Dee Kassing, BS, MLS, IBCLC
Breastfeeding Support Services, Inc.
Collinsville IL (USA)
Dee began helping mothers breastfeed more than 30 years ago, first as a volunteer breastfeeding counselor, and then as the owner and founder of Breastfeeding Support Services, Inc., a private practice lactation consulting business she opened in 1995. Dee has also worked as an IBCLC on the postpartum floor of a local hospital and in a Level III NICU. Dee has developed a style of bottle-feeding that can be used to reinforce proper breastfeeding. The Kassing Method of Bottle-feeding was published in a peer-reviewed international journal (Kassing, D. “Bottle-Feeding as a Tool to Reinforce Breastfeeding.” J Hum Lact 18 (1), 2002), and was voted by the journal’s readers as The Most Useful Article of 2002. The Kassing Method of Bottle-feeding is now used worldwide. Dee has had other articles and information published in various textbooks and journals, as well as local parenting magazines and online websites. Dee presents various breastfeeding education sessions at local, regional, national and international breastfeeding conferences and workshops. She believes in helping parents breastfeed according to their own goals. TummyTime!™ is a wonderful way to connect with babies while helping them work through some of the physical issues that may be contributing to breastfeeding challenges.
Gail Macklin, RN, BSN, IBCLC, CIMI
New Mother New Baby
3115 Dundee Rd.
Northbrook, IL 60062
I am an RN, lactation consultant and infant massage instructor and own a lactation and parenting center in the Chicago area called New Mother New Baby. We offer a variety of pre and postnatal classes and see patients here everyday for lactation consults. We are open 7 days a week and have some of the most highly experienced LC’s in the area. We are also a Mother/Baby Boutique. I am excited to offer this level of education on TummyTime!™ to my patients. We already offered tummy time as part of our new moms series, but so excited to bring it to a new level. TummyTime!™ can make a huge impact on so many issues that impact breastfeeding and development. I am excited to join the TummyTime!™ Professionals and to add this to our list of classes!
Melissa Schiff, IBCLC, RLC
Makana Breastfeeding, INC
53 E St Charles Rd, Ste. 107
Villa Park, IL 60181
I am an IBCLC in private practice supporting families since 2006. I provide in-home and office lactation consultations as well as the Tummy Time!™ Method to help empower families with successful breastfeeding/chestfeeding. I help families from pregnancy all the way through weaning, including more involved feeding issues due to tongue/lip tie and structural issues. The Tummy Time™ Method not only helps your baby enjoy tummy time, it supports better breastfeeding!
Jill Rabin M.S. CCC-SLP/L IBCLC
New Mother New Baby
2890 Koepke Road
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
Jill Rabin is a pediatric SLP and IBCLC. She has been working with the 0-3 population for 30 years and was hospital based for 14 of those years. At Advocate Illinois Masonic hospital in Chicago, she developed a feeding program to facilitate smooth transition to oral feedings for all babies in the special care nursery, participating in the weekly diagnostic team providing developmental follow-up to premature babies. Currently, she has a private practice in the Chicagoland area where she sees at-risk and special needs breastfeeding patients, children with Down syndrome and with feeding aversion through the early intervention system. She also works at the New Mother New Baby lactation center in Northbrook, where she teaches classes on development and transitioning babies to solid foods using the Baby-led weaning approach. It is her hope to build a collaborative relationship between speech pathologists and lactation consultants in hopes of increasing the possibility of successful breastfeeding, especially with at risk infants.