Since 2003, Ameda has offered more than 150 live educational programs for clinicians presented by world-class researchers and authors who are thought leaders in the field. Ameda’s speakers have included:

Terese Larkin, BSN, RN, IBCLC is the primary researcher and author for the study on the Ameda Platinum breast pump, Examining the Use and Outcomes of a New Hospital-Grade Breast Pump in Exclusively Pumping NICU Mothers, published in the February, 2013 edition of Advances in Neonatal Care. She started her career in the NICU, caring for premature infants at the bedside and overseeing the unit as a charge nurse. She transitioned into the role of the NICU lactation consultant once she became certified as an IBCLC and has been in this role for the past 10 years. Click here to read the abstract of her research publication on the Ameda Platinum breast pump.

Amy Spangler, MN, RN, IBCLC is a world-renowned breastfeeding and child nutrition expert. She has served as President of the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), Chair of the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) and a consultant with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to advocate for breastfeeding awareness and education among the general population. Amy has been a commentator for breastfeeding education and public policy on many news programs, including 20/20, Good Morning America and ABC News Now. She has also published lactation articles in many medical journals. Amy is founder and president of baby gooroo, inc., a comprehensive, approachable resource for both mothers and health care practitioners. Click here to view the webinar delivered by Ms. Spangler: “Breastfeeding – Why Parents and Healthcare Providers Should Care”.

Sarah N. Taylor, MD is an associate professor in the Division of Neonatology and Department of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. Her research interests include preterm infant nutrition, growth and intestinal health. Specifically, Dr. Taylor is studying how preterm infant growth and neurodevelopment can be optimized with a balance of mother’s milk with needed additives. She has published in many peer-reviewed journals including: Breastfeeding Medicine, Journal of Perinatology, Advances in Neonatal Care, Maternal, Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, and International Journal of Endocrinology. Dr. Taylor is a member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, and is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. In addition, she has been involved in many Vermont Oxford Network (VON) quality improvement initiatives in her NICU. Click here to view the webinar delivered by Dr. Taylor: “The Biology and Chemistry of How Mother’s Milk Optimizes Preterm Infant Health”.

Pamela K. Murphy, PhD, MS, CNM, IBCLC is the Clinical Development Manager for Ameda, Inc. Breastfeeding Products. Pamela has worked with birthing and breastfeeding families for more than 15 years. Her lactation practice extends from the preterm/high risk infant to the healthy newborn both in the inpatient and outpatient settings. She has published research on pregnancy, nutrition and lactation in peer-reviewed journals including Breastfeeding Medicine, JAPNA, the Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health and Advances in Neonatal Care. Prior to Ameda, Inc., Pamela was a lactation consultant at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Medical Center and Children’s Hospital in Charleston, SC. Click here to view the webinar delivered by Ms. Murphy: “Establishing & Maintaining an Adequate Milk Supply For the Mother with a Preterm or High Risk Infant Who is Unable to Breastfeed at Birth”.