EP Breastfeeding

Expert Panel on Breastfeeding

The Expert Panel on Breastfeeding serves as the key catalyst for innovations in research, education and policy regarding the use of human milk and breastfeeding.

Inaugural Year: 2002

Lead Co-Chair:
Emily Drake, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor
University of Virginia

Co-Chair:
Jeannette T. Crenshaw, DNP, RN, IBCLC, LCCE, FACCE, NEA-BC, FAAN
Associate Professor
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Co-Chair Appointee:
Elizabeth Reifsnider, PhD, WHNP, FAANP, FAAN
Associate Dean & Professor
Arizona State University College of Nursing & Health Innovation

Staff Liaison: Kim Czubaruk, JD 
Board Liaison: Debra Barksdale, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN

​Previous Chairs: Joan Dodgson (2016-2017), Diane Spatz (2015-2016), ​Paula Meier (2007), Linda Pugh (2007), Pamela Dee Hill (2006), Sharron S. Humenick (2006), Maureen Groer (2005), Gene Cranston Anderson (2003-2005) 

Recent Publications:

Summary:
The lack of breastfeeding in the United States is a public health crisis. Today only 13% of US children receive exclusive human milk for the first 6 months despite the recommendation by organizations worldwide that all infants receive exclusive human milk for 6 months.


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