Academy of
Breastfeeding Medicine

A worldwide organization of physicians dedicated to the promotion,
protection and support of breastfeeding and human lactation

About ABM

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

is a worldwide organization of physicians dedicated to the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding and human lactation. Our mission is to unite members of the various medical specialties with this common purpose through:

  • Physician education
  • Expansion of knowledge in both breastfeeding science and human lactation
  • Facilitation of optimal breastfeeding practices
  • Encouragement of the exchange of information among organizations

If you are a Physician or Medical Student / Resident, and would like to apply for membership, click here.

A central goal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is the development of clinical protocols for managing common medical problems that may impact breastfeeding success. View the current protocols.

ABM Statements: Position on Breastfeeding

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is Associated with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations.

We are excited to introduce our Lifetime Members:

Rajeev Agarwal, MD
Erin Appleton, MD
Lela Bacharach, MD
Karen Bodnar, MD, IBCLC
Susan Campbell, MD
Sudha Chandrasekhar, MD, MPH
Caroline Chantry, MD, FABM
Yoo-Mi Chung, MD, FABM
Nanette Dahlquist, MD, FABM
Alicia Dermer, MD, FABM
Tamara Fusco, MD
Jennifer Grow, MD
Susan Hayward, MD, FABM
Gail M. Herrine, MD, FABM
James Kratzer, MD, MPH
Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, FABM
Ruth Lawrence, MD, FABM
Virginia Meade, DO
James Murphy, MD, FABM
Audrey Naylor, MD, FABM
Rebecca Powers, MD
Sarah Reece-Stremtan, MD
Lori Ricke, MD, FABM
Leila Sabet, MD
Ruth Stanhiser, MD
Rima Strassman, MD, FABM
Kanae Tada, MD
Nancy E. Wight, MD, FABM

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is a Core Partner of the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)