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Merilee Brockway

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary

I am a PhD prepared nurse and International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) with expertise in maternal-child health, infant feeding, and patient engagement. I completed my PhD in nursing at the University of Calgary, examining maternal breastfeeding self-efficacy and infant feeding outcomes in moderate and late preterm infants. I also completed a three year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Manitoba exploring clinical applications of donor human milk for preterm infants. As an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary, my program of research examines the use of donor human milk as a clinical intervention to mitigate early life perturbations to the infant microbiome. I also look at how donor milk can improve maternal experiences with infant feeding. When I am not researching lactation and human milk, I love to hike and cross-country ski with my family.


  • 2022–present
    Assistant professor, University of Calgary
  • 2019–2022
    Postdoctoral fellow, University of Manitoba


  • 2019 
    University of Calgary, Doctorate
  • 2002 
    University of Calgary, BN
  • 2000 
    University of Lethbridge, BSc

Professional Memberships

  • International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
  • College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta