Ann Kellams, MD was quoted in The New York Times article about breast pumps and bacterial infection. The article shares information about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new report urging parents and caregivers to properly clean and sterilize breast pump equipment due to risk for bacterial infection, which led to an infant death last year. Dr. Kellams states, “The younger you are or the earlier you’re born, the less mature your immune system is. An exposure for a 12-month-old baby versus a 2-week-old baby is potentially different.”
In addition to being a professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Kellams is president of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and was recently elevated to member of the American Pediatric Society for 2023.