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In this episode hosts David Hill, MD, FAAP, and Joanna Parga-Belinkie, MD, FAAP, welcome another edition of “First Up.” They talk to Lewis First, MD, MS, FAAP, editor-in-chief of Pediatrics, to get a bird’s-eye view of what’s in the October issue of the journal. The hosts also discuss with Lori Feldman-Winter, MD, MPH, FAAP, strategies for increasing rates of breastfeeding.



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Lewis First, MD, MS, FAAP


Dr. First is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont (UVM) Larner College of Medicine, Chief of Pediatrics at the UVM Children’s Hospital, and editor-in-chief of the AAP’s peer-reviewed journal Pediatrics. Dr. First also educates the public weekly as a broadcaster and columnist with his “First with Kids” segments that appear on radio, television, and in local newspapers.


Lori Feldman-Winter, MD, MPH, FAAP


Dr. Feldman-Winter is Professor of Pediatrics at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and member of the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, at The Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University Healthcare in Camden, NJ.  

Dr. Feldman-Winter is recognized nationally and internationally for her work related to breastfeeding education programs and nutrition policy. She is Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics-Section on Breastfeeding, AAP representative to the United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC), and former member of the AAP Task Force on SIDS.  

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