Dr Rebecca Hoban
The Hospital for Sick Children
Associate Professor of Paediatrics
University of Toronto
Presentation title: Initiation of lactation: Prophylactic lactation support as Standard of Care for mothers of NICU infants
Dr Rebecca Hoban is a staff neonatologist and the Director of Breastfeeding Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children (“SickKids”) in Toronto, Canada, and an Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto. Dr Hoban graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine (USA) and completed a paediatric residency at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, a neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship at Tufts University (Boston, USA), and a MPH at Harvard before joining the Neonatology and Human Milk Research team at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago for 5 years. Dr Hoban joined SickKids in 2017 as neonatology staff and the Director of Breastfeeding Medicine. Current projects include improving mother’s milk provision in the NICU, milk biomarkers to predict lactation success, inflammatory markers in human milk, and fresh milk as potential stem cell therapy in premature infants with intraventricular haemorrhage.