University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Bio for Audrey J Naylor, M.D.

Audrey J Naylor, M.D.

Clinical Professor
Department of Pediatrics

Contact Information
(802) 985-5160
Office Location:
Wellstart International, 85 Westview Drive, Shelburne, VT 05482


Fellowships:  UCLA Department of Pediatrics:
Ambulatory Pediatrics (1972-1973)
Pediatric Neurology (1957-1958)

Residency:  UCLA Medical Center:
Preventive Medicine (1965-1967)
Pediatrics (1958-1960)

Internship:  Pediatrics, UCLA Medical Center (1956-1958)

DrPH, University of California, Los Angeles, CA (1972)
MPH, University of California, Los Angeles, CA (1965)
M.D., University of California, Los Angeles, CA (1956)
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, CA (1953)

Academic Appointments

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics (voluntary, part time), The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (2009-present)

Professional Positions

President, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Wellstart International, an independent nonprofit agency with offices in California and Vermont. Wellstart provides consultation services and technical assistance in lactation management education for perinatal health care professionals locally, nationally, and internationally.

Since incorporation in 1985. Wellstart has focused on improving the knowledge and skills of policy makers and educators of health care providers regarding breastfeeding, complementary feeding and maternal nutrition. Wellstart was designated as a WHO Collaborating Center for Breastfeeding Promotion with Emphasis on Lactation Management Education.

Editorial Boards

Associate Editor and Peer Reviewer, Breastfeeding Medicine (2005 to present)

Committee Appointments

Chapter Breastfeeding Coordinator, AAP Vermont (2010-present)
World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), Member of the Steering Committee (2004-2010)
UCSD Medical Center, Task Force on Breastfeeding (2002-2006)
San Diego First 5 "Technical Advisory Committee (2000-2004); member of the Community Engagement Leadership Team (2004-2006)
San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition, member of the Board of Directors (2002-2004)
California State Breastfeeding Promotion Advisory Committee(1996 -2006)
La Leche League International, member of the Health Advisory Council
U.S. Breastfeeding Committee, elected as member of the Leadership Team (treasurer), 2002-2004, elected as Chair (2004-2006 and 2006-2008)
Baby-Friendly USA, member of the Board of Directors (2012-2015, 1996-2002)
American Academy of Pediatrics: elected member of the Executive Committee of the Section on Breastfeeding (2000-2008) (formerly the Work Group on Breastfeeding and the Task Force,1994-2000) Secretary/Treasurer, Executive Committee of the Section on Breastfeeding (2000-2004)
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine: Founding and subsequently elected member of Board of Directors, President (2000-2001), Appointed as a member of the Council of Advisors (2006-2009)

Awards and Honors

Distinguished Service Award, United States Breastfeeding Committee (August 2008).
Mothering Magazine. Selected as the magazine's Living Treasure for the November-December 2008 Edition
La Leche League International. Awarded the organization's Special Lifetime Achievement Award (July 2003)