LATCH-AZ presents Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc
The Mind-Booby Connection: : Using new neuroscience research to help moms achieve their breastfeeding goals
This talk includes information on the role of depression and anxiety in breastfeeding, motivating moms to start and continue to breastfeed, and addressing both breast and mood issues when helping moms w/ breastfeeding-associated pain.
Dr. Stuebe is Assistant Professor for the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on modifiable risk factors for metabolic disease in the perinatal period, and she has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications on gestational diabetes, pregnancy-associated weight gain, and the maternal health effects of lactation. Current research projects include the effects of postpartum depression on breastfeeding physiology, the role of subclinical infection in breast pain, and the etiology of racial and ethnic disparities in breastfeeding. In the clinical arena, she leads an interdisciplinary team of UNC clinicians that is developing new approaches to management of breastfeeding difficulties. Her areas of interest include breastfeeding and lactation consultation; gestational diabetes; and postpartum depression.
Dr. Stuebe received her B.S. in Biology from Duke University in 1995. She attended Washington University School of Medicine where she graduated with her M.D. in 2001. She completed her Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2005 at Brigham Women’s/Massachusetts's General Hospital and went on to complete her Fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine in 2008 at Brigham Women’s Hospital as well. Dr. Stuebe obtained her MSc in Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health in 2008. She has been American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology certified since 2010.