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profileMelissa C. Bartick, M.D.

TitleAssistant Professor of Medicine
InstitutionCambridge Health Alliance
DepartmentMedicine
AddressSomerville Hospital
230 Highland Ave.
Somerville MA 02143
Phone617/498-1098
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How to Reduce Mixed-Feeding Among Latinas in Lawrence, MA?
Community Service/Summer, 06/18/09 - 08/13/09

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  1. Colaizy TT, Bartick MC, Jegier BJ, Green BD, Reinhold AG, Schaefer AJ, Bogen DL, Schwarz EB, Stuebe AM. Impact of Optimized Breastfeeding on the Costs of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Extremely Low Birthweight Infants. J Pediatr. 2016 Aug; 175:100-105.e2. PMID: 27131403.
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  2. Bartick MC, Rosenberg KD, Lahr MB, Marinelli KA. Study on sleep location flawed, inconclusive. Pediatrics. 2014 Dec; 134(6):e1776-7. PMID: 25452644.
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  3. Bartick M, Smith LJ. Speaking out on safe sleep: evidence-based infant sleep recommendations. Breastfeed Med. 2014 Nov; 9(9):417-22. PMID: 25188911.
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  4. Bartick M. Mothers' costs of suboptimal breastfeeding: implications of the maternal disease cost analysis. Breastfeed Med. 2013 Oct; 8(5):448-9. PMID: 24112063.
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  5. Bartick MC, Stuebe AM, Schwarz EB, Luongo C, Reinhold AG, Foster EM. Cost analysis of maternal disease associated with suboptimal breastfeeding. Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Jul; 122(1):111-9. PMID: 23743465.
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  6. Feldman-Winter L, Douglass-Bright A, Bartick MC, Matranga J. The new mandate from the joint commission on the perinatal care core measure of exclusive breast milk feeding: implications for practice and implementation in the United States. J Hum Lact. 2013 Aug; 29(3):291-5. PMID: 23599268.
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  7. Labbok M, Marinelli KA, Bartick M, Calnen G, Gartner LM, Lawrence RA, Meek JY, Gorrin-Peralta JJ, Parrilla-Rodriguez AM, Powers NG. Regulatory monitoring of feeding during the birth hospitalization. Pediatrics. 2011 Nov; 128(5):e1311-4; author reply e1317-9. PMID: 22167859.
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  8. Bartick M, Reyes C. Las dos cosas: an analysis of attitudes of latina women on non-exclusive breastfeeding. Breastfeed Med. 2012 Feb; 7(1):19-24. PMID: 22007765.
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  9. Bartick M. Breastfeeding and the U.S. economy. Breastfeed Med. 2011 Oct; 6:313-8. PMID: 22007819.
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  10. Bartick M. The economic ramifications of improving maternity practices. Breastfeed Med. 2010 Oct; 5(5):245. PMID: 20942713.
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  11. Bartick M, Edwards RA, Walker M, Jenkins L. The Massachusetts baby-friendly collaborative: lessons learned from an innovation to foster implementation of best practices. J Hum Lact. 2010 Nov; 26(4):405-11. PMID: 20876344.
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  12. Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition. Breastfeeding Management 2 (iPhone application). 2010.
  13. Melissa Bartick, MD. Motherhood and the $13 Billion Guilt. 2010.
  14. Bartick M, Reinhold A. The burden of suboptimal breastfeeding in the United States: a pediatric cost analysis. Pediatrics. 2010 May; 125(5):e1048-56. PMID: 20368314.
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  15. Bartick MC, Thai X, Schmidt T, Altaye A, Solet JM. Decrease in as-needed sedative use by limiting nighttime sleep disruptions from hospital staff. J Hosp Med. 2010 Mar; 5(3):E20-4. PMID: 19768797.
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  16. Bartick M, Stuebe A, Shealy KR, Walker M, Grummer-Strawn LM. Closing the quality gap: promoting evidence-based breastfeeding care in the hospital. Pediatrics. 2009 Oct; 124(4):e793-802. PMID: 19752082.
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  17. Melissa Bartick. Why Breastfeeding Needs To Be Part of Health Care Reform. 2009.
  18. Melissa Bartick, MD, MSc Xia Thai, PharmD Timothy Schmidt, BA Amsalework Altaye, RN Jo Solet, PhD . Decreasing as-needed sedative use by decreasing nighttime sleep disruptions by hospital staff. Proceedings of the Society of General Internal Medicine, New England. 2009.
  19. Melissa Bartick, MD. Let's offer real support to breastfeeding employees. 2009.
  20. Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition (authors aren't explictly named; I was the person to work with iPhone programmer to translate content to iPhone and update and rewrite sections of content). Breastfeeding Management (iPhone application). 2009.
  21. Melissa C. Bartick, MD, MS , Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC , National Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy, Weston, MA Anne Merewood, MPH, IBCLC , Division of General Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA. Updates in the marketing of infant formula in the US: Ongoing conflicts of the pharmaceutical industry and the public interest. Essential Learning, Proceedings of the American Public Health Association annual meeting. 2008.
  22. Melissa C. Bartick, MD, MS , Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, FACPM , Center for Infant and Young Child Feeding and Care, Department of Maternal Child Health School of Public Health, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC Lissa Ong, MPH, RD , USDA, San Francisco, CA. Breastfeeding without borders: The APHA position. Essential Learning, Proceedings of the APHA annual meeting. 2008.
  23. Melissa Bartick. Let's get serious about promoting breastfeeding. 2008.
  24. American Public Health Association. APHA Policy 200714: A call to action on breastfeeding: a fundamental public health issue. 2007.
  25. Akus M, Bartick M. Lactation safety recommendations and reliability compared in 10 medication resources. Ann Pharmacother. 2007 Sep; 41(9):1352-60. PMID: 17623757.
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  26. www.banthebags.org. "The Language of Banning the Bags". 2007.
  27. Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition. NEWS ARTICLES 2007-2009 (often with co-authors): Atlantic article sparks breastfeeding storm (March 16, 2009) Formula company sponsors mediocre lactation toolkit (February 20, 2009) Breastfeeding linked with lower risk of maternal heart attacks (February 14, 2009) Massachusetts legislators approve breastfeeding bill (January 5, 2009) National Quality Forum Endorses Exclusive Breastfeeding Measure (December 2, 2008) CDC releases comprehensive hospital survey around breastfeeding (June 13, 2008) FDA proposes accurate labeling for drugs in lactation (May 29, 2008) New randomized trial links hospital practices with breastfeeding success and childhood intelligence (May 15, 2008) American Public Health Association approves new breastfeeding position paper (November 6, 2007) Expert panel on cancer recommends exclusive breastfeeding (November 1, 2007) Study shows that most breastfeeding medication resources are inaccurate (July 25, 2007) Nestlé recommends unsafe preparation practices for its probiotic formula (July 24, 2007) TSA to allow unlimited quantities of breastmilk in airplane cabins (July 22, 2007) Formula industry backs bill to protect hospital marketing (June 25, 2007) Harvard Medical Student denied accommodation for breastfeeding (June 23, 2007) AHRQ releases breastfeeding evidence report (April 19, 2007) Major Medical Organizations Join Forces to Stop Formula Marketing in Hospitals (January 3, 2007) . 2007.
  28. Melissa C. Bartick, MD, MS, Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC Diane Astle Bagley, BFA, Diane Wiessinger, MS, IBCLC. Breastfeeding as normal: An urban breastfeeding advertising campaign inspired by the tobacco industry. Essential Learning: Proceedings of the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, 2006. 2006.
  29. Melissa Bartick, MD, MS Marsha Walker, RN, IBCLC, Barbara Popper, BA, IBCLC, C Cynthia Turner-Maffei, MA, IBCLC, Anne Merewood, MPH, IBCLC, . Bonding for babies' health: A model partnership between a state public health department and a statewide breastfeeding coalition. Essential Learning: Proceedings of the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, 2008. 2006.
  30. Melissa C. Bartick, MD, MS, David Baron, MD, Steven Cano, MS, RPh, Claire Paras, RN, MBA, CPHQ Kathyrn Babel, RN . Preventing errors through medication reconciliation: Experiences of a three-hospital network in Massachusetts. American Public Health Association annual meeting. 2006.
  31. Bartick M. Bartick, M. Breastfeeding and Intelligence article has methodologic flaws. BMJ.com (rapid response). BMJ. 2006.
  32. Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition (Authors aren't explicitly named in most cases). NEWS ARTICLES 2005-2006 (as co-author): Study on breastfeeding and intelligence is flawed (October 15, 2006) CDC launches new worksite initiative (October 11, 2006) CDC Data Shows Massachusetts Breastfeeding Rates are Improving (August 1, 2006) Ban on gift bags gets a second chance (February 22, 2006) Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition Condemns Governor’s Attempt to Rescind Ban on Formula Gift Bags (February 21, 2006) . 2006.
  33. Bartick M, Baron D. Medication reconciliation at Cambridge Health Alliance: experiences of a 3-campus health system in Massachusetts. Am J Med Qual. 2006 Sep-Oct; 21(5):304-6. PMID: 16973945.
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  34. Bartick M. Bed sharing with unimpaired parents is not an important risk for sudden infant death syndrome: to the editor. Pediatrics. 2006 Mar; 117(3):992-3; author reply 994-6. PMID: 16510693.
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  35. Grizzard TA, Bartick M, Nikolov M, Griffin BA, Lee KG. Policies and practices related to breastfeeding in massachusetts: hospital implementation of the ten steps to successful breastfeeding. Matern Child Health J. 2006 May; 10(3):247-63. PMID: 16496220.
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  36. Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition. Approach to early breastfeeding: a guideline for healthy term newborns, birth to 48 hours. 2005.
  37. Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition. The best start: a guideline for healthy term newborns, birth to 48 hours. 2005.
  38. Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition; some articles have my name on them; others do not. Helped design and create website, and many of its features including the following: PATIENT INFORMATION HANDOUTS: Making Milk is Easy, First Hug, Discharge Instructions Provider information tools: Management of Early Breastfeeding (also designed PDA program to support this application). SOCIAL MARKETING CAMPAIGNS: Breastfeeding: For All Walks of Life (also ran on MBTA 2005) Mother's Milk is Sweet. ESSAYS (sole authorship): Breastfeeding and Public Health (2002) Making the Case: Effective Language for Breastfeeding Advocacy (2007) NEWS ARTICLES (as co-author): American Public Health Association approves new breastfeeding position paper (November 6, 2007) Expert panel on cancer recommends exclusive breastfeeding (November, 2007) CDC releases new state breastfeeding report card (August 1, 2007) Study shows that most breastfeeding medication resources are inaccurate (July 25, 2007) Nestlé recommends unsafe preparation practices for its probiotic formula. (July 24, 2007) TSA to allow unlimited quantities of breastmilk in airplane cabins (July 22, 2007) Formula industry backs bill to protect hospital marketing (June 25, 2007) Federal agency releases its summary of the evidence on breastfeeding. (Apr 19, 2007). Major Medical Organizations Join Forces to Stop Formula Marketing in Hospitals. (Jan. 3, 2007). Study on breastfeeding and intelligence is flawed. (October 15, 2006). CDC launches new worksite initiative. (October 11, 2006). CDC Data Shows Massachusetts Breastfeeding Rates are Improving (August 1, 2006). Romney Scandal Kills Ban on Formula Marketing (Boston, May 23, 2006) WHO Releases New Growth Charts (April 30, 2006) Ban on gift bags gets a second chance (Boston, Feb. 22, 2006) Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition Condemns Governors Attempt to Rescind Ban on Formula Gift Bags (Boston, Feb. 21, 2006) Massachusetts Becomes First State to Prohibit Formula Marketing in Hospitals (Dec 20, 2005) Breastfeedi. 2002.
  39. Massachusetts Breastfeeding Coalition (authors aren't explicitly named). NEWS ARTICLES 2002-2005(often with co-authors): AAP releases controversial guidelines on SIDS prevention (October 15, 2005) Is it safe to share breastmilk? (March 4, 2005) AAP urges nursing mothers to sleep near their babies (February 9, 2005) New National Breastfeeding Data from the CDC (August 15, 2004) Ethical Conflicts Delay the National Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign (January 3, 2004) Peanut Allergy and Breastfeeding (March 25, 2003) Breastfeeding and the West Nile Virus (October 4, 2002) Breastfeeding and Asthma (September 27, 2002) . 2002.
  40. Bartick, Melissa. An Investigation of Psychotic Religious Experiences . 1998.
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