CHOP Lactation Expert Leads International Conference

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January 24, 2013 — CHOP Lactation Program Director Diane Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, led the International Conference on Breastfeeding Sick Babies Jan. 22-24, 2013,  in Bangkok, Thailand.

The three-day conference featured seminars on philosophical and practical how-to's about milk management, pumping milk for sick babies, and the use of donor milk, among many other topics.

Spatz's 10 Steps for Breastfeeding Success are being implemented in every NICU in Thailand. She presenting best practices in human milk management for all babies, and led small work groups from each hospital as they decided how to implement the 10 steps and discussed long-term goals for the new program.

Nearly 300 participants from Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Korea, Canada and the United Kingdom attended the conference. Spatz is pictured with members of the Thailand Breastfeeding Center and Foundation and international conference participants.

The conference was available for CE credit by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE).