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)
Dr. MILK® member data collected through surveys by Laurie B Jones, MD, IBCLC unpublished
Physician moms...bringing home the bacon AND the milk...
Laurie B Jones, MD, IBCLC
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
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Code of ethics
The Code of Ethics provides standards to guide the actions and decisions of participants in Dr MILK (Doctor Mothers Interested in Lactation Knowledge)
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
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.
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.
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.
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: