Lactation Consultation Services

Lactation consultation by telephone or e-mail

Most problems are best handled in person but some questions can be answered on the phone or through e-mail and I will be happy to do so. If it is more complicated I will tell you. For established patients (those who have had a home session with this baby) there is no charge for follow-up phone calls. For Non-Established Clients the charge for telephone assistance is $15.00 for up to 10 minutes and $1.00 for each minute there after. E-mail assistance will be charged at $10.00 per e-mail. Payment can be made by credit card over the phone.

Online Consultations

It is of paramount importance that we protect ourselves and our families from the spread of the COVID-19 virus. It is equally important that breastfeeding families receive the support and assistance they want and need.

In order to do so, I am offering online consultations. Please contact me for an appointment 1 847-512-7187 or at 800-LACTATE or e-mail me at

Breastfeeding Education

My role is to help parents sort through the information they have been given and that which has been passed on to them. It is essential to sort out the facts from the myths so that parents can make informed decisions for themselves. You can read some common breastfeeding myths heremore myths herestill more myths here, and more and more myths here.

Postpartum Support

I am available to all the families in my practice on an on-going basis to help them with breastfeeding and parenting issues. I am happy to provide book and resource information so that the family can get the information they need to make the decisions that will work best for them.

Newborn Assessment

While I am not a physician or a nurse, my years of working with babies allows me to assess:

  • their color
  • their nutritional status
  • their hydration
  • their neurologic and respiratory status
  • their oral anatomy
  • structural assessment

I weigh most of the babies that I see.

Happy Notes

CranioSacral Therapy

CranioSacral therapy is a light touch therapy that releases tensions in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole body health.

  • colic
  • generally fussiness or being unsettled
  • not sleeping well
  • pre and post lip tie revision
  • torticollis
  • plagiocephaly