Everyone I spoke to at Birthways before and after my son's birth helped me feel like there was a community of women who were genuinely interested in helping my family get off to a smooth start, both with the birth and beyond. I am so grateful!
Get your breastfeeding questions answered by a caring, compassionate Board Certified Lactation Consultant at our drop-in clinic.
At the clinic, you can:
- get your pressing breastfeeding questions answered
- receive hands-on support with positioning and latch
- weigh your baby with an accurate medical -grade scale
- get reassurance that you & your baby are on track
- get strategies for your return-to-work plan
Please note: You may be referred to an IBCLC for a full consultation if appropriate.
Not sure if the clinic will meet your needs? Feel free to call at 888-506-0607 x702 and we’ll complete a quick assessment to see if the clinic or a full visit is more appropriate for you and your baby.
The clinic is staffed by Alison Velasco, IBCLC
Alison is a Senior Postpartum Doula and an IBCLC as well as a mother of three children, Alex born 1995, Eric born 1998, Anika born in 2002 all of whom she breastfed. Alison moved to Peru in 1988, and as she became a mother came to see the lack of breastfeeding support available to mothers there and eventually co-founded La Leche League Peru in 2000. She has now returned to Evanston, Illinois with her family. She has supported nursing babies and their mothers for more than 15 years. She is thorough and compassionate with all of her clients as she troubleshoots and guides families to their vision of success.
Cost: $40 or $30 for Birthways Members (25% discount)
Schedule: Fridays, 10a - noon
Registration: The clinic can serve up to six families each week. Please sign up for the appropriate clinic here. No drop-ins, please. Pre-registration is required. Registration closes at 9 am the day of the clinic.