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Friday October 2, 2015 from 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM EDT
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Jayne Jackson 
Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association 
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Black Mothers' Breastfeeding Association presents...

a live webcast of the

6th National Seminar Keynote Address

"Ensuring Human Milk and Breastfeeding in the NICU"


Diane Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN

To increase breastfeeding in the United States, the current focus has been the implementation of research-backed steps to increase breastfeeding prevalence for healthy infants. The success of these programs has created an opportunity to ensure that all infants can receive the benefit of breastmilk. In the keynote presentation, Dr. Diane Spatz from the University of Pennsylvania will discuss her Ensuring Human Milk & Breastfeeding in the NICU.

In this presentation, Dr. Diane Spatz brings into clear view 1) the three ways that use of human milk is a medical intervention for neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) infants, 2) her proven 10-step model for implementing this medical intervention, and 3) the process of transitioning mothers from being breast pump dependent to directly feeding their infants at the breast.


Diane L. Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN is a Professor of Perinatal Nursing & the Helen M. Shearer Professor of Nutrition at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing sharing a joint appointment as a nurse researcher and director of the lactation program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Spatz is internationally recognized for her work surrounding the use of human milk and breastfeeding particularly in vulnerable populations. Dr. Spatz has been PI or co-investigator on over 30 research grants, included several from the NIH.  She has authored and co-authored over 75 peer reviewed publications. Her 10 step model for human milk and breastfeeding in vulnerable infants has been implemented in NICUs throughout the United States and other countries worldwide.