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Breastfeeding in the Context of Palliative Care

Spatz, Diane L. PhD, RN-BC, FAAN

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: November/December 2016 - Volume 41 - Issue 6 - p 374
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000288
ONGOING COLUMNS: Breastfeeding

Offering mothers options for breastfeeding should be part of a comprehensive perinatal palliative care program. Our breastfeeding expert, Dr. Spatz, describes how breastfeeding is integrated into the palliative care program at the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where she is a nurse researcher and director of the lactation program.

Dr. Spatz is a Professor of Perinatal Nursing & the Helen M. Shearer Professor of Nutrition at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a joint appointment with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) where she is a nurse researcher and director of the lactation program. She is also the director of CHOP's Mothers' Milk Bank. Dr. Spatz is the Chair of the American Academy of Nursing's Expert Panel on Breastfeeding and an Editorial Board Member of MCN. She can be reached via e-mail at spatz@nursing.upenn.edu

The author declares no conflict of interest related to this column.

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