Breastfeeding Classes and Lactation Services Available for North and Northwest Suburban Parents
The American Academy of Pediatrics Breastfeeding Policy states, “Breastfeeding and human milk are the normative standards for infant feeding and nutrition,” reaffirming their recommendation to provide, “exclusive breastfeeding for about six months followed by continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced with continuation for one year or longer as mutually desired by mother and infant.” Yet, preparing to breastfeed your child can be overwhelming. Information online or in books is often conflicting and how to apply the lessons you read to your individual situation can be unclear.
Now there is somewhere to turn for
reliable medical advice and planning. PediaTrust, the largest private network of pediatricians in the state
of Illinois, understands your challenges and has simple solutions with its new Breastfeeding
Classes, as well as Lactation Support
Caring for the health of your
newborn starts before he or she arrives. A
Great Start breastfeeding classes are held in Northbrook, IL, and taught by the area’s most experienced lactation
consultants certified by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants
Both parents are encouraged to
attend the class, which addresses your individual needs and roles while also
· Breastfeeding Basics
· Effective Latch
· Establishing Good Milk Supply
· How to Know Your Baby is Getting Enough Milk
· Positioning Options
· Breastfeeding Do’s and Don’ts
· Balancing Work and Breastfeeding
Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.
PediaTrust Headquarters (CVS Caremark Building)
2215 Sanders Rd.
Northbrook, IL 60062
To register today, contact
Paula at 847-579-9237.
A number of PediaTrust offices
located across the north and northwest suburbs are helping parents of newborn babies
explore their breastfeeding options. Individual consultations are available by
appointment with the area’s most experienced, IBCLC-certified lactation
consultants. Appointments include an individual
assessment and a customized, on-going lactation plan to ensure that you
are successful in meeting your breastfeeding goals.
today by contacting Paula at
PediaTrust, a new
partnership of seven pediatric
practices consisting of 32 physicians located in the north and northwest
suburbs of Chicago, is on its own unique mission. It formed in late 2012
recognizing that many pediatricians in the area were integrating with large
healthcare systems. They felt the need to pursue a different path and remain
independent. Realizing strength in numbers, the practices joined forces to
achieve a common goal – to preserve the patient care excellence they had
The innovative partnership allows
physicians who are all on staff at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s
Hospital of Chicago to remain in charge of their practices while improving
efficiencies and providing high quality patient care.
Members include Elm Street
Pediatrics (Winnetka), Fairview Pediatrics (Grayslake), Highland Park
Pediatrics (Highland Park), Lake Shore Pediatrics (Barrington, Lake Forest,
Libertyville), Pediatric Associates of Barrington (Crystal Lake, Fox River
Grove), Pediatric Partners (Highland Park, Vernon Hills), and Premier
for more information on locations and services.