Welcome to the Mothers' Milk Club

The Rush Mothers' Milk Club is an evidence-based hospital lactation program that empowers parents, educates healthcare providers and conducts translational research about human milk and lactation for newborn and premature infants.
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Feature of the Month

Nine members of the Rush Mothers’ Milk Club Travel to Detroit for the Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association National Seminar

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Noteworthy

Dr. Aloka Patel to Study Barriers to Continued Provision of Human Milk in Black Mothers with Very Low Birthweight Infants

The Rush Mothers' Milk Club is proud to announce that Dr. Aloka Patel has received a notice of grant award from the National Institutes of Health for her study, "Barriers to Continued Provision of Human Milk for Black Mothers of Very Low Birthweight Infants".
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New Breastfeeding Peer Counselor Training Program

August 26, 2014
Rush Mothers’ Milk Club is actively enrolling participants in upcoming BPC training courses.

The Rush Mothers’ Milk Club has successfully trained 40 breastfeeding peer counselors in our breastfeeding peer counselor (BPC) training course. Many of the new BPCs are former parents of infants hospitalized in the RUSH NICU...
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Dr. Meier's Research Update

April 23, 2012

Medroxyprogesterone (The "Birth Control Shot") and Providing Milk for an Infant in the NICU: Evidence and Counseling Tips for Health Care Providers

A recent paper in Breastfeeding Medicine1 reviews the scientific basis for differing clinical...
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