Breast N Baby


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Dr. Carol Chamblin, DNP, APN, RN, IBCLC
In 1982 I graduated from Lutheran General School of Nursing in Park Ridge, IL with a diploma in nursing. Post-graduation I began working as a registered nurse in the Special Care Nursery at Northwestern-Prentice Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. Caring for premature infants has been my passion ever since I began my nursing career.
In 1986 I graduated with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Loyola University in Chicago, IL. From there I continued to work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and decided to continue my education. In 1989 I achieved my Masters of Science in Perinatal Nursing (MSN) from the University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr Carol Chamblin
My mentor from the program is Paula Meier, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director for Clinical Research and Lactation, Neonatal Intensive Care at Rush University Medical Center. Paula's research focuses on the breastfeeding needs of preterm infants. She is my ongoing mentor and friend for my professional career as an expert in the field of lactation. She has taught me to practice according to the science and research findings that impact the best outcomes for mothers and infants.
In 2012 I graduated with my Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Rush University with Paula Meier and Janet Engstrom, CNM, RN as my mentors. My project was "Offering Lactation Services by the Advanced Practice Nurse in Pediatric Practices".
Participating with a certification as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in my position as a licensed Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) has granted me to be an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Being an in-network provider allows me access to insurance reimbursement for my services as well as the provision of breast pumps.
After several years working as a lactation consultant in the hospital setting, I began my private practice in 1999. Building my private practice has been the most difficult, yet rewarding experience of my lifetime. Several years later my practice expanded to providing APN level lactation services within 3 pediatric offices of DuPage Medical Group as a contractual agreement. Suburban Pediatrics in Niles, IL is another pediatric practice that I work with for providing breastfeeding-related care.
My ongoing passion is to provide lactation-related care based on research findings. It is not important to me to pressure a mother to continue to breastfeed. I believe in providing accurate information so that mothers can make informed choices regarding their decision to breastfeed or not. Breastfeeding can occur in many different ways. Breast milk feeding by mothers who decide to only pump have healthy benefits for themselves and for their infants.
My role in providing breastfeeding-related care is inclusive of prenatal education to get ready for breastfeeding, early assistance after delivery, and ongoing effective interventions for the continuation of breastfeeding for as long as the mother chooses to breastfeed her infant. I manage many breastfeeding problems effectively so that mothers can continue to breastfeed if they choose to do so. There are many ways to resolve most breastfeeding problems. © Copyright 2018