Recent Breastfeeding Publications

Journal Articles

2018

Froh, E.B., Cascino, A., Cerreta, S.K., Karsch, E.A., Kornberg, L.F., Lilley, J.E., Welch, L. & Spatz, D.L. (2018). Status of Legislative Efforts to Promote and Protect Breastfeeding and the Provision of Human Milk for Women Returning to Work in the First Postpartum Year. Breastfeeding Medicine 2018 August 10 . [Epub ahead of print] . doi: 10.1089/bfm.2018.0092.

Rossman, B. Meier, P.P. & Spatz, D.L. (2018). A Wake- Up Call: Persistent barriers to the provision of evidence-based lactation support and education in the NICU. Journal of Perinatology. 38(7): 773-774.  doi: 10.1038/s41372-018-0116-9

Spatz, D.L. (2018). Beyond BFHI: The Spatz 10-step and Breastfeeding Resource Nurse Models to Improve Human Milk and Breastfeeding Outcomes.  Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing. 32(2): 164-174.  doi: 10.1097/JPN.0000000000000339.

Hinson, T.D., Skinner, A.C., Hassmiller-Lich, K. & Spatz, D.L. (2018). Factors That Influence Breastfeeding Initiation in African American Mothers. Journal of Obstetric Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing. 47(3): 290-300. doi: 10.1016/j.jogn.2018.02.007.

Folker-Maglaya, C., Pylman, M.E., Couch, K.A., Spatz, D.L., & Marzalik, P. R. (2018). Implementing a Breastfeeding Toolkit for Nursing Education. Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing. 32(2): 153-163. doi: 10.1097/JPN.0000000000000330.

Candelaria, L., Spatz, D.L., & Giordano, N. (2018). Experiences of Women Who Donated Human Milk. The Journal of Obstetric Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing. 47 (4):  556-563. doi: 10.1016/j.jogn.2017.12.007.

Spatz, D.L., Robinson, A.C., & Froh, E.B. (2018). Cost and Use of Pasteurized Donor Human Milk at a Children’s Hospital. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 47(4): 583-588. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogn.2017.11.004

Kamoun, C. & Spatz, D.L. (2018).  The Influence of Islamic Traditions on Breastfeeding Beliefs and Practices Among African-American Muslims in West Philadelphia: A Mixed Methods Study. Journal of Human Lactation. 34(1): 164-175. doi: 10.1177/0890334417705856

2017

Preusting, I., Brumley, J., Odibo, L., Spatz, D.L., Louis, J.M. (2017). Obesity as a Predictor of Delayed Lactogenesis II. Journal of Human Lactation. 33(4): 684-691. doi: 10.1177/0890334417727716

Froh, E.B, Deatrick, J., Curely, M.Q. & Spatz, D.L.  (2017). Mothers of infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia describe “breastfeeding” in the neonatal intensive care unit: “As long as it’s my milk, I’m happy.” Journal of Human Lactation. 33(3): 524-532. doi: 10.1177/089033441770946.

Spatz, D.L., Evans, A. & Froh, E.B. (2017).  Creation of a Regional Human Milk Assembly: A Model to Influence Practice Change in the NICU. 17(5): 417-423.   Advances in Neonatal Care. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000393

Devido, J.A., Doswell W.M., Braxter B.J., Spatz D.L., Dorman J.S., Terry M.A., Charron-Prochownik, D. (2017) Experiences of Parish Nurses in Providing Diabetes Education and Preconception Counseling to Women with Diabetes. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing. 46(2): 248-257. doi: 10.1016/j.jogn.2016.10.010.

Froh, E., Dahlmeier, K., Spatz, L. (2017) NICU Nurses and Lactation-Based Support and Care. Advanced Neonatal Care. 17(3): 203-208. doi:10.1097/ANC.0000000000000370

Cunniff, A, Spatz, D. (2017) Mother’s Weaning Practices when Infants Breastfeed for More than One Year. MCN American Journal for Maternal Child Nursing. 42(2):88-94. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000310.

2016

Froh, E., Dahlmeier, K., Spatz, L. (2016) NICU Nurses and Lactation-Based Support and Care. Advanced Neonatal Care 2016 Dec 27. [Epub ahead of print]     doi:10.1097/ANC.0000000000000370

Cunniff, A, Spatz, D. (2016) Mother’s Weaning Practices when Infants Breastfeed for More than One Year. MCN American Journal for Maternal Child Nursing 2016 Dec 5. [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000310

Baumgartel, K, Groer, M.W., Cohen S.M., Ren D, Spatz, D.L., Conley Y.P. (2016). Maternal Interleukin Genotypes Are Associated with NICU Outcomes Among Low-Birth-Weight Infants. Biological Research for Nursing 2016 Sep 6. [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1177/1099800416664585

Froh, B, Spatz, D.L. (2016). Navigating Return to Work and Breastfeeding in a Hospital with a Comprehensive Employee Lactation Program: The voices of Mothers. Journal of Human Lactation 2016 Sep 6. [Epub ahead of print] Doi: 10.1177/0890334416663475

Koo, K, Spatz, D.L. (2016). National Survey of Convention Centers’ Lactation Facilities. Journal of Human Lactation 2016 Jul 1. [Epub ahead of print] Doi: 10.1177/0890334416653740

Bostick, M.W., Albrecht, S.A., Baghdadi, N., Haley, C., Spatz, D.L. (2016). Do American Colleges and Universities Support Lactation Needs of Students? Breastfeeding Medicine, 11: 376-379.  Doi: 10.1089/bfm.2016.0022

Baumgartel, K.L., Groer, M.W., Cohen, S.M., Ren, D., Spatz, D., L., Conley, Y.P. (2016). Effect of Promoter Polymorphisms on Cytokine Concentration in Preterm Breast Milk and Subsequent Infant Outcomes. Journal of Human Lactation, 32(3): 425-37. Doi: 10.1177/0890334416646725

Thussanasupap, B., Lapvongwatana, P., Kalampakorn, S., & Spatz, D. L. (2016). Effects of the community-based breastfeeding promotion program for working mothers: A quasi-experimental study. Pacific Rim International Journal of Nursing Research, 2016 May-Jun, 20(3): 154-61. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000229.

Garth, E., Messer, A.L., Spatz, D.L. (2016). Child Care Centers' Role in Support of Breastfeeding Families.  American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing 2016 May-Jun, 41(3), 154-161. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000229

Hallowell, S.G., Rogowski, J.A., Spatz, D.L., Hanlon, A.L., Kenny, M. & Lake, E.T. (2016) Factors associated with infant feeding of human milk at discharge from neonatal intensive care: Cross-sectional analysis of nurse survey and infant outcomes data. International Journal of Nursing Studies; 53:190-203.  doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.09.016. 

2015

Martino, K., Wagner, M., Froh, E. B., Hanlon, A. L., & Spatz, D. L. (2015). Post discharge breastfeeding outcomes of infants with complex anomalies that require surgery. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 44(3), 450-457. doi:10.1111/1552-6909.12568

Chrupcala, K. A., Edwards, T. M., & Spatz, D. L. (2015). A continuous quality improvement project to implement infant-driven feeding as a standard of practice in the Newborn/Infant intensive care unit. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 44(5), 654-664. doi:10.1111/1552-6909.12727

Morin, K., Small, L., Spatz, D. L., Solomon, J., Lessard, L., & Leng, S. W. (2015). Preparing leaders in maternal-child health nursing. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 44(5), 633-643. doi:10.1111/1552-6909.12730

Fugate, K., Hernandez, I., Ashmeade, T., Miladinovic, B., & Spatz, D. L. (2015). Improving human milk and breastfeeding practices in the NICU. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 44(3), 426-38. doi:10.1111/1552-6909.12563

Froh, E. B., Flynn-Roth, R., Barton, S., & Spatz, D. L. (2015). The voices of breastfeeding resource nurses. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 44(3), 419-425. doi:10.1111/1552-6909.12565

Froh, E. B., Deatrick, J. A., Curley, M. A., & Spatz, D. L. (2015). Human Milk Oral Care: Making meaning of pumping for mothers of infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 44(3), 439-449. doi:10.1111/1552-6909.12564

Spatz DL, Froh EB, Schwarz J, Houng K, Brewster I, Myers C, Prince J, Olkkola M. Pump early, pump often: A continuous quality improvement project. The Journal of Perinatal Education, 24(3), 160–170.

Spatz, D.L., Froh, E.B., Flynn-Roth, R., & Barton (2015). Improving Practice at the Point of Care Through the Optimization of the Breastfeeding Resource Nurse Model. The Journal of Obstetric Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 44(3).412-418. Doi:10.1111/1552-6909.12570

Wert, K. M., Lindemeyer, R., & Spatz, D. L. (2015). Breastfeeding, co-sleeping and dental health advice. MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs. 2015 May-Jun;40(3):174-9. doi:10.1097/NMC.0000000000000129

Chrupcala KA, Edwards TM, Spatz DL.A Continuous Quality Improvement Project to Implement Infant-Driven Feeding as a Standard of Practice in the Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2015 Jul 20. doi: 10.1111/1552-6909.12727. [Epub ahead of print]. Read the abstract

Chrupcala KA, Edwards TM, Spatz DL. Implementing infant-driven feeding as a standard of practice in the Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2015 Jul 20. doi: 10.1111/1552-6909.12727. [Epub ahead of print]. Read the abstract

Spatz DL, Froh EB, Schwarz J, Houng K, Brewster I, Myers C, Prince J, Olkkola M. Initiating pumping and maintaining milk supply for mothers with critically ill infants. The Journal of Perinatal Education, 24(3), 160–170.

2014

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

2012

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.