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Welcome to Dr. Bridget Young’s Website

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I am a doctor of Perinatal and Pediatric Nutrition.  I hold a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology from Colgate University and a PhD from Cornell University in Nutritional Science.  I specialize in maternal and child nutrition and am a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC).  I conduct clinical research in the department of Pediatric Nutrition at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.  I currently study how breast milk is affected by maternal characteristics including diet, and how differences in milk affect infant growth patterns.  I am passionate about optimizing infant health and improving the experience of breastfeeding mothers.

I am also passionate about empowering parents to make confident educated decisions surrounding infant feeding once they decide to supplement.  My goal is to translate all the most recent medical research advances on this topic into easily-understandable steps parents can implement with their own babies.  Read more about that work here! Baby Formula Expert.com