Empowering Lactation - New Mother / New Baby Care

Services in a nutshell

Personalized lactation care based on your family’s feeding goals, delivered via in-your-home or online appointments. Address all of your questions and concerns related to breastfeeding, chestfeeding, exclusive pumping, and other infant feeding/lactation issues. IBCLC-certified lactation consultant.

More about us

About Katie:

Katie Prezas is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant offering in-person and telehealth services in and around Chicago. In addition to her nearly 2.5 years of personal breastfeeding experience, Katie also has extensive training in human lactation from the University of California San Diego Extension.

One component that makes Empowering Lactation unique is Katie’s specialized training in perinatal mental health and trauma-informed care from Postpartum Support International.

Katie is a LGBTQ+ and BIPOC ally, ready to serve all families in our community.

Our services:

Empowering Lactation offers comprehensive services depending on your needs:

  • Prenatal Education: Learning about lactation before baby arrives is the ideal time to establish strategies and optimize your success.
  • In-Home Consultation: A home visit is essential for perfecting technique and solidifying your family’s breastfeeding knowledge.
  • Virtual Consultation: Telehealth is a great choice for follow up or when your family enters a new phase (e.g. solids, back to work).
  • Express Weight Check: This mini-visit will confirm baby’s weight and assess if growth is on target. Neonatal scale accurate to 2g is used.
  • Concierge Lactation Care: Highly personalized and hands-on care for parent and baby. During this longer in-home session, our counselor will walk through your history, provide in-depth assessments, and a same-day, comprehensive electronic care plan will be provided. Follow up care via text/email also available.
Our Team

  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
  • Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders: Components of Care – 2-Day Certificate of Course Completion from Postpartum Support International
  • Lactation Education Counselor certificate from University of California San Diego Extension
  • Pathway 2 Lactation Consultant program from University of California San Diego Extension
  • 350+ hours of clinical training

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