2017 West Virginia MotherBaby Summit

The 2017 West Virginia MotherBaby Summit will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Holiday Inn and Suites, Charleston West/400 Second Ave, Charleston.

The keynote address will be given by Paula K. Schreck, MD, IBCLC, FABM.

Dr. Paula Schreck

attended the University of Michigan Medical School. She completed her Pediatric Residency at the University of California, San Diego and stayed at UCSD as clinical faculty for two years before returning to her home state of Michigan. She joined the staff of St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit in 1997 and became the Medical Director of Breastfeeding Support Services at St. John Hospital in 2004. In 2008, she created the St. John Outpatient Breastfeeding Clinic, the first physician-led breastfeeding clinic in the state of Michigan. The model has since been applied at three other Michigan hospitals in St. John’s Ascension hospital network.

She is the co-author and medical director of the St. John Mother Nurture Project, a W.K. Kellogg Foundation-supported innovative and far-reaching breastfeeding initiative that spans her urban hospital and the surrounding community. She is also medical director and creator of the Mother Nurture Lactation College, a unique lactation consultant-training program for minority women.

In 2012, she was named Breastfeeding Coordinator for the six-hospital St. John Providence Health System. As part of her system duties, she served as the physician lead for three of these hospitals in the Best Fed Beginnings national collaborative. St. John Hospital and Medical Center was awarded WHO/UNICEF Baby-Friendly designation in July 2014.

Dr. Schreck is a Physician Champion for the EMPower Breastfeeding Initiative and maintains a part-time general pediatric practice.


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Background Information

Every maternity hospital in West Virginia is encouraged to send a health care team of up to 5 staff members. Ideas for members include: Nurse Manager of Well Baby, Nurse Manager of Post Partum, Medical Director of Well Baby, Nurse Manager of Labor and Delivery, Medical Director of Labor and Delivery, Nursing Director of Maternal Child Health Service, Certified Nurse Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Staff Nurses, Charge Nurses, Quality Improvement Specialists, Clinical Educators. Each hospital may send one Lactation Consultant. MDs do not count toward the 5 total.

Supported by: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, West Virginia DHHR/Office of Maternal Child and Family Health, West Virginia Hospital Association/West Virginia Breastfeeding Alliance, and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. There is no charge for admission.