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A Call to Action

The Needs of Breastfeeding Mothers on College and University Campuses

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

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: March/April 2019 - Volume 44 - Issue 2 - p 117
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000514
ONGOING COLUMNS: Breastfeeding

Colleges and university campuses present a unique environment to meet the needs of breastfeeding women. Our breastfeeding expert, Dr. Spatz, offers an overview of how colleges and universities are helping faculty, staff, students, and campus visitors achieve their breastfeeding goals. She provides some suggestions for improvement.

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, director of the lactation program, and clinical coordinator of CHOP's Mothers' Milk Bank. Dr. Spatz can be reached via e-mail at

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

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