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

Elizabeth Reifsnider, PhD, WHNP, FAANP, FAAN
Associate Dean & Professor
Arizona State University College of Nursing & Health Innovation

Vice Chair:
Joann Silbert-Flagg, DNP, CRNP, IBCLC, FAAN
Director, MSN Programs
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Board Liaison: Debra Barksdale

Staff Liaison: Sonya Desai

Previous Chairs: Jeannette Crenshaw (2018-2019), Emily Drake (2017-2018), 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) 

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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