ABM Gold Member Profile: Featuring Paula K. Schreck, MD
ABM: Why did you become a member of ABM?
Schreck: I became a member of ABM as I first began building my career in Breastfeeding Medicine. The promise of fellowship with other like-minded MD’s was compelling as was the access to up-to-date science and information.
ABM: What is ABM‘s greatest strength?
Schreck: ABM’s greatest strength is its membership.
ABM: What inspires you to promote, protect and support breastfeeding?
Schreck: The palpable difference in the health of the breastfeeding mother and baby dyad motivates and inspires me in my work.
ABM: What advice can you offer to physicians who are interested in learning more about breastfeeding?
Schreck: Start by attending an ABM Annual Meeting.
ABM: What accomplishment are you most proud of in your career?
Schreck: My greatest accomplishment is the creation of my outpatient breastfeeding clinic. Its success has brought breastfeeding into the spotlight in my hospital system.
ABM: What is a current challenge for you in your work?
Schreck: Taking four hospitals through Baby-Friendly at the same time.
ABM: What can ABM offer physicians worldwide?
Schreck: Inspiration, information, and fellowship.
Thank you, Dr. Schreck. We look forward to featuring additional Lifetime and Gold Members on the ABM Blog each week.
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