Source Newsroom: University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Breastfeeding in public continues to cause controversy. Expert Dr. Diane Spatz of Penn Nursing is available to talk about the importance of breastfeeding and lactation recommendations for the workplace.
Dr. Spatz, professor of perinatal nursing, says that nurses must "find ways to promote breastfeeding and help women and their families to achieve breastfeeding success. Educated nurses should be the first level of intervention for all breastfeeding women and their infants."
The U.S. Surgeon General considers the lack of breastfeeding in the United States a public health crisis. The World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics are among the professional organizations to recommend that infants be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life.
"Our role as nurses is essential in helping women and their families achieve their personal breastfeeding goals," says Dr. Spatz.
The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is one of the premier research institutions in nursing, producing new knowledge in geriatrics, pediatrics, oncology, quality-of-life choices, and other areas. Researchers here consistently receive more research funding from the National Institutes of Health than any other private nursing school, and many Master’s programs are ranked first in the country.