Awards & Press
Honors & Awards
|Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society||1966|
|Phi Beta Kappa||1968|
|Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society||1972|
|Glamour Magazine’s Ten Outstanding Young Working Women||1984|
|University of Colorado Medical School Alumni Association
15 Year Reunion Recognition Award
|La Leche League of Colorado/Wyoming Recognition Award||1992|
|The Colorado Dietetic Association Award of Excellence||1992-93|
|Western Dairy Council’s 1996 Ruth Bowling Award
(for Outstanding Leadership in Nutrition Education)
|Friend of WIC Award given by National Association of
Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee
Professional Society Memberships
|Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)||1978-Present|
|Member, Section on Perinatal Medicine, District VIII, AAP||1981-Present|
|Health Advisory Council, La Leche League, International||1983-Present|
|Associate Member, International Society for Research on Human Milk and Lactation||1988-2008|
|Founding Member, Colorado Breastfeeding Coalition||1991-Present|
|Founding Member, Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine||1994-Present|
|Member, National Speakers Association||1995-Present|
Dr. Mom has been quoted and/or featured in scores of daily newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, Chicago Tribune, Anchorage Daily News and Reader’s Digest.
She was also quoted in “Dear Abby”
In response to your column about the “hardship” of being a childless couple (it was tongue-in-cheek heavenly), may I present an alternative view:
“If I hadn’t had children, I probably would have had more money and material things. I probably would have gone more places, gotten more sleep and pampered myself more. My life would have been much more boring and predictable. As a result of being a parent, I have laughed harder and cried more often. I have worried more and hurried more. I’ve had less sleep but somehow I’ve had more fun. I’ve learned more and grown more. My heart has ached harder, and I’ve loved to a capacity beyond my imagination.”
This quote is from a speech by Marianne Neifert, M.D. (Reader’s Digest, January ’94, “Points to Ponder“).
I wish I had said it!
~Chris De Napoli
Thank you, thank you, thank you! So do I.
Chicago Tribune, Sunday, February 29, 1994