Katherine C Maus

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PURPOSE To assess the association between the presence of international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC) services at a delivery hospital and the breastfeeding practices of women whose infants required neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admission. DESIGN Cross-sectional study using population-level data. SETTING Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare rates of breastfeeding at hospital discharge between facilities that employ and do not employ International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs). METHODS This study used a cross-sectional design. Data from 11,525 birth certificates of Philadelphia residents who delivered in 2003 were used. Breastfeeding was assessed using a(More)
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