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Northwestern Medicine Breastfeeding Resource Center McHenry

In Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital

Overview

Northwestern Medicine has a dedicated breastfeeding resource center in McHenry to provide professional support for nursing mothers.

After the birth of your child, breastfeeding support is provided by nurses as well as Northwestern Medicine’s certified lactation consultants at your bedside. Our nursing team will teach you how to establish breastfeeding, maintain an adequate supply of breast milk and show you ways to ensure breastfeeding success. Breastfeeding products such as manual or electric pumps are available for in-hospital use and for purchase when you are returning home. Hospital-grade double electric breast pumps are available for rent as well.

Northwestern Medicine also offers breastfeeding classes and support groups led by certified lactation consultants that will address any concerns or questions you may have.

Parking and Transportation

Onsite parking is available for patients and visitors.

Services

The various services provided at the Northwestern Medicine Breastfeeding Resource Center via appointment include:

  • Assist mothers and babies during private one-on-one outpatient consultations
  • Assess adequate milk intake through observation and by weighing the infant
  • Address questions and concerns about the breastfeeding process
  • Conduct private bra fittings and sell various sizes of nursing bras
  • Provide breastfeeding products, supplies and accessories for sale and rent
  • Convenient resource for standard and hard-to-find breastfeeding products
  • Care coordination between patient, baby and physician (obstetrician, pediatrician, family practitioner)
  • Resource for all nursing mothers hospital-wide and in our community

Private outpatient services are available by appointment at the Northwestern Medicine Breastfeeding Resource Center. Payment may be required at time of service depending on your insurance plan. To ask questions or schedule an appointment, please call 815.759.4839.

Breastfeeding Support Groups

Breastfeeding support groups are held once a week and are drop-in style. All breastfeeding moms and children are welcome.

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Northwestern Medicine Hospital - McHenry
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Why Choose Us

Northwestern Medicine facilities offer access to world-class patient care across the greater Chicagoland area and Northern Illinois. Anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the #1 hospital in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report, our clinical and administrative staff and medical and science faculty come together every day with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.

With Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, we’re dedicated to consistently providing high-quality, cost-effective, patient-focused care. We seek to improve the health of the communities, individuals, family and friends we serve by delivering a broad range of services with leading medicine and compassion. Because what makes us better, makes you better.