The cover of the latest edition of the American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing should be Carolina blue for the preponderance of good work it features by the Feeding Flock research team of Sue Thoyre, Britt Pados, Jinhee Park, Hayley Estrem, Cara McComish and Eric Hodges. Congratulations all!

The Feeding Flock is a group of clinicians and researchers dedicated to developing the science of preventing, identifying, and managing feeding difficulties in children, and their recent work informs nearly the entire July/August issue of the MCN devoted to the dynamics of feeding for infants and young children, their families and healthcare providers.

The following studies were featured in the issue:

Implementing Co-Regulated Feeding with Mothers of Preterm Infants

Thoyre, Suzanne M. PhD, RN, FAAN; Hubbard, Carol MSN, CPNP; Park, Jinhee PhD, RN; Pridham, Karen PhD, RN, FAAN; McKechnie, Anne PhD, RN, IBCLC

Supported by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research: R21NR012507 (Thoyre) and T32 NR007091 (McKecknie).

Concept of Pediatric Feeding Problems From the Parent Perspective

Estrem, Hayley Henrikson PhD, RN; Pados, Britt Frisk PhD, NNP-BC, RN; Thoyre, Suzanne PhD, RN, FAAN; Knafl, Kathleen PhD, FAAN; McComish, Cara PhD, CCC-SLP; Park, Jinhee PhD, RN

Funded by a Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Alpha Alpha Chapter Research Award, the Linda Waring Matthews Research Scholar Award, and was supported by a Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship Award from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Estrem).

 Mothers’ Psychological Distress and Feeding of Their Preterm Infants

Park, Jinhee PhD, RN; Thoyre, Suzanne PhD, RN, FAAN; Estrem, Hayley PhD, RN; Pados, Britt F. PhD, RN, NNP-BC; Knafl, George J. PhD; Brandon, Debra PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN

Supported by the National Institute of Nursing Research (R21 NR012507) awarded to Suzanne Thoyre.

Milk Flow Rates from Bottle Nipples Used after Hospital Discharge

Pados, Britt Frisk PhD, RN, NNP-BC; Park, Jinhee PhD, RN; Thoyre, Suzanne M. PhD, RN, FAAN; Estrem, Hayley PhD, RN; Nix, W. Brant BMET, BA

Funded by a Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Alpha Alpha Chapter Research Award and was supported by the National Institute of Nursing Research of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number 5F31NR011262 (Pados). Medela Inc. provided Medela Calma nipples for testing.

Development of Feeding Cues During Infancy and Toddlerhood

Hodges, Eric A. PhD, FNP-BC; Wasser, Heather M. PhD, MPH, RD, IBCLC; Colgan, Brook K. MPH, IBCLC; Bentley, Margaret E. PhD

Funding by The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Clinical Nutrition Research Center, DK56350 and R01 HD042219 (PI: Bentley).