Barbara Wilson-Clay (3rd from the right) stands with fellow board members of the Mothers Milk Bank at Austin at an event celebrating the grand opening of the new facility, April 2010.
Anatomical breast variability has been a subject of focus in The Breastfeeding Atlas since the first edition was published in 1999. Kay Hoover and I have observed clinically that flat, inverted, or large nipples and large breasts create significant challenges to breastfeeding. We have extensively photographed and described these four anatomical breast variations, and have long advocated for clinical research to examine the effects of anatomic variability on breastfeeding outcomes.
Ten years ago, two visionary neonatologists, George Sharpe MD and Audelio Rivera, MD dreamed of creating a donor human milk bank in Central Texas to serve fragile preterm babies in the NICU setting. Together with a handful of nurses, lactation consultants and parents, they crafted a non-profit, community-based organization that is now a leader in the field of human milk banking. At the time of the founding of the Mothers Milk Bank at Austin (MMBA), the US had only 4 milk banks. Since that time, the MMBA has helped mentor the start-up of 5 new milk banks in other cities, and pioneered the science of nutritional labeling for human donor milk. Barbara Wilson-Clay, a co-founder and Vice President of the Board of Directors, is pictured in the center. Happy Birthday MMBA, and GO Milk Power!
Two honors were awarded for the best posters presented at the 2009 ILCA Conference. The award for the Research Poster went to Azza Hussein Ahmed, DNS, RN, IBCLC, CPNP, for “Effect of Breastfeeding Educational Program Based on Bandura Social Cognitive Theory on Breastfeeding Outcomes Among Mothers of Preterm Infants to Support Breastfeeding Mothers.” The award for the Project Poster went to Ellen Lechtenberg, BS, RD, IBCLC, for “Fat Free Human Milk for Chylothorax: From Idea to Development, to Standard of Care.” Abstracts for both posters will appear on the ILCA Website www.ilca.org
The Conference Research Presentation Award, sponsored by Barbara Wilson-Clay and Kay Hoover, will be split between the two poster award recipients.
Congratulations for this outstanding work!
We know our breastfeeding photos are used for many different purposes. We really enjoyed seeing them used on cake for the WABA World Breast Feeding Week. Click the image to see it bigger. You can read the full story here: