Dr. Jane Morton has had a fulfilling career as a general pediatrician, with a long-standing interest in breastfeeding. She has conducted research on human milk and breastfeeding and has designed and implemented breastfeeding curriculums, novel practice changes and policies. She produced award winning videos, including “A Preemie Needs His Mother: Breastfeeding a Premature Baby”, “Making Enough Milk, the Key to Successful Breastfeeding” and “A Mother’s Touch, Breastfeeding in the First Hour”. These have been translated and widely used in thousands of hospitals to train both staff and new mothers. She designed an educational website for expectant mothers with the goal of preventing common breastfeeding problems, www.firstdroplets.com. As an executive board member of both the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Breastfeeding, she enjoyed working to enlarge the footprint of breastfeeding, both nationally and internationally.
For a 5-year period, she joined the neonatology clinical faculty at Stanford to develop the Breastfeeding Medicine Program. In that position, she had the opportunity to design a nationally recognized educational program, conduct and publish original research on milk production and composition in mothers of very low birth weight infants, and publish a study with the AAP on the efficacy of a breastfeeding curriculum for physician residents in training. She co-authored the book Best Medicine: Human Milk in the NICU. She has published extensively and presented her original research and educational workshops internationally. She teaches at Stanford where she is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Emerita.