Pediatric Healthcare

At Family First, we specialize in pediatric care for children from birth through college. We know just how big a role these small people play in parents' lives. We understand the concerns of parents, and allow plenty of time to answer your questions and provide guidance as your child grows.


As the mother of four children herself, Dr. Federici uses a common-sense approach to pediatrics and parenting. We believe very strongly in healthy lifestyle as well as the importance of wellness visits for all infants and children. Wellness visits for infants and children provide important opportunities to monitor growth and development, detect abnormalities, complete routine screenings and immunizations, and provide anticipatory guidance for parents.  We truly enjoy getting to know each and every child through regular visits.

If you or a loved one is having a new baby, give us a call!




Starting Solids with Your Baby

In Starting Solids with Your Baby, Dr. Karen Federici discusses a baby-led feeding approach in this video guide for parents as they introduce solid foods to their infant.

DVDs are available in our office!

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Breastfeeding & Lactation

At Family First, we understand the importance of breastfeeding to the health of our patients and we wholeheartedly support and promote breastfeeding. In fact, it is our mission to promote and support breastfeeding as a key component of primary care for women and children. We are here to help you with breastfeeding in order to give your baby the best start in life, and we support and empower mothers to meet their breastfeeding goals. 

Dr. Federici is a breastfeeding medicine specialist and is available for consultations and mother/baby referrals from lactation consultants or primary care physicians. 


Have breastfeeding questions? Give us a call, we can help! At Family First, we are here for you.

Additional Breastfeeding Resources:

Droplet is a very helpful website for expectant parents or in the early weeks of breastfeeding provided evidence-based information for breastfeeding mothers.

You may also contact Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Breastfeeding Center for local lactation services at no cost.