The annual conference for the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine was held in Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 16-18.

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Alison Goulding

Congratulations to resident physician Dr. Alison Goulding, who was awarded Best Platform Presentation at the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine annual meeting in Los Angeles Oct. 17. She was honored for her presentation, “Prenatal Breastfeeding Intention, Contraceptive Method, and Infant Feeding at Three Months Postpartum.”

Goulding’s research used a large national database to explore whether certain contraceptive methods make it harder for women to achieve their infant feeding intentions. They found that in a cohort of women planning to breastfeed, women using progestin-only pills were the most likely to do so, and women using combined hormonal contraceptives were the least likely to achieve their infant feeding intentions. Goulding said more studies are needed to evaluate timing of initiation of combined hormonal contraceptives and unplanned weaning.