Barbara L. Philipp, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Pediatrics
Newborn Medicine

MD, State University of New York Upstate Medical University

Barbara L. Philipp MD, is Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University 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.

Active Staff Hospital Privileges
Boston Medical Center

First Food: Summit, Mocks and Docs
05/01/2016 - 04/30/2019 (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)

Adolescent Center - Fee
07/01/2001 - 06/30/2006 (PI)

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  1. 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 Mar; 14(2):134. PMID: 30672724.
  2. 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 Aug; 8(8):486-493.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30006484.
  3. 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 Aug; 38(8):1114-1122.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29740196.
  4. 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.
  5. Lewis SC, McMahon M, Combs G, Smith K, Segura-Harrison M, Philipp BL. The Nuts and Bolts of Implementing a Pasteurized Donor Human Milk Program on a Mother Baby Unit. J Hum Lact. 2018 Feb; 34(1):116-119.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29161533.
  6. Belfort MB, Drouin K, Riley JF, Gregory KE, Philipp BL, Parker MG, Sen S. Prevalence and Trends in Donor Milk Use in the Well-Baby Nursery: A Survey of Northeast United States Birth Hospitals. Breastfeed Med. 2018 Jan/Feb; 13(1):34-41.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29064280.
  7. Philipp BL. The Importance of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 03 01; 171(3):305. PMID: 28135359; DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.4826;.
  8. Wachman EM, Saia K, Humphreys R, Minear S, Combs G, Philipp BL. Revision of Breastfeeding Guidelines in the Setting of Maternal Opioid Use Disorder: One Institution's Experience. J Hum Lact. 2016 May; 32(2):382-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26514156; DOI: 10.1177/0890334415613823;.
  9. Parker MG, Burnham L, Mao W, Philipp BL, Merewood A. Implementation of a Donor Milk Program Is Associated with Greater Consumption of Mothers' Own Milk among VLBW Infants in a US, Level 3 NICU. J Hum Lact. 2016 May; 32(2):221-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26243756; DOI: 10.1177/0890334415598305;.
  10. Hurwitz AG, Farrow PR, Preer G, Philipp BL. Bag free in the Bay State. Breastfeed Med. 2014 Jun; 9(5):257-60.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24785003; DOI: 10.1089/bfm.2013.0140;.
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