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Kathie Marinelli MD, IBCLC, FABM

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Position: Neonatologist, Breastfeeding Medicine
Date joined: 10/29/2014
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Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UConn Medical School, neonatologist, Human Milk Research Center, CT Children’s Medical Center, Hartford, CT. Graduated from Cornell University and Cornell School of Medicine; pediatric intern, resident, nephrology and neonatology fellow, Children’s National Medical Center, George Washington University, Washington DC.

In inaugural group of physicians recognized as “Fellow of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine” (FABM), serving 11th year on ABM Board; chairs Protocol committee. Current Chair of the United States Breastfeeding Committee. Member of AAP Section on Breastfeeding, serving as its Connecticut Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinator since 2000. Instrumental in drafting/passing CT workplace breastfeeding legislation. Recently named Chair of the Baby-Friendly USA NICU Initiative. Appointed to the CT Governor’s Task Force on Family Medical Leave, active in CT Breastfeeding Coalition.

Founding Medical Director of New England Milk Bank; currently co-Medical Director Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes. Has authored chapters, monographs, research papers, and ABM protocols. Research centers on NICU breastfeeding and use of human milk, donor milk/milk banking, and educating medical professionals. Lectures extensively in the US and abroad, has 4 children.


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Breastfeeding Tent PictureInfant and young child feeding interventions21 November 2015