The Breastfeeding Equity Center is engaged in research to help all families reach their infant feeding goals. Currently, our directors are investigating receipt of Baby-Friendly services among Black and White patients, funded by the BU Center for Antiracist research. We are also tracking human milk feeding both inpatient and outpatient among BMC patients, to identify targets for future interventions and services to support patients’ infant feeding goals. 

Recent publications from our team:

Breastfeeding Decision-Making Among Mothers with Opioid Use Disorder: A Qualitative Study.
Standish KR, Morrison TM, Wanar A, Crowell L, Safon CB, Colson E, Drainoni M, Colvin BN, Friedman H, Schiff DM, Stulac S, Costello E, Parker MG. Breastfeeding Medicine. 2023. 18(5):347-355. PMID 37115582.
Read at: PubMed

Social Determinants of Breastfeeding in the United States. Standish KR, Parker MG. Clinical Therapeutics. 2022 02; 44(2):186-192. PMID: 34906370.
Read at: PubMed

Twenty Years Baby-Friendly: Personal Reflections on Change. Philipp BL. Breastfeeding Medicine. 2021 10; 16(10):769-776. PMID: 33960842.
Read at: PubMed