Marianne Neifert, MD, MTS, FAAP - nationally known as Dr. Mom® – is an exceptional motivational speaker who addresses sizzling topics on work-life balance, positive parenting, breastfeeding promotion and management, positive psychology, and spirituality. In addition to being a dynamic professional speaker, renowned pediatrician, best-selling author, and medical educator, Dr. Mom is the mother of five adult children—all born during her medical training—and the grandmother of seven. She combines her professional expertise, personal experience, and practical wisdom to offer sage advice about a host of parenting, breastfeeding, wellness, personal growth, and spiritual issues. Dr. Mom has enchanted audiences in 48 states and internationally.

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  • Managing Member, Dr. Mom® Presentations LLC
  • Member of National Speakers Association
  • Informing, inspiring and motivating audiences for more than three decades
  • Board-certified pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • National expert on breastfeeding and parenting
  • Author of five parenting books
  • Magazine contributor of hundreds of articles and columns on children’s health and behavior

For millions of parents, the name “Dr. Mom” is synonymous with practical and empowering advice, laced with empathic support.

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, and other national television programs.

A knowledgeable, compassionate, and gifted communicator, Dr. Mom is one of the best women motivational speakers and a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA). She imparts affirming, funny, and poignant lessons on parenting and family life, positive psychology, spirituality, and the universal quest to balance today’s multitude of competing priorities. Dr. Mom’s life-changing messages are guaranteed to inform, entertain, inspire, and motivate.

More about Dr. Neifert’s Credentials:

  • B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Hawaii (Phi Beta Kappa)
  • M.D. degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine (Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society)
  • Master of Theological Studies from Iliff School of Theology in Denver (with Distinction)
  • Board-certified pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
  • Co-Founder and Medical Consultant for The Lactation Program, Denver (1985-2009)
  • Co-Founder of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
  • Co-Founder of the Denver Mothers’ Milk Bank
  • Member of the Health Advisory Council, La Leche League, International
  • Founder and permanent facilitator for the decades-long Colorado Lactation Journal Club
  • Author of five parenting books and hundreds of magazine articles