Academy of
Breastfeeding Medicine

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


Submit a Workshop Proposal for
the 22nd Annual International Meeting
November 9 - 12, Atlanta

Submit your proposal.

Apply here
Deadline: Friday, April 14, 2017

Submit your Abstract.

Apply here
Deadline: Saturday, May 27, 2017

Authors must register for the Annual Meeting to present / discuss their abstracts.

"We are a group of physicians in various subspecialties around the world, dedicated to the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding and human lactation"

Enjoy learning more about us HERE in our new video.

We invite you to watch and share!

Breastfeeding Highlighted by Chelsea Clinton.

Read full NYT interview Here

Have you renewed your membership for 2017?
Now is the time! Renew here

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 2017 membership

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

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

Eighth Annual Summit on Breastfeeding

June 15-16, 2016

Supported by W.K. Kellogg Foundation

View videos from the Eighth Annual Summit

Select Articles:

Good Intention is Not Enough: The Road to Intentional Action in Mitigating Breastfeeding Health Disparities

Obesity and Breastfeeding: Exploring the Relationship

Reaching the Global Breastfeeding Target: What Will it Take?

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 Bachrach, 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


* Deceased

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 Ricke, MD, FABM

Leila Sabet, MD

Ruth Stanhiser, MD

Rima Strassman, MD, FABM

Kanae Tada, MD

Timothy Tobolic, MD, FABM

Nancy E. Wight, MD, FABM


view all

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.