Academy of
Breastfeeding Medicine

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


We look forward to seeing you at our 20th Annual International Meeting

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Seventh Annual Summit on Breastfeeding Videos

June 17-18, 2015

Supported by W.K. Kellogg Foundation


We are excited to introduce our Lifetime Members: Lela Bachrach, MD, MS; Karen Bodnar, MD, IBCLC; Sudha Chandrasekhar, MD, MPH; Caroline Chantry, MD, FABM; Yoo-Mi Chung, MD, FABM; Alicia Dermer, MD, FABM; Tamara M. Fusco, MD, IBCLC, FABM; Susan Hayward, MD, FABM; Gail Herrine, MD, FABM; James Kratzer, MD, MPH; Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, FABM; Ruth Lawrence, MD, FABM; Virginia Meade, DO; James Murphy, MD, FABM; Audrey J. Naylor, MD, DrPH, 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; and Nancy Wight, MD, FABM.

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Sixth Annual Summit


Breastfeeding Medicine PodcastsABM 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.



Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine LogoThe Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is accepting applications for 2015 membership.

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.


Sylvia Pager

Sylvia Pager, MD, MS, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC

ABM would like to honor Sylvia Pager, MD, MS, FAAP, FABM, IBCLC, a Hawaii pediatrician and an Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine fellow, who passed away on Feb. 8, 2015. Dr. Pager recently testified in the Hawaii State Legislature in support of the Paid Family Leave Bill. Dr. Pager was passionate about breastfeeding education and helping new mothers overcome lactation challenges. She served on the board of Hawaii Mothers' Milk and Breastfeeding Hawaii.


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.