Marianne Neifert, MD, better known as Dr. Mom, is a renowned pediatrician, dynamic professional speaker, author of popular parenting books, columnist, and mother of five grown children who were all born during her medical training. A fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics, and clinical professor of pediatrics at University of Colorado School of Medicine, Neifert offers her audiences the accumulated wisdom of decades of parenting experience.
She has authored three popular child-rearing books, Dr. Mom: A Guide to Baby and Child Care, Dr. Mom's Parenting Guide, and Dr. Mom's Guide to Breastfeeding. Her newest book, Dr. Mom's Prescription for Preschoolers, is scheduled for publication in June 2001 by Zondervan Publishing House. She is a contributing editor for Parenting magazine and writes a bimonthly medical column, Ask Dr. Mom, for Baby Talk magazine. For millions of parents, the name "Dr. Mom" is synonymous with practical, prudent, empowering advice, laced with empathic support and reassurance.
A well-known child and family advocate, Neifert makes frequent media appearances to educate the public about parenting and children's health issues and has inspired audiences in 45 states. She has been a guest on Good Morning America, Today, CBS This Morning, 20/20, Sonja Live, CNN, Leeza Show, Home Show, Hour Magazine, Great Day America, and other national television programs. Neifert effectively combines her professional training, personal experience, and practical wisdom to offer commonsense advice on issues affecting today's generation of children and the parents who must prepare them to thrive in a changing world.