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Dr. Ruth Lawrence


Dr. Ruth Lawrence is a world-renowned neonatologist and expert on breastfeeding. As a prolific researcher, teacher, mentor, medical writer, international breastfeeding authority, poison control expert and, not least, mother of nine children (!), good humor and tireless commitment have hallmarked Lawrence's distinguished career. Dr. Lawrence is a professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of the Division of Neonatology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, as well as Medical Director of the Breastfeeding and Human Lactation Study Center, and Medical Director of the Finger Lakes Regional Poison and Drug Information Center. Author of Breastfeeding: A Guide for the Medical Profession and many articles, chapters and reviews, Lawrence is a founding member and a past president of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and serves on the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Section for Breastfeeding.