Feeding Your Baby

Breastfeeding & Lactation Support

Evidence shows that preparing for breastfeeding, together with follow-up with a lactation expert, and encouragement from partners and family members greatly minimizes early cessation of breastfeeding.

Not sure which option will best help you set yourself up for breastfeeding success? We're happy to guide you!

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Breastfeeding 101 Group Class

Gain the skills to get off to a good start and meet your long-term breastfeeding goals with this 2-hour class taught by a Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)*.

At the end of this 2-hr class you will understand:


How to best support your baby’s natural instincts to nurse


Your baby’s anatomy, reflexes, and hard wiring


The newborn’s first feeding and strategies for overcoming common challenges


Where to get resources for extra help

This class is offered on the 2nd Monday of each month from 6-8pm. Online until future notice.


Breastfeeding & Lactation Support Package

Gain breastfeeding skills and receive expert support after your baby has arrived.

This package includes the Breastfeeding 101 Group Class plus two 30-minute lactation warmline support calls for basic questions/needs.

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Personalized Clinical Lactation Consultation

Whether you are experiencing challenges with nursing or just want some reassurance that things are on track - we are here for you!

Receive a full evaluation with one of our clinical experts. A Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) will review your and your baby's health history and help with your lactation-related concerns.

This service *may* be covered by your insurance. We encourage you to look into your specific health plan, FSA or HSA. Verify your insurance coverage here.

All consultations last up to 90 minutes.

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Lactation Guidance with Warmline

Whether you’re nursing, pumping, formula-feeding, or using a combination of approaches to nourish your baby, personalized guidance is only a phone call away.

Warmline support is designed to provide expert answers to the lactation questions you’re experiencing, but it is not a replacement for Consultation or evaluation of feeding challenges, nor does it provide medical advice.

Schedule a phone call for you to speak with an IBCLC to address:


Immediate questions or concerns about breast/chest feeding and nursing


Support for pumping: pump selection, fit and making pumping schedules to fit your needs


Bottle feeding support – whether using formula or breast milk


Determine if a Full Consultations is needed (via webcall or in-person)


Discuss introducing solids, weaning, co-nursing and other topics related to feeding your child

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Pregnancy, Labor & Birth

Gain confidence with childbirth classes. Understand what's normal and avoid common pitfalls. Get access to a trusted doula for personalized support.


Breastfeeding & Lactation

Get the guidance you need to nourish your little one without the discomfort and pain. Make breastfeeding that special time of bonding it was meant to be.


Postpartum & Newborn

Say goodbye to sleepless nights and Googling questions about baby's health. Get a custom plan for support from birth to your baby's first year.

Founded in 1997

Not just another doula or childbirth education provider...

When you work with Birthways, you benefit from partnering with nationally recognized experts and the most experienced doula service provider in the Chicago area.