GOLD Speakers


Maya Bunik, MD, MSPH

  • Country: USA

Dr. Maya Bunik is an Associate Professor at University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and medical director of primary care at Children’s Hospital Colorado. She has been helping mother-baby pairs with breastfeeding for almost 20 years.  In terms of research, Dr. Bunik has published studies focusing on breastfeeding support in low-income Latinas. Her work on combination feeding in Latinas ‘los dos’ was cited in the Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Breastfeeding, January 2011.  Her book, Breastfeeding Telephone Triage and Advice,  published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, is now in its second edition and is a helpful resource for anyone providing advice for breastfeeding and was distributed to 100 US hospitals as part of the WHO Baby Friendly Health Initiative.  Her latest project is developing and evaluating a Mothers’ Milk Messaging texting and online support program for new mothers. She is thrilled to be sharing her multidisciplinary team’s ’Trifecta Approach’ for supporting breastfeeding for this GOLD lactation conference.