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ABM Lifetime Member Profile: Nancy E. Wight, MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP

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Nancy Wight

Nancy E. Wight, MD, IBCLC, FABM, FAAP, San Diego Neonatology, Inc. Medical Director, Sharp HealthCare Lactation Services

ABM: Why did you become a member of ABM?

Wight: I was inspired by the quality and vision of the founding members and wanted to be a part of the journey.

ABM: What is ABM‘s greatest strength?

WightIt’s members and all they do in so many arenas (clinical care, research, teaching, mentoring, health planning, etc. etc.)!

ABM: What inspires you to promote, protect and support breastfeeding?

Wight:  As a physician, I care about the health of my community in all its forms and breastfeeding is the best health insurance.

ABM: What advice can you offer to physicians who are interested in learning more about breastfeeding?

WightJoin ABM, join ILCA, join your local breastfeeding coalition. Find a breastfeeding ‘champion’ in your area to act as a mentor for you.

ABM: What accomplishment are you most proud of in your career?

Wight: I am most proud of the fact that as a clinician and educator I have influenced others to follow in my footsteps and EXCEED my accomplishments.

ABM: What is a current challenge for you in your work?

Wight: Keeping up with the incredible increase in human lactation research and literature over the last 10 years while working full-time (including nights!) as an ‘elder’ clinical neonatologist.

ABM: What can ABM offer physicians worldwide?

Wight: A vast wealth of peer knowledge and support.

Thank you, Dr. Wight.  We look forward to featuring additional Lifetime and Gold Members on the ABM Blog each week.

Join us at the 18th Annual International Meeting to be held November 21-24, 2013 in Philadelphia.

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  1. I’ve long been a fan of Dr. Wight and all of her fabulous insights on LACTNET. How nice to have a face to put with the name now, too!

    Diana Cassar-Uhl, IBCLC

    July 18, 2013 at 2:13 pm

  2. I will always remember attending UCSD class on my way to becoming a CLE 22 yrs ago, and breastfeeding my 6 month old son while Dr. Wight lectured and simultaneously breastfed her baby! It was natural, looked easy/comfortable as she lectured, and it empowered me to go on and get my IBCLC. The most awesome example of a working woman who really supports breastfeeding, how lucky are the people she touches! Thank You for being such an inspiration Dr. Wight, and God Bless You!

    Martha Wardrop, IBCLC, (former & now disabled) RN

    July 18, 2013 at 8:40 pm


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