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Mari Jo Rosenbauer, MS, RNC, CPNP, IBCLC


care of the ill newborn, breastfeeding premature infants, preparation for discharge and transition to home from the NICU, QI in the NICU


Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Lactation Consultant in the NICU.

education and training


  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing, College of Mount Saint Joseph, May 1986
  • Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, Master of Science, Child and Adolescent Health, PNP track, June 2012


  • 10/2012 Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
  • 4/5/2007 National Certification Corporation Low Risk Neonatal Nursing
  • 7/2002 Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant
  • 7/1988 National Certification Corporation High Risk Neonatal Nursing
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program- Instructor
  • STABLE-Instructor
  •  Pediatric Advanced Life Support-provider

publications and presentations

  • Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk in the NICU
  • Transition to Home for the Breastfeeding Premature Infant
  • Donor Human Milk in the NICU
  • Basics of Breastfeeding -Continuity of Care Clinic
  • PCEO program-What’s a week worth June 2010-2013
  • Breastfeeding the late preterm infant
  • Breastfeeding and related suck issues
  • Breastfeeding in Special Circumstances
  • Supporting Breastfeeding in the NICU-Boonshoft school of Medicine

awards, honors and organizations

Awards, honors

  • Nominated 2005 Nursing Excellence Awards
  • Nominated 2007 Health Heroes-Dayton Business Journal
  • Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society 2011
  • Nominated for Daisy Award 2011
  • IBCLC Lactation Care Award 2011
  • Cameo Caring Award 2012
  • Dayton Dragons Community All-star 2012


  • NAPNAP-National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • USLCA-United States Lactation Consultant Association
  • OLCA-Ohio Lactation Consultant Association
  • GMVBFC-Greater Miami Valley Breastfeeding Coalition

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I have a passion for working with newborns and their parents. It is a privilege to make a difference in the beginning of a family’s life. Often new parents especially parents with a child in the NICU are scared and vulnerable and we can help them get through these early challenges and learn to enjoy parenthood.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

we make a difference every day for the children in the Miami Valley. We are big enough to be leaders in healthcare and in the community but small enough to make a difference in the lives of the families we touch.

Dayton Children's is special because...

we do what is right for kids!

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