 2006 and an IBCLC in 2015.  I have three children; ages 12, 8 and 3. I really struggled in the beginning with breastfeeding my first child, born at 36 weeks. I continued to breastfeed her until she was 2 1/2 years having endured cracked nipples, thrush and making just barely enough milk when I returned to work fulltime to exclusively breastfeed. My second child came with an oversupply and an overactive letdown. He weighed in at 19 lbs at 3 months old, (exclusively breastfed).  He continued to breastfeed until age 3 yrs & 11 months. I am currently nursing a 3 1/2 year old who had laryngomalacia and reflux and again I struggled with an oversupply and overactive letdown.  I somehow got through those difficult, long evenings and the weeks turned into months and the months turned into years.  Breastfeeding, to me is the most empowering thing a woman can do—second to birthing.  You're growing a baby on the outside with an ultra, nutritionally complete, powerful medicine. In addition to being a mother and teacher to my own children, I also work parttime in a hospital-based practice.  Over the last thirteen years, I have helped thousands of mothers reach their breastfeeding goals.  

How it Works

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I will send an email link before the appointment to gather your medical information. This intake takes 10 mins or less. The Mobile Lactation Consultant software program I use is encrypted and 100% HIPAA compliant. Please don't clean your house for me. Stay in comfortable clothing ie. nursing tops, pajamas. I will bring my own equipment and will spend 90 mins to 2 hrs with you and your baby. We will formulate a plan together that works for you.  I am in the Ashland Lactation Network that can bill your insurance company, please contact me ahead of time so I can explain how this process works for lactation services. 

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After Hours Breastfeeding Support

232 Heatherfield Lane, DeKalb, IL 60115, US

(815) 751-6450

Hours

Center Hours:
Monday - Tuesday - Thursday - Friday            9 a.m. - 2 a.m.

Saturday:  9 a.m. to 2 p.m. & midnight to 2 a.m.

Sunday:     9 a.m. to 2 p.m. & midnight to 2 a.m.

Emergency Service:

Please call 911