Barbara L. Philipp, MD
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Newborn Medicine

MD, State University of New York Upstate Medical University
BS, St. Lawrence University

Barbara L. Philipp MD, is Professor of Pediatrics at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. Her work as co-chair of the BMC Baby Friendly Task Force allowed the hospital to be designated baby-friendly in 1999. She continued to help the hospital become re-designated in 2007 and 2014. She is a pioneer in the field of pediatrics and initiated the MotherBaby Summit Initiative in 2009. Since then she has lead more summits across the US. For her work she has received a St. Lawrence University Alumni Citation.

You Have Our Trust Fund
09/28/2020 - 09/27/2021 (PI)
Fidelity Foundation

First Food: Summit, Mocks and Docs
05/01/2019 - 04/30/2020 (PI)
W K Kellogg Fdtn

Breast Milk - First Food
11/01/2011 - 11/30/2015 (PI)
W K Kellogg Fdtn

Family Planning-Fee
01/01/2002 - 03/31/2015 (PI)

Improve Maternity Care & Breastfeeding Rates in Michigan
06/01/2012 - 05/31/2013 (PI)
W K Kellogg Fdtn

The MA Mother Baby Summit
10/01/2009 - 09/30/2011 (PI)
W K Kellogg Fdtn

Family Planning
01/01/2002 - 12/31/2009 (PI)

Healthy Beginnings - Breastfeeding Component
07/01/2007 - 06/30/2008 (PI)
Procter & Gamble

Enhancing Breastfeeding Duration in African American Term INF.
07/01/2005 - 08/31/2007 (PI)
Joint Center Health Policy Institute

Adolescent Center - Cost
07/01/2001 - 09/30/2006 (PI)

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  1. Standish KR, Combs G, McMahon M, Slater C, Zani L, Pindar C, Serafin K, Parker MG, Philipp BL. Early Bloomers: A Nursing-Driven Program to Support Human Milk Feeding Among Late Preterm Infants in the Mother-Baby Unit. J Hum Lact. 2024 Feb; 40(1):96-100.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37994675
  2. Philipp BL. Twenty Years Baby-Friendly: Personal Reflections on Change. Breastfeed Med. 2021 10; 16(10):769-776. PMID: 33960842
  3. Bartick M, Philipp BL, Feldman-Winter L. Reply. J Pediatr. 2020 05; 220:269-270. PMID: 32067782
  4. Bartick M, Philipp BL, Feldman-Winter L. Reply. J Pediatr. 2020 04; 219:283-284.e1. PMID: 32008768
  5. Bartick M, Boisvert ME, Philipp BL, Feldman-Winter L. Trends in Breastfeeding Interventions, Skin-to-Skin Care, and Sudden Infant Death in the First 6 Days after Birth. J Pediatr. 2020 03; 218:11-15. PMID: 31753326
  6. Kalluri NS, Burnham LA, Lopera AM, Stickney DM, Combs GL, Levesque BM, Philipp BL, Parker MG. A Quality Improvement Project to Increase Mother's Milk Use in an Inner-City NICU. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2019 Sep-Oct; 4(5):e204.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31745507; PMCID: PMC6805104; DOI: 10.1097/pq9.0000000000000204;
  7. Philipp BL. Re: "A Critical Review of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Is in the Works" by Eidelman (Breastfeed Med 2018;13(9):557-558). Breastfeed Med. 2019 03; 14(2):134. PMID: 30672724
  8. Burnham LA, Lopera AM, Mao W, McMahon M, Philipp BL, Parker MG. Outcomes of Implementation of a NICU-Based Late Preterm Infant Feeding Guideline. Hosp Pediatr. 2018 08; 8(8):486-493.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30006484
  9. Wachman EM, Grossman M, Schiff DM, Philipp BL, Minear S, Hutton E, Saia K, Nikita F, Khattab A, Nolin A, Alvarez C, Barry K, Combs G, Stickney D, Driscoll J, Humphreys R, Burke J, Farrell C, Shrestha H, Whalen BL. Quality improvement initiative to improve inpatient outcomes for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. J Perinatol. 2018 08; 38(8):1114-1122.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29740196
  10. Schiff DM, Wachman EM, Philipp B, Joseph K, Shrestha H, Taveras EM, Parker MGK. Examination of Hospital, Maternal, and Infant Characteristics Associated with Breastfeeding Initiation and Continuation Among Opioid-Exposed Mother-Infant Dyads. Breastfeed Med. 2018 05; 13(4):266-274.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29630387; PMCID: PMC6422000; DOI: 10.1089/bfm.2017.0172;
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