Academy of
Breastfeeding Medicine

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


ABM Position Statement on Breastfeeding

ABM Physician Education Statement

ABM Position Statement on Mothers in Workplace Employment or Educational Settings

Clinical Protocols

These protocols serve only as guidelines for the care of breastfeeding mothers and infants and do not delineate an exclusive course of treatment or serve as standards of medical care. Variations in treatment may be appropriate according to the needs of an individual patient.

If you would like to use an ABM protocol, please fill out our request form.

Translated protocols that appear here [on the ABM website] have undergone a rigorous two-way translation to provide complete accuracy. Please be aware that translations that appear elsewhere, such as on other websites, are not 'official' ABM translations and ABM cannot assure their accuracy.

For information on how ABM Protocols are created click below:

Instructions for Authors

Procedure for Protocol Development

Quality of Evidence

For corrections to Protocols 3, 7 & 8, click below:

Corrections to Published ABM Clinical Protocols

Clinical Protocols are now readily available through the National Guideline Clearinghouse website.  Visit

Note: Most protocols below are available as pdf files, viewable with Adobe Reader.


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