Amanda Gordon, MS, RDN, LDN, IBCLC


While Amanda Gordon finds immediate joy in helping her smallest patients meet their moms’ personal nutrition and breastfeeding goals, she also appreciates the longer-term successes of other patients.

“There’s a ripple effect our work has on patients,” Amanda explains. “When a child’s nutritional needs are met, other developmental milestones fall into place that can change the entire trajectory of their lives.”

A registered dietitian (RD) and licensed nutritionist (LDN) with more than 10 years of pediatric nutrition experience in clinical, university and school settings, Amanda also is a credentialed early intervention specialist and evaluator in the State of Illinois. An international board certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), she also holds an advanced certification in nutrition support (CNSC).

Amanda’s areas of expertise include maternal/child health, neonatal and infant care, nutrition assessment and counseling. Her specific skills include monitoring infant and toddler growth, feeding regimens and transitions, gastrointestinal conditions requiring specialty nutrition, breastfeeding and the use of breast milk with medically complex infants and toddlers. Amanda enjoys research, teaching, training and team building. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University and completed her nutrition coursework at Drexel University.

Amanda resides in the northern suburbs of Chicago, is married and the proud mother of two children. Click here to listen to a podcast with Amanda.

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  • Challenging feeding transitions
  • Failure to Thrive (FTT)
  • Food based tube diets
  • Food intolerance during breastfeeding
  • General lactation
  • Infants and toddlers (age 0-5 yrs)
  • Medically complex children
  • NICU follow up