Laurie Nommsen-Rivers

Laurie Ann Nommsen-Rivers

PhD, RD, IBCLC Associate Professor of Nutrition Ruth Rosvear Endowed Chair of Maternal and Child Nutrition

Professional Summary

Laurie Nommsen-Rivers, PhD, RD, IBCLC, is an Associate Professor of Nutrition, and the Ruth Rosevear Endowed Chair of Maternal and Child Nutrition, at the University of Cincinnati.Laurie is a Registered Dietitian (RD)since 1990 and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 1993. She served as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Human Lactation from 1997- 2006. After receiving her master’s degree in Nutrition from the University of California Davis, she spent 18 years working with hundreds of mother-infant dyads as a research associate at UC Davis.  Motivated by a desire to accelerate the evidence base for improving clinical lactation practice, Laurie returned to the University of California in 2004 to obtain a PhD in epidemiology. Between 2009 and 2016 Laurie was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She has co-authored over 70 research publications related to the breastfeeding dyad with a focus on barriers that impede lactation success. Her current work focuses on physiologic factors that influence milk production in lactating mothers.
 

Education

B.S., University of California at Davis Davis, CA, 1985 (Nutrition)

M.s., University of California at Davis Davis, CA, 1989 (Nutrition)

Ph.D., University of California at Davis Davis, CA, 2008 (Epidemiology)

Research and Practice Interests

Markers of obesity-driven insufficient breast milk production

Research Support

Grant: #Vasa-Molex SubK Investigators:Rivers, Laurie; Wagner, Erin 03-01-2017 -03-31-2018 Molex Inc Determining the accuracy, validity, and usefulness of 'Feedback', a novel device designed to measure breast milk output Role:PI $246,545.01 Active Level:Industry

Grant: #Mead Johnson Nutritionals #8699 Investigators:Rivers, Laurie; Wagner, Erin 01-27-2020 -12-31-2020 Mead Johnson Nutritionals Next Generation Sequencing to Identify Differentially Expressed Genes in Lactocyte Transcriptomes of Mothers Randomly Assigned to Higher versus Lower DHA Supplementation Role:PI $2,603.00 Active Level:Industry

Grant: #NIH/NCRR 1 UL1 RR02631 07-01-2010 -06-30-2011 UC CCTST Antidepressant Therapy in New Mothers Role:PI

Grant: #NIH 1R21 HD063275-01A1 09-07-2010 -08-31-2012 Mediating Factors in the Relationship Between Obesity and Poor Lactation Outcomes Role:PI

02-01-2011 -06-15-2011 Cincinnati Diabetes and Obesity Center Maternal Metabolic Health and Delayed Lactogenesis Role:PI

Grant: #NIH 8 UL1 TR000077-04 03-14-2012 -06-30-2012 UC CCTST Next Generation Sequencing of Human Lactocyte mRNA Role:PI

07-01-2014 -06-30-2016 Bridging Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 Role:PI

Grant: #NIH 8 UL1 TR000077-04 09-2017 -06-2018 UC CCTST Impact of Metabolic Health on Lactocyte Gene Expression Role:PI

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie A (2016. )Does Insulin Explain the Relation between Maternal Obesity and Poor Lactation Outcomes? An Overview of the Literature.Advances in nutrition (Bethesda, Md.), ,7 (2 ),407-14

Riddle, Sarah W; Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie A (2016. )A Case Control Study of Diabetes During Pregnancy and Low Milk Supply.Breastfeeding medicine : the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, ,11 (2 ),80-5

Chantry, Caroline J; Dewey, Kathryn G; Peerson, Janet M; Wagner, Erin A; Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie A (2015. )Reply: To PMID 24529621.The Journal of pediatrics, ,166 (1 ),209-10

Murase, Masahiko; Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie; Morrow, Ardythe L; Hatsuno, Misato; Mizuno, Katsumi; Taki, Motohiro; Miyazawa, Tokuo; Nakano, Yuya; Aizawa, Madoka; Itabashi, Kazuo (2014. )Predictors of low milk volume among mothers who delivered preterm.Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association, ,30 (4 ),425-35

Chantry, Caroline J; Dewey, Kathryn G; Wagner, Erin A; Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie A (2014. )Reply: To PMID 24529621.The Journal of pediatrics, ,165 (4 ),877-8

Chantry, Caroline J; Dewey, Kathryn G; Peerson, Janet M; Wagner, Erin A; Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie A (2014. )In-hospital formula use increases early breastfeeding cessation among first-time mothers intending to exclusively breastfeed.The Journal of pediatrics, ,164 (6 ),1339-45.e5

Wagner, Erin A; Chantry, Caroline J; Dewey, Kathryn G; Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie A (2013. )Breastfeeding concerns at 3 and 7 days postpartum and feeding status at 2 months.Pediatrics, ,132 (4 ),e865-75

Lemay, Danielle G; Ballard, Olivia A; Hughes, Maria A; Morrow, Ardythe L; Horseman, Nelson D; Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie A (2013. )RNA sequencing of the human milk fat layer transcriptome reveals distinct gene expression profiles at three stages of lactation.PloS one, ,8 (7 ),e67531

Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie A (2013. )50 years ago in the Journal of Pediatrics: breast-feeding, weaning, and acculturation.The Journal of pediatrics, ,162 (4 ),807

Neville, Margaret C; Anderson, Steven M; McManaman, James L; Badger, Thomas M; Bunik, Maya; Contractor, Nikhat; Crume, Tessa; Dabelea, Dana; Donovan, Sharon M; Forman, Nicole; Frank, Daniel N; Friedman, Jacob E; German, J Bruce; Goldman, Armond; Hadsell, Darryl; Hambidge, Michael; Hinde, Katie; Horseman, Nelson D; Hovey, Russell C; Janoff, Edward; Krebs, Nancy F; Lebrilla, Carlito B; Lemay, Danielle G; MacLean, Paul S; Meier, Paula; Morrow, Ardythe L; Neu, Josef; Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie A; Raiten, Daniel J; Rijnkels, Monique; Seewaldt, Victoria; Shur, Barry D; VanHouten, Joshua; Williamson, Peter (2012. )Lactation and neonatal nutrition: defining and refining the critical questions.Journal of mammary gland biology and neoplasia, ,17 (2 ),167-88

Chapman, Donna J; Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie (2012. )Impact of maternal nutritional status on human milk quality and infant outcomes: an update on key nutrients.Advances in nutrition (Bethesda, Md.), ,3 (3 ),351-2

Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie A; Dolan, Lawrence M; Huang, Bin (2012. )Timing of stage II lactogenesis is predicted by antenatal metabolic health in a cohort of primiparas.Breastfeeding medicine : the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, ,7 (1 ),43-9

Matias, Susana L; Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie A; Dewey, Kathryn G (2012. )Determinants of exclusive breastfeeding in a cohort of primiparous periurban peruvian mothers.Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association, ,28 (1 ),45-54

Onyango, Adelheid W; Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie; Siyam, Amani; Borghi, Elaine; de Onis, Mercedes; Garza, Cutberto; Lartey, Anna; Baerug, Anne; Bhandari, Nita; Dewey, Kathryn G; Araújo, Cora Luiza; Mohamed, Ali Jaffer; Van den Broeck, Jan (2011. )Post-partum weight change patterns in the WHO Multicentre Growth Reference Study.Maternal & child nutrition, ,7 (3 ),228-40

Chantry, Caroline J; Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie A; Peerson, Janet M; Cohen, Roberta J; Dewey, Kathryn G (2011. )Excess weight loss in first-born breastfed newborns relates to maternal intrapartum fluid balance.Pediatrics, ,127 (1 ),e171-9

Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie A; Chantry, Caroline J; Peerson, Janet M; Cohen, Roberta J; Dewey, Kathryn G (2010. )Delayed onset of lactogenesis among first-time mothers is related to maternal obesity and factors associated with ineffective breastfeeding.The American journal of clinical nutrition, ,92 (3 ),574-84

Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie A; Cohen, Roberta J; Chantry, Caroline J; Dewey, Kathryn G (2010. )The Infant Feeding Intentions scale demonstrates construct validity and comparability in quantifying maternal breastfeeding intentions across multiple ethnic groups.Maternal & child nutrition, ,6 (3 ),220-7

Matias, Susana L; Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie A; Creed-Kanashiro, Hilary; Dewey, Kathryn G (2010. )Risk factors for early lactation problems among Peruvian primiparous mothers.Maternal & child nutrition, ,6 (2 ),120-33

Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie A; Chantry, Caroline J; Cohen, Roberta J; Dewey, Kathryn G (2010. )Comfort with the idea of formula feeding helps explain ethnic disparity in breastfeeding intentions among expectant first-time mothers.Breastfeeding medicine : the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, ,5 (1 ),25-33

Marshall, Aaron M; Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie A; Hernandez, Laura L; Dewey, Kathryn G; Chantry, Caroline J; Gregerson, Karen A; Horseman, Nelson D (2010. )Serotonin transport and metabolism in the mammary gland modulates secretory activation and involution.The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, ,95 (2 ),837-46

Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie A; Dewey, Kathryn G (2009. )Growth of breastfed infants.Breastfeeding medicine : the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, ,4 Suppl 1 ,S45-9

Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie A; Dewey, Kathryn G (2009. )Development and validation of the infant feeding intentions scale.Maternal and child health journal, ,13 (3 ),334-42

Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie A; Mastergeorge, Ann M; Hansen, Robin L; Cullum, Arlene S; Dewey, Kathryn G Doula care, early breastfeeding outcomes, and breastfeeding status at 6 weeks postpartum among low-income primiparae.Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN / NAACOG, ,38 (2 ),157-73

Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie A; Heinig, M Jane; Cohen, Roberta J; Dewey, Kathryn G (2008. )Newborn wet and soiled diaper counts and timing of onset of lactation as indicators of breastfeeding inadequacy.Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association, ,24 (1 ),27-33

Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie A (2004. )Does breastfeeding protect against infant mortality in the United States?.Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association, ,20 (3 ),357-8

Ma, Guansheng; Yao, Manjiang; Liu, Yan; Lin, Aiwei; Zou, Hui; Urlando, Alessandro; Wong, William W; Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie; Dewey, Kathryn G (2004. )Validation of a new pediatric air-displacement plethysmograph for assessing body composition in infants. The American journal of clinical nutrition, ,79 (4 ),653-60

Dewey, Kathryn G; Cohen, Roberta J; Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie A; Heinig, M Jane (2004. )Implementation of the WHO Multicentre Growth Reference Study in the United States. Food and nutrition bulletin, ,25 (1 Suppl ),S84-9

Dewey, Kathryn G; Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie A; Heinig, M Jane; Cohen, Roberta J (2003. )Risk factors for suboptimal infant breastfeeding behavior, delayed onset of lactation, and excess neonatal weight loss. Pediatrics, ,112 (3 Pt 1 ),607-19

Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie (2003. )Cosmetic breast surgery--is breastfeeding at risk? .Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association, ,19 (1 ),7-8

Dewey, Kathryn G; Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie A; Heinig, M Jane; Cohen, Roberta J (2002. )Lactogenesis and infant weight change in the first weeks of life. Advances in experimental medicine and biology, ,503 ,159-66

Ward, Laura; Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie Ann; Riddle, Sarah (2017. )Re: "ABM Clinical Protocol #3: Supplementary Feedings in the Healthy Term Breastfed Neonate, Revised 2017" by Kellams et al. (Breastfeed Med 2017;12:188-198).Breastfeeding medicine : the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, ,12 (9 ),574-575

Riddle, Sarah W; Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie A (2017. )Low milk supply and the pediatrician.Current opinion in pediatrics, ,29 (2 ),249-256

Murase, Masahiko; Wagner, Erin A; J Chantry, Caroline; Dewey, Kathryn G; Nommsen-Rivers, Laurie A (2017. )The Relation between Breast Milk Sodium to Potassium Ratio and Maternal Report of a Milk Supply Concern.The Journal of pediatrics, ,181 ,294-297.e3

Colling K, Ward LP, Beck A, and Nommsen-Rivers, L (2019. )Contribution of Maternal Obesity to Elective and Medically Indicated Formula Use in a Baby-Friendly Hospital.Breastfeeding Medicine, ,114 (4 ),

Kellie O. Casavale, Jaspreet Ahuja, Xianli Wu, Ying Li, Julia Quam, Richard Olson, Pamela Pehrsson, Lindsay Allen, Douglas Balentine, Manjit Hanspal, Deborah Hayward, Erin Pias Hines, James McClung, Cria Perrine, Mandy Brown Belfort, David Dallas, Bruce German, Jae Kim, Mark McGuire, Michelle McGuire, Ardythe Morrow, Margaret Neville, Laurie Nommsen-Rivers, Kathleen M. Rasmussen, Janos Zempleni, Christopher Lynch (2019. )NIH workshop on human milk composition: summary and visions .Am J Clin Nutr, ,110 (3 ),769 -779

Nommsen-Rivers L, Thompson A, Riddle SW, Ward LP, Wagner EA, and King E (2020. )Reply to Letter to the Editor regarding, “Feasibility and Acceptability of Metformin to Augment Low Milk Supply…” .J Hum Lact, ,36 (1 ),196

Darcy Güngör, Perrine Nadaud, Concetta C. LaPergola, Carol Dreibelbis, Yat Ping Wong, Nancy Terry, Steve A. Abrams, Leila Beker, Tova Jacobovits, Kirsi M Järvinen, Laurie A. Nommsen-Rivers, Kimberly O. O’Brien, Emily Oken, Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Ekhard E. Ziegler, Joanne M. Spahn (2019. )Infant milk-feeding practices and cardiovascular disease outcomes in offspring: A systematic review .Am J Clin Nutr, ,109 ,800S -816S

Darcy Güngör, Perrine Nadaud, Concetta C. LaPergola, Carol Dreibelbis, Yat Ping Wong, Nancy Terry, Steve A. Abrams, Leila Beker, Tova Jacobovits, Kirsi M Järvinen, Laurie A. Nommsen-Rivers, Kimberly O. O’Brien, Emily Oken, Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Ekhard E. Ziegler, Joanne M. Spahn (2019. )Infant milk-feeding practices and diabetes outcomes in offspring: A systematic review .Am J Clin Nutr, ,109 ,817S -837S

Darcy Güngör, Perrine Nadaud, Concetta C. LaPergola, Carol Dreibelbis, Yat Ping Wong, Nancy Terry, Steve A. Abrams, Leila Beker, Tova Jacobovits, Kirsi M Järvinen, Laurie A. Nommsen-Rivers, Kimberly O. O’Brien, Emily Oken, Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Ekhard E. Ziegler, Joanne M. Spahn (2019. )Infant milk-feeding practices and celiac disease and irritable bowel disease and outcomes in offspring: A systematic review. Am J Clin Nutr, ,109 ,838S -851S

Darcy Güngör, Perrine Nadaud, Carol Dreibelbis, Concetta C. LaPergola, Yat Ping Wong, Nancy Terry, Steve A. Abrams, Leila Beker, Tova Jacobovits, Kirsi M Järvinen, Laurie A. Nommsen-Rivers, Kimberly O. O’Brien, Emily Oken, Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Ekhard E. Ziegler, Joanne M. Spahn (2019. )Infant milk-feeding practices and childhood leukemia: A systematic review. Am J Clin Nutr, ,109 ,757S -771S

Darcy Güngör, Perrine Nadaud, Concetta C. LaPergola, Carol Dreibelbis, Yat Ping Wong, Nancy Terry, Steve A. Abrams, Leila Beker, Tova Jacobovits, Kirsi M Järvinen, Laurie A. Nommsen-Rivers, Kimberly O. O’Brien, Emily Oken, Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, Ekhard E. Ziegler, Joanne M. Spahn (2019. )Infant milk-feeding practices and food allergies, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, and asthma throughout the lifespan: A systematic review. Am J Clin Nutr, ,109 (772S ),799S

Dandamudi A, Tommie J, Nommsen-Rivers L, Couch S. (2018. )Dietary Patterns and Breast Cancer Risk, a Systematic Review .Anticancer Research, ,38 (6 ),3209 -3222

Tommie J, Pinney, S, and Nommsen-Rivers L (2018. )Serum Vitamin D status and breast cancer risk by receptor status: a systematic review. Nutrition and Cancer, ,70 (5 ),804 -820

Book Chapter

Dewey KG, Lonnerdal B, Heinig MJ, and Nommsen-Rivers LA. (1996 )Intake, growth, and functional outcomes of breast-fed and formula-fed infants: the DARLING study. Maternal and Extrauterine Nutritional Factors. Their Influence on Fetal and Infant Growth. (pp. 269-279).Madrid, Spain,Ediciones Ergon

Dewey KG, Nommsen-Rivers LA, Heinig MJ, and Cohen RJ (2002 )Lactogenesis and infant weight change in the first week of life Integrating Population Outcomes, Biological Mechanisms, and Research Methods in the Study of Human Milk and Lactation. (pp. 159-166).New York,Kluwer Academic /Plenum Publishers

Honors and Awards

1985 Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement Recognition UC Davis

1996 Staff Award UC Davis Department of Nutrition

2009 Frederic Hill Award for Best Pre-Doctoral Manuscript of 2008 UC Davis

2009 Best JHL Article Published in 2008 Journal of Human Lactation

2012 Best Platform Presentation, Senior Author Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Annual Meeting

2014 -2016 BIRCWH Scholar NIH

2019 Best Student Research Award, to Graduate Student Mentee Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Contact Information

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Academic - 255 HSB
3225 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati  Ohio, Phone: 513-558-0461
laurie.rivers@uc.edu