April Mitsch, MS, RDN, IBCLC

Oregon Health & Science University UCEDD
Institute on Development & Disability
Oregon Health & Science University
707 SW Gaines St.
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: 503-494-8086
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: August 16, 2019

April Mitsch

Discipline Coordinators: Nutrition
Specialty Resource Contacts: Lactation Consultant
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Feeding and Swallow Disorder Clinic
Discipline(s): Nutrition
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: human lactation, malnutrition, pediatric feeding disorders, gestational diabetes, developmental origins of health and disease
Education: graduate programs in human nutrition, gentle feeding practices for premature infants


April Mitsch is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist with over twenty years' experience with a clinical focus in supporting pregnancy, lactation, child growth and development and medical education. During work in a neonatal intensive care center, she is proud of developing a clinical guideline for the use of pasteurized donor milk & work on the WHO baby friendly hospital Initiative. After many years working with breastfeeding mothers', she became an IBCLC and turned her focus to infants and children with complex feeding and swallowing disorders. Now an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon working for the Institute for Developmental Disabilities. She works to help families of medically fragile infants & children with complex health needs reach the most natural and safe feeding method possible to support growth, development and optimal nutrition. April is active in educating future health care professions in pediatric feeding disorders, infant feeding, pediatric nutrition and is excited to accept the position of LEND Nutrition faculty.