A lactation credit model to support breastfeeding in radiology: The new gold standard to support “liquid gold”

Academic Article


  • Breastfeeding has medical and economic benefits and providing an environment supportive of breastfeeding should be a priority in radiology to promote diversity, equity and inclusion. Most breastfeeding radiologists do not meet their breastfeeding goals and inadequate time for pumping is the most commonly cited barrier. The UCSF lactation credit model sets the standard for breastfeeding support in medicine by providing protected time without productivity penalties and it should be adapted and implemented across radiology practices to more fully support breastfeeding radiologists and radiation oncologists.
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  • Clinical Imaging  Journal
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    Author List

  • Porter KK; Arleo EK; Spalluto LB; McGinty G; Hess CP
  • Start Page

  • 16
  • End Page

  • 18
  • Volume

  • 80