Prof. Paula Meier
- Initiation breast pump technology: Integrating clinical scholarship and basic science research
- Best practices for the initiation of lactation in the NICU
Paula Meier, PhD, RN, is a Professor of Paediatrics and Nursing at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Meier has worked as a practitioner, researcher, and educator in the area of human milk, lactation and breastfeeding for premature infants and their mothers since 1975.
Dr. Meier's lifetime research focus has been on the improvement of initiation and maintenance of lactation in breast pump-dependent mothers of NICU infants, and in the development and testing of clinical techniques to optimize the impact of human milk on health and cost outcomes in NICU infants.