Assistance for Breast/Chest Feeding Concerns

Some mothers benefit from early guidance; others may get off to a great start but find they need help later on.

This clinic is your resource for many breast/chest feeding concerns, including: 

  • Milk supply
  • Difficulty latching 
  • Engorgement (swollen, tender breasts) 
  • Mastitis (breast inflammation) 
  • Pain during breastfeeding
  • Pumping and returning to work
  • Slow infant weight gain
  • Tongue Tie 
  • Weaning off formula supplements
Any other medical or developmental concerns about your baby will be referred back to your pediatrician.

What to Expect During the Visit

Our lactation consultant will: 

  • Inquire about your goals and concerns
  • Obtain a health history
  • Assess you and your baby
  • Observe you feeding the baby
  • Weigh your baby before and after feeding
  • Create a plan of care for you and your baby
All breast/chest feeding parents are welcome. Interpreter services and evening and weekend appointments are available.


Insurance Coverage and Other Forms of Payment

We are proud to offer this intensive level of breastfeeding support when you need it most, with several important features that make our program unique in the City of Chicago, including:

  • We accept most forms of insurance, including Medicaid and many marketplace plans, and bill them directly for lactation services.
  • Visits are covered without cost sharing for families, and multiple visits are covered in most cases.
  • More than 30% of our families return for more than one visit. 
  • We welcome all breast/chest feeding parents, regardless of where they gave birth.
  • Thanks to generous donations to Swedish Covenant Hospital Foundation, we will provide this service to all mothers, even those that are uninsured or otherwise unable to pay.

Making an Appointment

Your provider can refer you to this program, but a referral is not required. 

For more information or to make an appointment, call 773-989-1615 Monday through Friday or leave a voicemail after hours to request an appointment.