Amelia Schlak

Amelia Schlak
Mentor: Dr. Leslie Parker
College of Nursing
"I hope to pursue a graduate degree in nursing and this was an opportunity for me to see what research is like. I also have a fascination with neonatal care and this allows me to get exposure and experience with it."





Research Interests

  • Preterm Mothers
  • Premature Infants
  • Neonatal Care

Academic Awards

  • University Scholars Program


  • UF Honor's Program
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • National Residence Hall Association


  • MLK Day of Service Site Leader
  • Gator Plunge Day of Service Site Leader
  • Baby Gator

Hobbies and Interests

  • Swimming
  • Yoga

Research Description

Prenatal Breast Pumping Education of Mothers and their Support Person

The purpose of this randomized clinial trial is to discover if early education of preterm mothers will help them begin breast pumping sooner. Specifically, the timing of lactogenesis stage II, milk volume, infant comsumption, lactation duration, and stress of the mother regarding initial milk expression will be measured.