Jill Rabin is a pediatric speech pathologist and international board certified lactation consultant who has been working with the 0 to 3 year old population for 33 years. She is based in the north suburbs of Chicago where she has a private practice working with young babies and their families with feeding and speech/language issues. Her areas of specialty include facilitating breastfeeding in at-risk populations such as preterm infants and babies with Down syndrome, using the modified baby-led weaning approach to transition babies with special needs to solids and using child-directed feeding approaches to improve feeding skills in infants and babies with feeding aversion. She contributed two chapters to the book Breastfeeding and Down syndrome and has written three posts about breastfeeding and Down syndrome on the Julia’s Way website. She also wrote an essay and was quoted in the tenth anniversary edition of Gill Rapley and Tracey Murkett’s Baby-Led Weaning book. She was featured as a guest on the Untethered Podcast, episode 31, in December 2019 and spoke about feeding difficulties in children with special needs.
Jill has done national and international webinars and presentations on the modified baby-led weaning approach, breastfeeding babies with special needs and managing feeding aversion in infants She also teaches classes about development and transitioning to solids to new parents at the New Mother New Baby lactation center located in Northbrook Illinois.
Financial: Jill Rabin is a pediatric speech pathologist, and international board certified lactation consultant. She has a private practice in the Chicagoland area where she sees at-risk and special needs breastfeeding patients, children with Down syndrome and children with feeding aversion, through the early intervention system. She received a speaker fee from TalkTools for this course.
Non-Financial: Jill Rabin has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.