Local Resources

Locations for Breastpumps and Breastfeeding Supplies

The Lactation Network
Insurance covered in-home lactation visits

Ashland Breast Pumps
Insurance covered breast pumps

Ameda breastfeeding products and breast pumps.

Medela breastfeeding products and breastpumps.

Hygeia breastfeeding products and breast pumps.

Spectra breastfeeding products and breast pumps.

Mom and Baby Boutiques

Mom and baby boutiques offer a variety of items and services that may including nursing bras and clothing, breastfeeding supplies and support, breast pumps, baby carriers, baby clothes and toys, cloth diapers and more.

Local Support for New Parents

    • Neighborhood Parents Network
      Connects a diverse community of families with the resources they need to navigate parenting in the city.
    • Fussy Baby Network
      1.888.431.BABY (2229)
      Warmline for nationwide telephone support.
    • The Chicago New Moms Group
      A professionally led education and peer support program for new moms of babies ages birth to 6 months old. It is an opportunity to come together to discuss the ups and downs of being a brand new, first time mother in a supportive and nurturing environment.
    • Better Balance Counseling, Ltd
      Hillary Pilotto, LCPC 
      137 N. Oak Park Avenue Suite 206
      Oak Park, IL 60301

      We provide support to women through the transition of motherhood. Working with women who are struggling to conceive or those that have lost a pregnancy or baby. We work with women in their pregnancy to manage the emotional highs and lows that can take place. We support women and partners during postpartum to help mom get on the road to physical and emotional well-being.

    • Illinois Moms of Multiples
      Moms support group for mothers of twins, triplets and more! Located in the northern suburbs of Chicago, we meet once a month (and more) to discuss issues specific to mothers of multiples. Our meetings take place the first Wednesday of the month, in the evening, rotating among members’ homes in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. We exchange stories and ideas with one another and learn from outside speakers we have invited to talk with us.

PostPartum Doula Serivces

Postpartum doulas will do whatever a mother needs to best enjoy and care for her new baby. A large part of their role is education. They share information about baby care with parents, as well as teach siblings and partners to “mother the mother.” They assist with breastfeeding education. Postpartum doulas also make sure the mother is fed, well hydrated and comfortable.