In Touch Pediatrics and Lactation - New Mother / New Baby Care

One Westbrook Corporate Center Suite 300
Westchester, Illinois
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Breastfeeding and Lactation Medicine Consults

Our center provides in-home and virtual consults with Dr. Rubin, who is board-certified in Breastfeeding and Lactation Medicine.  Dr. Rubin assists with everything from prenatal planning to assistance with latching, addressing milk production and chronic pain issues. We are experts at troubleshooting more complicated breastfeeding problems.

Common breastfeeding medicine consults:

  • difficulty latching
  • tongue tie assessment
  • low milk production
  • overabundant milk production
  • recurrent plugged ducts
  • breast infection / mastitis
  • persistent breast of nipple pain
  • induced lactation
  • breast/chestfeeding babies with medical problems
  • breast/chestfeeding multiples
  • exclusive pumping
  • flat or inverted nipples
  • poor weight gain in a baby fed human milk
  • going back to work while lactating
  • prenatal consults for people with a history of breast/chestfeeding problems
4th trimester postpartum support package

Invest in yourself or someone you love by signing up for a concierge-style 4th Trimester Postpartum Package with Dr. Rubin. This 8-week package that includes all pediatric care, and lactation and feeding support – all in your home – will provide you with exceptional care and support when and where you need it the most.

The package includes:

  • PRENATAL PLANNING VISIT: Dr. Rubin will get to know you and your family and discuss your goals and expectations, and will come up with an early postpartum plan
  • COMFORTABLE, CONVENIENT HOME VISITS: Don’t worry about getting out of the house with your newborn while you are recovering from your delivery. Dr. Rubin will come to you!
  • COMPREHENSIVE NEWBORN CARE: All recommended well-baby care and weight check-ins, and parent education for the first 8 weeks of your baby’s life in your home, when home visits are so needed.
  • PARENT POSTPARTUM SUPPORT: Birth parent physical and mental health monitoring, intensive breastfeeding or other infant feeding support, and new-parent education. Support also provided for the birth parent’s partner.
  • VIRTUAL CHECK-INS: Easy access to Dr. Rubin by text, e-mail, or phone throughout the package time period.
  • COORDINATION OF CARE: Assistance with your baby’s and your transitions to your primary physicians for continued healthcare after the 8 week package ends.


Our Team


A little bit about me…

I was born and bred in Oak Park, Illinois. I attended the public schools in Oak Park through high school (OPRF Class of ’90). I ventured westward for college, receiving my BA in Psychology from Stanford University in 1994. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do when I “grew up,” so took a couple years to figure this out after graduation, filling one of those years with a volunteer program in Israel.

I was born with one leg shorter than the other, requiring frequent medical care and multiple surgeries in childhood. Though I didn’t dream of being a doctor (actually wanted to be a writer or a dolphin trainer!), these experiences surely piqued my interest in medicine. And after my time in Israel, I realized that my inability to handle vomit should not hold me back from a career as a physician. Seriously, though, I think that year abroad gave me the confidence I needed to pursue a career in medicine.

I did my pre-med courses at Northwestern University and then tried my hand at the East Coast for my medical education at Georgetown University Medical School. I hadn’t planned to return to Chicago, but I was won over by University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital pediatrics residency program where I completed my pediatrics training. For two years following residency, I works as a hospitalist at community hospitals in the Chicagoland area.

Ultimately, I was not satisfied by caring for patients in the short-term as a hospitalist. I yearned for the long-term, deeper relationships that one makes as a primary care physician, and that drew me to outpatient general pediatrics practice. I feel strongly about practicing Evidence-Based Medicine, but with a personal touch. I spent 13 amazing years working for Loyola University Medical Center as an outpatient pediatrician in their North Riverside office, where I was able to hone my skills as a physician as well as teach students and residents while seeking out new learning experiences for myself. During this time, I developed a particular interest in breastfeeding, earning my certification as a lactation consultant in 2019, and pursuing additional training to create a niche as a Breastfeeding Medicine specialist.

In 2021, I made the tough decision to leave Loyola, and took a leap in order to practice medicine in a way in a way that felt more true to my own goals and better fit my style as a physician. I ventured out of the insurance-based medical system and opened In Touch Pediatrics and Lactation, PLLC, in order to provide pediatric and lactation care in a personalized, compassionate, and patient-centered way. The key is that this model allows me to spend more time with my patients (something sorely lacking in the “traditional system” of medicine), which not only provides patients with better care, but also provides me with a more fulfilling experience as their doctor. I hope to never look back!

I live in River Forest with my husband, two young children, and our feisty dog. When I’m not enjoying the fun of seeing patients and running my practice, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, pretending to be a foodie, and traveling!

Thank you for taking the time to get to know me. I look forward taking the time to get to know you and your child.


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