Gail Macklin

Gail is a registered nurse, and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. She has an extensive background in Maternal/Child Health. Gail started her career as a pediatric nurse at Children's Memorial Hospital, and she worked as an OB nurse at Evanston Hospital for eight years. She worked as a school nurse at Meridian Middle School, and she was one of the Lactation Consultants at Good Shepherd Hospital for five years, assisting families with babies in the standard and the Special Care Nursery. Gail currently works with many corporations, setting up and instituting corporate lactation programs.

Her dream for many years was to open a state-of-the-art lactation center in the Chicagoland area to offer one-on-one in-person lactation assistance to new moms in the community. Her dream was realized in May of 2009, when she opened New Mother New Baby, a lactation center, mother/baby boutique, and education center. Gail is also a student of reknowned physician and herbalist Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, and she is completing a course, entitled Foundations in Herbal Medicine. She is thrilled to provide Northbrook and the surrounding communities with a natural parenting store with up-to-date information on a variety of topics! Gail is also a certified infant massage instructor.

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