Recent Breastfeeding Publications

Implementing infant-driven feeding as a standard of practice in the Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit

Chrupcala KA, Edwards TM, Spatz DL. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2015 Jul 20. doi: 10.1111/1552-6909.12727. [Epub ahead of print]. Read the abstract

Initiating pumping and maintaining milk supply for mothers with critically ill infants

Spatz DL, Froh EB, Schwarz J, Houng K, Brewster I, Myers C, Prince J, Olkkola M. The Journal of Perinatal Education, 24(3), 160–170.

Breastfeeding outcomes in infants with congenital heart disease

Torowicz DL, Seelhorst A, Froh EB, Spatz DL. Human Milk and Breastfeeding Outcomes in Infants with Congenital Heart Disease. Breastfeed Med. 2014 Nov 6. [Epub ahead of print] Read the abstract

Outcomes of a hospital-based employee lactation program

Spatz DL, Kim GS, Froh EB. Outcomes of a Hospital-Based Employee Lactation Program. Breastfeed Med. 2014 Nov 7. [Epub ahead of print] Read the abstract

Breastfeeding and congenital hyperinsulinism

Edwards TM, Spatz DL. Congenital Hyperinsulinism: exclusive human milk and breastfeeding. Adv Neonatal Care. 2014 Aug;14(4):262-6. Read the abstract.

Breastfeeding support in the NICU

Hallowell SG, Spatz DL, Hanlon AL, Rogowski JA, Lake ET. Characteristics of the NICU Work Environment Associated With Breastfeeding Support. Adv Neonatal Care. 2014 Aug;14(4):290-300. Read the abstract.

Implementing a breastfeeding peer support group in a children's hospital

Kristoff KC, Wessner R, Spatz DL. The Birth of the GEMs Group: Implementation of Breastfeeding Peer Support in a Children’s Hospital. Adv Neonatal Care. 2014 Aug;14(4):274-80. Read the abstract.

Implementing a human milk management center

Spatz DL, Schmidt KJ, Kinzler S. Implementation of a human milk management center. Adv Neonatal Care. 2014 Aug;14(4):253-61. Read the abstract.

Breastfeeding infants with omphalocele

CHOP Lactation Program Director Diane Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, co-authored an article, "Breastfeeding success in infants with giant omphalocele," that appeared in the December 2012 issue of Advances in Neonatal Care. Because infants born with a giant omphalocele often require multiple surgeries that require a lengthy hospital stay, Spatz and her colleague presented evidence that with extensive lactation support mothers can maintain their milk supply and successfully transition to breastfeeding when the infant is healthy enough to do so. For more information, read the journal abstract.

Using donor milk to feed vulnerable infants

Two breastfeeding experts at CHOP co-authored the article, "Making the case for using donor human milk in vulnerable infants," which appeared in the October 2012 issue of Advances in Neonatal Care. Diane Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, and Taryn M. Edwards, BSN, RN-BC, detail how vulnerable infants are at increased risk for feeding intolerance because of immaturity or dysfunction of the gastrointestinal system, and how human milk decreases the incidence of feeding intolerance. The authors make the case for establishing a donor milk program within every institution to allow all vulnerable infants to receive a diet of human milk exclusively. Read the abstract.