Dr. Mom

Marianne Neifert, MD, MTS, FAAP

aka Dr. Mom® – is a well-known pediatrician, dynamic professional speaker, long-time leader in the field of breastfeeding medicine, expert in parenting and life balance, and best-selling author.
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About Dr.Mom

Dr. Mom is the mother of five adult children—all born during her medical training—and the grandmother of seven. She addresses a wide diversity of timely topics related to women’s and children’s health and wellness. Dr. Neifert combines her professional expertise, personal experience, and practical wisdom to offer authoritative information about breastfeeding promotion and management, work-life balance, positive psychology, effective parenting, and spirituality. Over more than four decades, Dr. Mom has enchanted audiences in all 50 states and internationally with informative, empowering, and inspiring messages.

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Dr. Neifert’s Qualifications and Credentials

  • Managing Member, Dr. Mom® Presentations LLC
  • BA in Chemistry, University of Hawaii (Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Societies)
  • MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine (Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society)
  • Master of Theological Studies, Iliff School of Theology, Denver (with Distinction)
  • Board-certified pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
  • Co-Founder and longtime Medical Consultant, The Lactation Program, Denver
  • Co-Founder, Past Chair, and member, Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition
  • Co-Founder and member, Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
  • Co-Founder and Advisory Council member, Denver Mothers’ Milk Bank
  • Member Emeritus, Health Advisory Council, La Leche League, International
  • Founder and long-time facilitator for the decades-long Colorado Lactation Journal Club
  • Advisory Committee Member, Colorado Baby-Friendly Hospital Collaborative
  • Member, Colorado Infant Safe Sleep Partnership
  • Member, National Speakers Association
  • Numerous television appearances as a guest expert on parenting topics
  • Author of five parenting books
  • Magazine contributor of hundreds of articles and columns on children’s health and behavior
  • Selected as a 2020 Inductee into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame


Dr. Neifert has authored Great Expectations: The Essential Guide to Breastfeeding and other child-rearing books, as well as hundreds of articles and columns for various magazines, including McCalls, Parenting, BabyTalk, American Baby, Virtue, and ParentLife. Dr. Mom has given hundreds of media interviews to educate the public about breastfeeding, parenting, children’s health issues, and work-life balance, and has been a guest on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, 20/20, CNN, Leeza and other national television programs.
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A knowledgeable, compassionate, and gifted communicator

Dr. Mom is among the most experienced and dynamic speakers who educate diverse health professionals on breastfeeding promotion and lactation management. In addition, she is one of the most compelling women motivational speakers addressing the universal quest to balance today’s multitude of competing priorities. Dr. Mom imparts affirming, practical, and poignant lessons on life balance, parenting and family life, positive psychology, and Christian spirituality.

Dr. Neifert is a well-known pediatrician, dynamic professional speaker, long-time leader in the field of breastfeeding medicine, expert in parenting and life balance, author, and women’s retreat leader who addresses diverse health and wellness topics including:
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