Lactation Consultation

Breastfeeding services are provided by Lisy Peters, MS, IBCLC, APN/PNP who is an Advanced Practice Pediatric Nurse Practitioner licensed by the state of Illinois. She is also an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Lisy has over 25 years of experience working with new moms and babies. Her extensive experience as a Neonatal ICU Nurse equipped her with the unique skill of caring for premature and special need infants. Her expertise, wisdom and compassionate care can be the best resource for you to enjoy the new life as a new parent.

A breastfeeding consultation includes:

  • assessment of mother and infant
  • taking a detailed health and feeding history
  • weighing the infant to assess weight gain/loss
  • observation of full feeding session
  • hands on assistance to maximize feeding skills and comfort

Milk intake at the breast is accurately measured by weighing the infant before and after nursing (with clothes) using a precise scale which measures up to half a teaspoon.

After the full assessment and measurement of milk transfer, the lactation consultant will suggest a feeding plan to best fit with mom’s and infant’s needs. The initial consultation may last between 60-90 minutes and should be coordinated with baby’s feeding time.

Breastfeeding success depends on several factors and one consultation may not be enough.  In an effort to support and promote breastfeeding follow-up visits are provided free of charge for customers.

Charges: $150 for initial consultation with free follow ups for self-paying customers

We accept Visa/Master Card/Discover/Check/Cash

Insurance Billing: Direct insurance billing for Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, AETNA PPO, Humana PPO, State of Illinois  Medicaid/AllKids/MomBaby Insurance and Medicare customers.

For customers with other health insurance we can offer an itemized superbill that can be submitted to your insurance for reimbursement.

We are an authorized AllKids Application Agent. We will do the application process for Families who wish to enroll in State of Illinois AllKids insurance.

Mother’s Milk: The most precious gift for a newborn baby that lasts a lifetime.