Moms, Lactation Consultants are Available

Lake Forest Pediatrics has two providers who are Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultants, Dr. Katie Hidaka, MD, IBCLC and Melissa Hilb, CPNP, IBCLC.

Dr. Hidaka joined Lake Forest Pediatrics in 2009. After taking a brief hiatus in 2022, she has returned to the group with her lactation consulting certification and is exclusively doing lactation consultations. She has available appointments on Monday and Tuesday at our Vernon Hills office and Thursday at our Lake Bluff office.

In addition to being a board certified lactation consultant, Melissa Hilb is also one of our nurse practitioners.  She has lactation appointments available on Monday, Thursday and Friday – office location varies depending on her schedule that day.

Mothers, if you are experiencing :
– sore nipples/painful latch
– low milk supply
– pumping questions
– breast refusal/nursing strike
– bottle refusal
– need help with strategies for twins/multiples
– plugged ducts / oversupply
you can set up a lactation appointment to discuss any of these concerns.

Please call 847-295-1220 or reach out via the Patient Portal to schedule a lactation appointment.