When baby makes three (or four or five), Mom and Dad have a lot to manage. It’s okay to ask for help and support, and have a little fun every now and then. We found essential services to make life with a little one easier. Flip through our album to see which people and places every new parent in Chicago should know about (and bookmark … and have on speed dial!).

Drop in Lactation Clinic: Lactation Partners at Sprout San Francisco

Learn about latches, holds and the proper equipment with the help of Lactation Partners, who are available at the cute shop Sprout San Francisco. Breastfeeding moms have called this team of IBCLCs lifesavers. With gentle guidance, consultants make breastfeeding as easy as possible. Not only will they help new moms fine tune your latch and check baby's weight, the bonus is that breastfeeding moms can connect with one another here. Clinics are held the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
 
Every other Thurs.; 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $40, cash or check
1943 W. Division St.
Wicker Park
773-489-0009
Online: lactationpartners.com

Photo: Nate Davis via flickr

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