Prof Diane L. Spatz

A call to action: Ensuring coming to volume for all lactating parents


Diane L. Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN is Professor of Perinatal Nursing & the Helen M. Shearer Professor of Nutrition at the University of Pennsylvania sharing a joint appointment at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as a nurse scientist in lactation and founder of its Lactation Program & Mothers’ Milk Bank. She is internationally recognized for her work on the use of human milk and breastfeeding, particularly in vulnerable populations.

She teaches an entire semester course on breastfeeding and human lactation at university and she developed the Breastfeeding Resource Nurse program in the hospital.