To kick off National Breastfeeding Month 2021, we interviewed Dr. Lisa Stellwagen about her work in the American Academy of Pediatrics, the importance (and challenges) of breastfeeding, the weirdest place she’s ever “done it,” and more!
We will feature a different breastfeeding rockstar each week in August. Stay tuned and be inspired!
About Dr. Stellwagen
Lisa Stellwagen, MD is a professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego, a newborn medicine hospitalist, and Executive Director of the newly launched University of California Health Milk Bank. She attended Tufts University School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency and chief residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has worked in community, private practice, and inpatient academic settings during her 35-year career in pediatrics. She is the policy chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Breastfeeding and is a new member of the HMBANA Standards Committee. Her main interests are hospital care of newborn infants and their families, breastmilk feeding, and the nutritional care of infants in the NICU.