Expert Panel on Breastfeeding
The Expert Panel on Breastfeeding serves as the key catalyst for innovations in research, education policy regarding the use of human milk and breastfeeding.
Inaugural Year: 2002
Eric Hodges, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN
UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing
Diane L. Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN
Professor of Perinatal Nursing & The Helen M. Shearer Professor of Nutrition
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Board Liaison: Versie Mallard Johnson
Staff Liaison: Madeleine Rohrbach
Previous Chairs: JoAnne Silbert-Flagg (2020-2022), Elizabeth Reifsnider (2019-2020), Jeannette Crenshaw (2018-2019), Emily Drake (2017-2018), Joan Dodgson (2016-2017), Diane Spatz (2009-2016), 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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