Mothers and families seeking help for personal breastfeeding needs should call the Oklahoma Breastfeeding Hotline at 877-271-MILK.

OBRC Organizational Chart

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Awards, Publications, & Research

Awards

  • Fellow of International Lactation Consultant Association (FILCA), International Lactation Consultant Association (Received), 2009 - Present
  • IBCLC Care Award, by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and the International Lactation Consultant Association, 2018
  • Warren Crosby Champion in Maternal/Child Health Award, by Oklahoma Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative (Received), September 2017

Professional Presentations

  • Colindres, P., Mannel, R. L., "Outpatient Clinic: Lessons learned in operating outpatient lactation services", US Lactation Consultant Association, Online Webinar. September 2017.
  • Mannel, R. L., "Becoming Baby-Friendly in Oklahoma: Statewide Support for Improving Breastfeeding Outcomes", US Lactation Consultant Association National Conference, San Antonio, TX, Poster. May 2017.
  • Mannel, R. L., "The Oklahoma Breastfeeding Hotline: Increasing Access to IBCLC Services", US Lactation Consultant Association National Conference, San Antonio, TX, Poster. May 2017.

Books

  • Campbell, S., Lauwers, J., Mannel, R. L., Spencer, B. (Eds.), (2019). In Core Curriculum for Interdisciplinary Lactation Care. Lactation Education Accreditation and Approval Review Committee. Jones and Bartlett.
  • Mannel, R. L., Martens, P., Walker, M. (Eds.), (2012). In ILCA Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice (3rd ed.). Jones and Bartlett.
  • Mannel, R. L., Martens, P., Walker, M. (Eds.), (2008). In ILCA Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice (2nd ed.). Jones and Bartlett.

Book Chapters

  • Mannel, R. L., Campbell, S. H., Stehel, E. K. (2019). Interdisciplinary Lactation Services. Core Curriculum for Interdisciplinary Lactation Care. Core Curriculum for Interdisciplinary Lactation Care. Jones and Bartlett.
  • Mannel, R. L. (2018). Commercial Aspects of Breastfeeding: Products and Services. A State of the Art View on Human Milk and Lactation. Family Larrson-Rosenquist Foundation.
  • Mannel, R. L., Watson, G. C., Brooks, E. (2014). The Lactation Consultant: Roles and Responsibilities. In Wambach, K. (Ed.), Breastfeeding and Human Lactation (5th ed.). Jones and Bartlett.
  • Mannel, R. L. (2012). Developing and Managing a Hospital Lactation Service. ILCA Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice (3rd ed.). Jones and Bartlett.
  • Mannel, R. L., Walker, M. (2012). Human Milk Expression, Storage and Handling. ILCA Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice (3rd ed.). Jones and Bartlett.

Scientific/Scholarly Journals

  • Bennett, C., Mannel, R. L. (2018). Walking the Medicaid Policy Tightrope Between Long-Acting Reversible Contraception and Lactation. Journal of Human Lactation. Vol. 34(3) 433–437
  • Mannel, R. L., Peck, J. (2018). Outcomes Associated With Type of Milk Supplementation Among Late Preterm Infants. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing. DOI
  • Mannel, R. L., Dixon, I.* (2015). Breastfeeding was going well and now my nipples hurt: could my baby or I have a yeast infection? Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association, 31(2), 319-20. PMID: 25869193. DOI: 10.1177 / 0890334415574264
  • Mannel, R. L., Bacon, N. (2014). Hospital efforts to improve breastfeeding outcomes: becoming baby-friendly in Oklahoma. The Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, 107(9-10), 485-92. PMID: 25790595.
  • Mannel, R. L., Dixon, I.* (2014). Overly Full Breasts (Engorgement). Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association, 30(3), 369-370. PMID: 25015999. DOI: 10.1177 / 0890334414535508
  • Parker, M., Mannel, R. L. (2013). What is human donor milk and why might my baby need it? Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association, 29(3), 421-2. PMID: 23855033. DOI: 10.1177 / 0890334413488240
  • Mannel, R. L. (2011). Defining lactation acuity to improve patient safety and outcomes. Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association, 27(2), 163-70. PMID: 21527797. DOI: 10.1177 / 0890334410397198
  • Mannel, R. L. (2010). Lactation rounds: a system to improve hospital productivity. Journal of human lactation : official journal of International Lactation Consultant Association, 26(4), 393-8. PMID: 20871092. DOI: 10.1177 / 0890334410377325