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There are many proven short and long-term benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby. Dr. Hallowell is at the forefront of the drive to utilize nurses to assist new mothers with breastfeeding as they transition from hospital to home and improve neonatal outcomes. With more than 15 years of clinical experience in pediatrics and perinatal care, and as a Lactation Consultant, Dr. Hallowell is a valuable source on all aspects of breastfeeding and neonatal care, as well as an advocate for patient-centered, evidence-based healthcare that is supported by policy and open to innovation.
University of Pennsylvania: PhD
University of Pennsylvania: MSN
University of Toronto: BSN
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First Place Winner - Philadelphia Social Innovations Lab, Nursing & Community Health Innovations Spring 2016 Cohort (professional)
Jonas Foundation Health Policy Scholar for the Expert Panel on Breastfeeding at the American Academy of Nursing (professional)
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at University of Pennsylvania (professional)
- President, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners - Pennsylvania Delaware Valley Chapter
- Advocacy Scholar for the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
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Commentary: 2 important reasons Congress should renew CHIP
Philadelphia Inquirer online
Today, 9 million families are hoping for Congress to renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides access to health care and broad benefits designed for children, affecting more than 342,000 kids in Pennsylvania. Despite the divisive political climate and the recent failure of the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, CHIP could be one piece of legislation to unite the interests of Congress.
Guard the faith and make it grow, pope tells parents at baptism
Catholic Philly online
unny Hallowell, a pediatric nurse practitioner and assistant professor at Villanova University’s College of Nursing who encourages new mothers to breastfeed as they transition from hospital to home, welcomed the pope’s comments. “The normalization of breastfeeding during Mass has the potential to alleviate the anxiety of many mothers who invest considerable effort into breastfeeding their infants,” Hallowell said.
Study: Nurses’ work environment affects rate of babies discharged from NICU on breast milk
A study in the International Journal of Nursing Studies concludes when NICU nurses have better work environments and higher education levels (at least a BSN) and the units are adequately staffed, more babies are discharged on breast milk, according to a news release. NICUs with better work environments allow nurses time and resources and have more supportive nurse managers and collaborative working relationships between nurses and physicians. These factors enhance nurses’ ability to provide breastfeeding support, which significantly increases the percentage of infants who receive breast milk.
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Hallowell, S.G., Lake, E.T., Rogowski, J.A.
Mahoney, A. D., Zauche, L. H., Hallowell, S., Weldon, A., & Stapel-Wax, J.
Lake, Eileen T., Sunny G. Hallowell, Ann Kutney-Lee, Linda A. Hatfield, Mary Del Guidice, Bruce Boxer, Lauren N. Ellis, Lindsey Verica, and Linda H. Aiken
Hallowell, S. G., Rogowski, J. A., Spatz, D. L., Hanlon, A. L., Kenny, M., & Lake, E. T.
Hallowell, S.G., Froh, E.B., Spatz, D.L.