Articles by Donna J. Karl, MS, APRN BC, PNP

Reconceptualizing the Nurse's Role in the Newborn Period as an “Attacher”

Karl, Donna J.; Beal, Judy A.; O'Hare, Cynthia M.; More

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 31(4):257-262, July-August 2006.

Nursing has come so far from being a task-oriented profession. While there are still tasks to be performed, we now know that we should do them with a higher purpose in mind-in this case, to serve as the model of attachment for mothers and newborns.

Using Principles of Newborn Behavioral State Organization to Facilitate Breastfeeding

Karl, Donna J.

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 29(5):292-298, September-October 2004.

We all want to help women with breastfeeding. This expert nurse explains how we can be better at that job, while teaching women what they need to know about newborn states.