Dr. MILK  
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M.others I.nterested in L.actation K.nowledge

Dr. MILK® Members Beat the Odds!

  6 months any breastfeeding 12 months any breastfeeding
 USA mothers * 43% 22%
 Physician mothers USA ** 21% 7%
Dr. MILK® members
82%
47%

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* Data from 2010 CDC Breastfeeding report card (CDC 2010 BF Report Card)

** Arthur 2003, Miller 1996, Kacmar 2006  (abstract1abstract2abstract3)

Dr. MILK® member data collected through surveys by Laurie B Jones, MD, IBCLC unpublished

Physician mothers are a high-risk breastfeeding group






Physician moms...bringing home the bacon AND the milk...

Our Team

Founder

Laurie B Jones, MD, IBCLC

Administrators

Kristina Lehman, MD, ALC

Josdalyne Anderson, MD, IBCLC

Amy Guzek, MD, IBCLC

Yarden Tahan, MD, CBS

Kyle Widmer Cash, MD

Rebecca Rudesill, MD, ALC

Erin Appleton MD, IBCLC

Moderators of Discussion on Facebook page

Allison Ward-Moore, MD
Ashley Wofford Leong, MD
Jennie Baker Scoggins, MD
Jan Sommers, MD


Contact us at [email protected]

Code of ethics

Purpose.

The Code of Ethics provides standards to guide the actions and decisions of participants in Dr MILK (Doctor Mothers Interested in Lactation Knowledge)

Mission.

Doctor M.others I.nterested in L.actation K.nowledge (Dr. MILK) provides evidence-based support and education for physician women to reach their breastfeeding goals and apply that knowledge to their medical practice.

World Health Organization International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes.

Dr MILK supports the World Health Organization International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes as a minimum standard to "ensure that mothers and caregivers are able to make fully-informed choices of how best to feed their infants, free of commercial interest" WHO The International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes, Frequently Asked Questions, 2008, p.4

Communication.

Participants in Dr MILK will communicate in a manner that demonstrates honesty, fairness, responsibility, personal integrity, and respect for self and others. Respectful and ethical communication is fundamental for decision making, for developing relationships, and for enhancing human worth and dignity.

Copyright.

Representatives of Dr MILK shall properly acknowledge intellectual property rights, including but not limited to copyrights (which apply to written material, photographs, slides, illustrations, etc.), trademarks, service marks, and patents.

Nondiscrimination.

Dr MILK welcomes diversity and aims to provide an environment free from discrimination. Discrimination, in any form, by individuals representing Dr MILK, on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, religion, familial status, sexual orientation, or gender identity is prohibited.

Consequences.

Violations of the Code of Ethics may lead to a review by the administrators of Dr MILK and may result in removal from the group.

Standards of Practice for Dr MILK administrators.

In addition to the Standards listed above, the administrators of Dr MILK shall act in a manner that safeguards the interests of each mother, justifies public trust in her competence, and enhances the reputation of the Dr MILK support group. When representing Dr MILK, each admin shall:

  • Provide information about breastfeeding and related topics with objectivity, and with respect for the unique needs and values of individuals. Provide sufficient information to enable mothers to make informed decisions. Facilitate respectful and non-judgmental communication in one-on-one and group interactions.
  • Share information within her own scope of practice.
  • Reach out to other administrators if help is needed with providing advice or personally to fulfill all of her commitments.
  • Honor her commitment to helping mothers and enhancing the reputation of Dr MILK.
  • Maintain confidentiality of mothers' information.
  • Take responsibility and accept accountability for personal competence.
  • Disclose any financial or other conflicts of interest in relevant organizations providing goods or services. Ensure that judgment is not influenced by any commercial considerations.
  • Conduct herself with honesty, integrity, and fairness.