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Lactation Center

Breastfeeding is the preferred method of feeding by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization. Breastfeeding has many proven advantages for both babies and mothers.

Advantages for babies

  • Easy to digest providing optimal nutrition
  • Helps protect against allergies, viral and bacterial infections including ear infections, meningitis and diarrhea
  • Decreases risk for obesity and heart disease
  • Encourages jaw, tooth and speech development

Advantages for women

  • Convenient and economical with no preparation or additional expense
  • Enhances the mother/baby relationship
  • Reduces the risk of ovarian and breast cancer

Breastfeeding Services Available at Rush-Copley

Rush-Copley’s Lactation Center offers many resources to help you and your baby have a successful breastfeeding experience. In fact, our breastfeeding rate is much higher than the national average.

Our Lactation Center is staffed seven days a week by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC), which means they are specially-trained to help mothers learn the technique of breastfeeding, provide breastfeeding information and prevent and solve any breastfeeding problems. It is also staffed with two breastfeeding peer counselors who are also certified lactation counselors.

The center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with some evening and night hours and can be reached by calling 630-978-6235. Spanish speaking lactation consultants are also available.

Inpatient Services

Our lactation consultants are available for breastfeeding assistance and education during your hospital stay. Free manual breast pumps are provided to all breastfeeding mothers in the hospital and breast pump kits are available as needed. In addition, the center offers special support for mothers of multiples and babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Outpatient Services

The Lactation Center provides breastfeeding assistance even after you leave the hospital. Success with breastfeeding is our top priority during this important time while transitioning home. The center is designed to offer the same comfort and privacy as your own home.

Outpatient services include:

  • Free weight checks by appointment
  • Free phone consultations
  • Outpatient services for breastfeeding assistance by appointment
  • Prenatal consultations by phone or appointment
  • Breast pump rental and sales by appointment

The Lactation Center’s pump rental station sells Ameda and Medela pumps as well as pump parts and milk storage bags. Ameda breast pumps are also available for rental.

Resources for Breastfeeding Moms

Lactation Consultants
630-978-6235
Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Breast Pump Rental Program
Rush-Copley Lactation Center
630-978-6235

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