Drop In Clinics

Drop In Clinics are a great way for a mom and baby to get a little extra help with breastfeeding and connect with other nursing moms. At a Drop-In Clinic an IBCLC will weigh your baby, give you some pointers on latching, getting comfortable while nursing your baby and will help you trouble shoot the challenges you are experiencing. The Drop-In Clinics below provide a comfortable relaxed atmosphere where breastfeeding is the norm.

Community Breastfeeding Drop-In Clinic

Wednesdays from 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Sod Room the Unique Indoor Playspace
1454 S. Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60605
The cost is $40

1st & 3rd Monday of every month Cost: $40
Gather, An Urban Retreat
1:00 – 2:30 pm
602 Davis Street
Evanston IL 60201
The cost is $40

Jean Helen Vondriska, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, will work with you and your baby to help you meet your breastfeeding goals in a relaxed and nurturing environment. Yes, there will be cookies!

Lactation Drop-In Clinic

Every other Tuesday
Monica and Andy
12:00 – 2:00 pm
2038 N. Halsted Street
Lincoln Park, Chicago
Check website for dates.
The cost is $40 cash or check payment
Juli Billings Walter, IBCLC, will provide you with assistance for your baby’s latch, a scale available for weight checks, a forum to ask questions or just a chance to connect with other breastfeeding moms.

Please note: Drop-In Clinics are not intended for complex breastfeeding difficulties. An in-home consultation may be scheduled for more in depth breastfeeding help.

Breastfeeding Classes

Make Breastfeeding Work for You and Your Baby

Taught by International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Barbara Hardin of The Mother’s Milk Company.
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 – CANCELLED – NEW DATE TO BE POSTED SOON
7:00 PM – 9:00 pm
Oak Park Pediatrics
1107 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
To register call 708-383-2900 or email

Breastfeeding Basics Workshop Sponsored by Sharp Mamas

Taught by International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Barbara Hardin of The Mother’s Milk Company.
Date: TBA
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Serenity Family Wellness
641 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60130
Register at Sharp Mamas

Support Groups for Moms

FREE Support Group Meeting For Mothers

This is an ongoing support group for mothers (not just new mothers), facilitated by Denyse Ffrench, to meet and discuss anything that they wish. There is no agenda, just a place for mothers to meet and get support from each other. This is a FREE meeting.

Sweet Peas Studio
3717 N. Ravenswood Suite 213

Please let Denyse know if you are planning to attend. ( Babies and toddlers/children are always welcome. Also, pregnant people are welcome to come and get a jump on meeting friends who also have babies.

New Moms Group at Swedish Covenant Hospital

All are welcome. Whether you gave birth at Swedish Covenant Hospital or somewhere else, come share your experiences with others in the community. The group will be facilitated by midwives, psychologists, lactation consultants and other experts, and will cover topics such as postpartum body changes, feeding challenges, exercising post-delivery, dealing with baby blues and more.
Babies are welcome!

Date: Wednesdays
Time: 10:30 am to noon
Cost: FREE
Location: Swedish Covenant Hospital, Women’sHealth Center
Galter Pavilion 4th Floor
5140 N. California Ave.
Questions: 773.878.8200 ext. 5300