Research and Papers:

Recently Published Papers:

New! Quantitative Imaging of Tongue Kinematics During Infant Feeding and Adult Swallowing Reveals Highly Conserved Patterns.

Genna C, Saperstein Y, Siegel S, Laine A, Elad D
Physiological Reports
2021, 9(3), e14685
DOI: 10.14814/phy2.14685

Physiologic Breastfeeding: A Contemporary Approach to Breastfeeding Initiation

Schafer, R., & Genna, C. W.
Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health
2015, Vol 60(5), 546-553, September/October 2015
DOI: 10.1111/jmwh.12319

Breastfeeding Infants with Congenital Torticollis

Catherine Watson Genna, BS, IBCLC
Journal of Human Lactation
2015, Vol. 31(2) 216-220
DOI: 10.1177/0890334414568315

Facilitating Autonomous Infant Hand Use During Breastfeeding

Catherine Watson Genna BS, IBCLC and Diklah Barak BOT

Current Surveys:

If you've taken medicine for depression (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors or SSRI's) while pregnant and/or breastfeeding, consider taking this survey to improve our understanding of the effect of these meds on breastfeeding by lactation consultant Karen Gromada.
Survey link:

Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York is conducting a study exploring where mothers find support for breastfeeding their toddlers. No matter how long ago it was, if you (your patient/client/etc) have ever breastfed a child beyond a year, your input will help researchers better understand where mothers get the support they need.

To complete this anonymous questionnaire, go to: