Breastfeeding and Protection Against Persistent Stuttering (Ep. 416)

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Jamie Mahurin Smith, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Jamie Mahurin Smith, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, joins Peter Reizes to discuss her recently published study with Nicoline G. Ambrose in the Journal of Communication Disorders titled “Breastfeeding may protect against persistent stuttering.” In their study, the researcher’s found that “increased breastfeeding duration reduces the odds that a child’s stuttering will persist.”

JAMIE MAHURIN SMITH, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a researcher, speech-language pathologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Illinois State University.

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