June 9, 2014 —
Diane L. Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN
While research continues to link breastfeeding to numerous health benefits for both mother and baby, mothers can face a number of barriers to breastfeeding, even in the best circumstances. In this ADVANCE for Nurses article, Diane L. Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, director of CHOP’s Lactation Program, discusses the essential role that nurses play in providing mothers and expectant mothers with the education and tools they need for breastfeeding success.
According to Spatz, “We have to create support networks for women … It is our job, as nurses, to be there every step of the way for both mother and baby."
Learn more about CHOP’s Breastfeeding and Lactation program.