Academy of
Breastfeeding Medicine

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



2016 First Food Forum: Achieving Health Equity in Every Community

Opening video at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in DC, First Food Forum

2016 Women Deliver: 4th Global Conference

Opening video at the Women Deliver 2016 Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark

ABM Membership - Join Now!

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine LogoThe Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is accepting applications for 2016 membership.

Showcasing two decades of
breastfeeding, promotion, protection,
and support

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine: Supporting Mothers and Babies Worldwide from Tatoosh Media on Vimeo.

6th European Regional Meeting
on Breastfeeding Medicine
for Physicians

June 17-18th, 2016
Lisbon, Portugal

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and SOS Amamentação invite you to attend the 6th European Regional Meeting for Physicians on June 17-18th, 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal. Portugal's capital and largest city of Portugal, is a beautiful city which lies on the northern side of the Tagus River.It's one of the most interesting and vibrating capitals of Europe. Here tradition and history meet innovation and modernity. And so this city is symbol of our meeting where we will discuss valuable knowledge, which was transmitted through generations of breastfeeding mothers and add new scientific data which such excellent speakers as Dr. Kathleen Marinelli (USA), Prof. Dr. James Mckenna (USA), Prof. Dr. Juan Rodriguez-Gomez (Spain) and  Dr. Skadi Springer (Germany).  

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is a worldwide organization of physicians dedicated to the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding and human lactation. The Academy is a core partner of the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, affiliated with the United Nations Department of Public Information, and a member of the United States Breastfeeding Committee.

In the attached conference brochure you will find all details about the meeting. Early bird registration ends at April 30, 2016

If you would like to present your research or submit an abstract for the Meeting, please send submissions to by May 31, 2016. For registration, hotel accommodations and additional information, please visit our website:  

Registration is possible with the attached Registration form or on our website

We look forward to seeing you in Lisbon

Monica Pina, MD, ABM,              
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

Reet Raukas, MD, ABM
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

Elien Rouw MD, FABM,
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine


Sixth Annual Summit on Breastfeeding

June 3-4, 2014

View special presentation by Gail Christopher


Breastfeeding Medicine Podcasts

ABM members and co-hosts Anne Eglash, MD and Karen Bodnar, MD discuss low milk supply, domperidone, and metoclopramide

Listen to this and more podcasts  from Breastfeeding Medicine.


We are excited to introduce our Lifetime Members:

Rajeev Agarwal, MD

Erin Appleton, MD

Lela Bacharach, MD

Karen Bodnar, MD,

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

Alexandra Hunt, MD

James Kratzer, MD, MPH

Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, FABM

Ruth Lawrence, MD, FABM

Virginia Meade, DO

James Murphy, MD, FABM

Audrey Naylor, MD, FABM, DrPH

Rebecca Powers, MD

Sarah Reece-Stremtan, MD

Lori Rickie, MD, FABM

Leila Sabet, MD

Ruth Stanhiser, MD

Rima Strassman, MD, FABM

Kanae Tada, MD

Timothy Tobolic, MD, FABM

Nancy E. Wight, MD, FABM


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and other Events

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Official Journal

Breastfeeding Medicine Journal CoverFind the latest research in Breastfeeding Medicine, the Official Journal of ABM

Featured content by Ruth A. Lawrence, MD: "Increasing Breastfeeding Duration: Changing the Paradigm"

This and more in Breastfeeding Medicine.


The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is a Core Partner of the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA). The ABM/WABA Physician's Pledge is a vehicle for all physicians to declare their support for the Innocenti Declaration Goals and to "go on record" as a breastfeeding-friendly practicioner.