Welcome to Maternal Child Connections

Every mother wants the best after the birth of her newborn: the ability to bond with the baby, ease of breastfeeding, emotional stability, and a cohesive family. Since 2015, Maternal Child Connections has been assisting Chicago parents to create bonds that last, one family at a time. Whether a new or seasoned parent, Maternal Child Connections will remain at your side as you learn your new baby’s needs. This is our expertise, and our passion!

Lisa Zimmermann RN, CPN, IBCLC will assist your family with lactation consultations, postpartum doula services, or placenta encapsulation. Each visit from Maternal Child Connections will leave you feeling confident in your ever-changing role as a mother, and your postpartum expert will be available to answer questions as your baby grows.

Postpartum Doula

Postpartum Doula

Your postpartum expert is like the mother, sister, or best friend—she is there to help you with whatever you need. She can help you learn about your baby, your postpartum body, and breastfeeding.

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“Lisa was a great resource as a first time mom. She came to my house the very next day after leaving the hospital and routinely checked in with me throughout my first few days at home. Her support made me more confident not only as a breastfeeding mom, but a mom overall.” ~ Jessica, Lincoln Square

“My wife and I are so happy that Lisa was our lactation consultant. She made the effort to find out what was important to my wife, and I was impressed that she paid attention to my concerns as a father. Although I couldn't nurse our baby, she understood that I had an important support role to play in the process.” ~ Krishna, West Town

“The most helpful part of Lisa's service was the follow ups. She was available by phone and text for weeks and weeks after our session. I don't know any other professional that puts that time and energy into their service. She was not only available, but checked in with me.” ~ Laura, Wicker Park