Vanessa Prinz


Prior to becoming an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), I enjoyed a successful, fast-paced career in marketing. Later, when my first child was born, I resigned to become a stay-at-home mom. At the time, I knew I wanted to breastfeed my son. The indisputable benefits of doing so had been instilled in me by my own mother, a proud member of La Leche League who breastfed through second-wave feminism in the late 1970s and early 1980s. While I was determined to stick it out no matter what obstacles might arise, I had no idea that I would embrace the experience as much as I did. My enthusiasm for breastfeeding translated into mentoring friends and family members, which led me to dream about—and ultimately pursue—a career as an IBCLC. Today, I am committed to helping other moms establish a positive breastfeeding relationship similar to the one I’ve enjoyed with all four of my children.



  • Hospital
  • Private Practice


I am currently an IBCLC at a west suburban hospital, both inpatient on the mother/baby floor and outpatient in the breastfeeding clinic.

Private Practice

I have played a long-term role at JOC Lactation Consultants private practice, offering private, in-home consultations.

  • Teaching the Work It, Pump It back-to-work breastfeeding class I developed
  • Creating and leading The Boob Group mom-to-mom breastfeeding support group
  • Providing follow-up client support through weekly Lactation Station breastfeeding clinics
  • Ongoing mentorship by one of Chicago’s most sought-after lactation consultants

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Call 708.497.9010

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