To ensure that you receive the best possible care for you and your newborn baby, I will stay in close contact with you after your birth to provide support, newborn weight checks, assist with breastfeeding, and answer any questions you may have. All of these services can be provided to you in the comfort of your home. My goal is to stay connected with you for a healthy breastfeeding relationship.
I became a CLC in 2006 and an IBCLC in 2015. I have three children; ages 11, 7 and 2. 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 2 1/2 year old who had larygomalacia 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 mommy and teacher to my own children, I currently work parttime in a hospital practice. In my private practice I will travel up to 50 miles to see mothers in the comfort of their own home. I also do phone consultations and have a sliding scale for charges.
I will send an email link before the appointment to gather your medical information. This intake takes 10 mins or less. The program I use is encrypted and HIPAA compliant. Please dont clean your house for me. Stay in comfortable clothing ie. nursing tops, pajamas. I will bring my own equipment and will spend up to 2 hours with you and your baby. We will formulate a plan together that works for you and your baby. I will provide a complimentary weigh check in my own home within 4 days of your home visit. As a private practice IBCLC in Illinois I cannot bill insurance unless I work under a physician. Payments are due the day services are rendered. I will email a superbill which contains my NPI number and diagnosis codes necessary for insurance processing. You must submit this to your claims processing address. I urge you to explore with your insurance company ahead of time what their coverage entails for lactation services.
Open most days til 9am to 2am.
232 Heatherfield Lane, DeKalb, IL 60115, US
Monday - Friday: 9am - 2pm
Saturday: 9am to 2pm & midnight to 2am
Sunday: 9am to 2pm & midnight to 2am
Please call 911