To Our Milky Way Readers,

Please take a moment to review the changes made to “Children’s hospital changes breastfeeding culture” posted on April 14, 2013 as well as comments left by our readers.

The article is based on an interview with Elizabeth Froh, PhD(c), MS, RN focusing on the work and research she is involved in as a N/IICU staff nurse at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) as well as her research as a doctoral candidate.

The original post spotlighted Dr. Diane Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN as being mainly responsible for the breastfeeding culture shift at CHOP when she was hired as head of the hospital’s lactation program 12 years ago.

While Dr. Spatz’s work is undeniably significant, the post did not adequately celebrate the work of the collaborative team including nurses, physicians, researchers, administrators and other health care professionals that have made CHOP’s lactation programs successful.

My intention in writing the post was certainly not to insult. I would like to offer my sincere apologies to anyone who was offended by the original post and I hope that the changes made to the article better reflect the collaborative approach that was and is so important to making changes for our breastfeeding moms and babies.

Our Milky Way welcomes any further comments or concerns you may have about this post or previous ones.

Your time and readership are greatly appreciated.

Jess

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