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Ellen Chetwynd, PhD


Lactation Consultant, Researcher, Speaker, Writer

I am a lactation consultant. researcher, and writer, driven to contribute meaningful ideas to the practice of lactation consulting. 




Chetwynd E. Reflections on Becoming the New Editor in Chief for the Journal of Human Lactation. J Hum Lact. 2022 Dec 21;:8903344221143372. doi: 10.1177/08903344221143372. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36541132


Chetwynd E. The Space Between : Separation as a Measure of Societal Support for Lactation. J Hum Lact. 2021 May;37(2):223-225. doi: 10.1177/0890334421995106. Epub 2021 Feb 25. PubMed PMID: 33632020.

Chetwynd E. Critical Analysis of Reliability and Validity in Literature Reviews. J Hum Lact. 2022 Aug;38(3):392-396. doi: 10.1177/08903344221100201. Epub 2022 Jul 7. PubMed PMID: 35796304.

Carlough M, Chetwynd E, Muthler S, Page C. Maternity Units in Rural Hospitals in North Carolina: Successful Models for Staffing and Structure. South Med J. 2021 Feb;114(2):92-97. doi: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000001208. PubMed PMID: 33537790.

Chetwynd EM, Wasser HM, Poole C. Breastfeeding Support Interventions by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants: A Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Hum Lact. 2019 Aug;35(3):424-440. doi: 10.1177/0890334419851482. Epub 2019 Jun 17. PubMed PMID: 31206317.

Yourkavitch J, Chetwynd EM. Toward Consistency: Updating Lactation and Breastfeeding Terminology for Population Health Research. J Hum Lact. 2019 Aug;35(3):418-423. doi: 10.1177/0890334419851488. Epub 2019 Jun 17. PubMed PMID: 31206312

Chetwynd EM, Facelli V. Lactation Support for LGBTQIA+ Families. J Hum Lact. 2019 May;35(2):244-247. doi: 10.1177/0890334419831269. PubMed PMID: 30973306.

Chetwynd EM, Stuebe AM, Rosenberg L, Troester MA, Palmer JR. Prepregnancy Diabetes and Breastfeeding Cessation Among Black Women in the United States. Breastfeed Med. 2019 May;14(4):249-255. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2018.0074. Epub 2019 Mar 6. PubMed PMID: 30839228; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6532327.

Liberty AL, Wouk K, Chetwynd E, Ringel-Kulka T. A Geospatial Analysis of the Impact of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative on Breastfeeding Initiation in North Carolina. J Hum Lact. 2019 Feb;35(1):114-126. doi: 10.1177/0890334418776645. Epub 2018 Jul 13. PubMed PMID: 30005171.

Wouk K, Chetwynd E, Vitaglione T, Sullivan C. Improving Access to Medical Lactation Support and Counseling: Building the Case for Medicaid Reimbursement. Matern Child Health J. 2017 Apr;21(4):836-844. doi: 10.1007/s10995-016-2175-x. PubMed PMID: 27535132; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5315692.

Perrin MT, Wilson E, Chetwynd E, Fogleman A. A pilot study on the protein composition of induced nonpuerperal human milk. J Hum Lact. 2015 Feb;31(1):166-71. doi: 10.1177/0890334414552827. Epub 2014 Oct 6. PubMed PMID: 25288606.

Chollet-Hinton LS, Stuebe AM, Casbas-Hernandez P, Chetwynd E, Troester MA. Temporal trends in the inflammatory cytokine profile of human breastmilk. Breastfeed Med. 2014 Dec;9(10):530-7. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2014.0043. PubMed PMID: 25380323; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4267123.

Chetwynd E, Meyer AM, Stuebe A, Costello R, Labbok M. Recognition of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants by health insurance providers in the United States: results of a national survey of lactation consultants. J Hum Lact. 2013 Nov;29(4):517-26. doi: 10.1177/0890334413499974. Epub 2013 Aug 20. PubMed PMID: 23962773.

– a full list of publications can be found in my CV

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