Breastfeeding Forum

The Breastfeeding Forum is a multidisciplinary group with a common interest around breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is an important public health issue, and affects or is affected by many of the sections and SPIGS in APHA. One of our goals is showcase what is important and relevant about breastfeeding outside of its traditional realm in maternal and child health. APHA Policy 200714, A Call to Action on Breastfeeding, highlighted that more work is urgently needed around breastfeeding, especially in the United States. We hope to implement change by collaboration across disciplines in research and advocacy.

Current Leadership

Chair: Melissa Bartick

Past Chair: Lissa Ong

Secretary: Nathan Nickel

Program Chair: Deborah Dee

APHA Policy on Executive Session (PDF)

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