Caroline Chantry, M.D.

Caroline J. Chantry, M.D.


International and Community Nutrition

Pediatrics General




  • Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
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2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite 2200
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Caroline Chantry chose pediatrics because she believes that children are fun and their growth and development unique. She tries to balance her care between natural and holistic medicine, when possible, and medical intervention where appropriate. Dr. Chantry is also interested in nutrition and promotion of breastfeeding.


General Pediatrics

Center/Program Affiliation

Center for Healthcare Policy and Research
UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.D., Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina, 1982

B.S., Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 1978


University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 1987-89

University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, 1984-85

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics, 1989

American Board of Pediatrics, 2003

American Board of Pediatrics, 2010

Professional Memberships

Academic Pediatric Association

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

American Academy of Pediatrics

Society for Pediatric Research

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Teaching Award, Academic Faculty UC Davis Department of Pediatrics, 2003

First Place Platform Presentation, Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, 1999

Recognition for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Department of Pediatrics, UC San Francisco Medical Center, 1988

Alpha Omega Alpha, 1980

Top Graduating Scholar in the College of Science and Humanities, Iowa State University, 1978

Phi Beta Kappa, 1977

Select Recent Publications

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Chantry CJ, Dewey KG, Peerson JM, Wagner EA, Nommsen-Rivers LA. In-hospital formula use increases early breastfeeding cessation among first-time mothers intending to exclusively breastfeed. J Pediatr. 2014 Jun;164(6):1339-45.

Wagner EA, Chantry CJ, Dewey KG, Nommsen-Rivers LA. Breastfeeding concerns at 3 and 7 days postpartum and feeding status at 2 months. Pediatrics. 2013 Oct;132(4):e865-75. Epub 2013 Sep 23.

Chantry CJ, Howard CR. Clinical protocols for management of breastfeeding. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2013 Feb;60(1):75-113.

Young S, Leshabari S, Arkfeld C, Singler J, Dantzer E, Israel-Ballard K, Mashio C, Maternowska C, Chantry C. Barriers and promoters of home-based pasteurization of breastmilk among HIV-infected mothers in greater Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Breastfeed Med. 2013 Jun;8(3):321-6.  Epub 2012 Nov 6.

Chantry CJ, Young SL, Rennie W, Ngonyani M, Mashio C, Israel-Ballard K, Peerson J, Nyambo M, Matee M, Ash D, Dewey K, Koniz-Booher P. Feasibility of using flash-heated breastmilk as an infant feeding option for HIV-exposed, uninfected infants after 6 months of age in urban Tanzania. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012 May 1;60(1):43-50.

Chantry CJ, Nommsen-Rivers LA, Peerson JM, Cohen RJ, Dewey KG.Excess weight loss in first-born breastfed newborns relates to maternal intrapartum fluid balance. Pediatrics. 2011 Jan;127(1):e171-9.

Chantry CJ. Supporting the 75%: overcoming barriers after breastfeeding initiation. Breastfeed Med. 2011 Oct;6:337-9.

Chantry CJ, Wiedeman J, Buehring G, Peerson JM, Hayfron K, K'Aluoch O, Lonnerdal B, Israel-Ballard K, Coutsoudis A, Abrams B. Effect of flash-heat treatment on antimicrobial activity of breastmilk. Breastfeed Med. 2011 Jun;6(3):111-6. Epub 2010 Nov 23.