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Valley West Hospital has temporarily suspended all Labor and Delivery services as of September 1. Please contact your obstetrician to discuss your delivery options.

If this is a medical emergency, please call 911.

Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital Breastfeeding Center

In Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital


Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital offers breastfeeding consultations. Please visit the Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Breastfeeding Center to learn about services and hours.

Parking and Transportation

Onsite parking is available for patients and visitors.


One-on-one breastfeeding consultations with a lactation consultant provide counsel and education to breastfeeding mothers and babies. Appointments may include taking a history and observing a breastfeeding session, as well as education and creating a follow-up plan. This service is by appointment only so that we may serve you better. To schedule a lactation consultation at Valley West Hospital, call 815.786.3695.

Mothers and babies are welcome to attend Valley West Hospital's Mom's Breastfeeding Support Groups. Drop in with your baby to meet other breastfeeding moms and receive the support and encouragement you need. Facilitated by a certified lactation consultant, this group is meant to provide support and assist with any issues you and baby may be experiencing with feeding. Please visit for meeting dates and times.

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Northwestern Medicine facilities offer access to world-class patient care across the greater Chicagoland area and Northern Illinois. Anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the No. 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.