Laurie A. Nommsen-Rivers, PhD, RD, IBCLC

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-7208

Fax: 513-803-0968


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Broad research objective is to provide evidence-based strategies for supporting the mother-baby dyad in successfully establishing breastfeeding; current area of research examines the causes and consequences of early breastfeeding difficulties, with particular emphasis on delayed onset of lactogenesis


Laurie Nommsen-Rivers, PhD, RD, IBCLC, worked with hundreds of breastfeeding dyads as a staff researcher in the field of human lactation before returning to school in 2004 to pursue a PhD in Epidemiology.  She has co-authored over 50 publications related to maternal child health.  In addition, Laurie Nommsen-Rivers served as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Human Lactation from 1997 to 2006.

Education and Training

PhD: University of California, Davis; December 2007.

MS: University of California, Davis, September 1989.

BS: University of California, Davis, 1985.

Registered Dietitian: Registration # 706227, continuously since 1991.

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant: Continuously since 1993 


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