After nine successful years in the business world, Melissa found her passion as soon as she started nursing her first-born.  Melissa quickly became active with several breastfeeding organizations and educated herself with every resource she could get her hands on.  Melissa found herself helping dozens of her friends overcome their breastfeeding challenges and, at the prompting and encouragement of those friends, Melissa decided to make a career of her passion.

Melissa is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), a Certified Lactation Counselor, and an accredited Breastfeeding USA Counselor.  She co-founded the North Shore chapter of Breastfeeding USA.

Melissa lives in Highland Park, Illinois, with her husband and three children.


“Melissa has been a huge support and amazing resource! She’s provided me with a listening ear and guided me through several hurdles.” –N.S., Highland Park

“Simply put, Melissa is THE reason I nursed my younger son from birth until age one.  When my older sold was born I only breastfed him until he was a few months old and then decided to stop and switch to formula. After much thought, I realized it was because I just didn’t have the knowledge and the support to keep going. When it comes to breastfeeding, Melissa is a wealth of knowledge and such a tremendous support. I truly can’t recommend her enough!” –E.S., Northbrook

“Whether it’s your first or your third baby, there’s no avoiding bumps along the road with nursing (at least not for me). Melissa was an invaluable resource for me, helping me regain my nursing sea legs with my daughter. She was extremely knowledgeable and patient with my many questions, and it was her encouragement and support that has preserved our nursing relationship that got off to a rocky start.” –R.F., Wilmette