Articles by Hila J. Spear, PhD, RN, IBCLC

Child Visitation Policy and Practice for Maternity Units

Spear, Hila J.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 34(6):372-377, November-December 2009.

We all like to think that we practice family-centered care, but it seems that phrase has different meanings for each institution. Dr. Spear tried to find out just what is being done about perinatal sibling visitation throughout one entire geographic area of the United States.

Breastfeeding Behaviors and Experiences of Adolescent Mothers

SPEAR, HILA J.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 31(2):106-113, March-April 2006.

Dr. Spear examined why some adolescent mothers choose to breastfeed. Her findings can help you to help your adolescent patients.