Got BREAST Milk?

In honor of World Prematurity Day, the November 2016 Collaboratory was the first of two installments focused on breastfeeding.

Entitled Got BREAST Milk?, this Collaboratory featured a diverse panel of experts discussing the social and economic disparities that influence breastfeeding for preterm babies and new ways to support mothers:

  • Kristina Hung, MS, RN, CNS, IBCLC | Lactation consultant at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
  • Tonja Philips-Kearney, RN, IBCLC | Lactation nurse in the Intensive Care Nursery at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
  • Iesha Scott Grant | Community member and mother
  • Krista Sigurdson, PhD | Postdoctoral research fellow in neonatology at Stanford University, and Assistant Adjunct Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at UCSF
  • Maya Vasquez, MS, RN, IBCLC | Nurse Manager of the Birth Center at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital


Watch the full video below:


The PTBi Collaboratory is a forum jointly sponsored by PTBi California and PTBi East Africa to facilitate open interchange of ideas and information to collectively develop solutions that will decrease the global burden of prematurity. We aim to foster transdisciplinary collaboration among unlikely partners. Each Collaboratory will feature a unique group of speakers who will lead interactive discussions to describe current knowledge, identify gaps and generate new solutions among collaborators and communities across California and East Africa.

Collaboratories are a Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit-granting event. UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. International or remote attendees should verify with their home institution whether or not this CME credit is accepted.