Academy of
Breastfeeding Medicine

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

Statements

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


ABM
Clinical Protocols are now readily available through the National Guideline Clearinghouse website.  Visit www.guideline.gov

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


 

  1. Hypoglycemia
    German
  2. Going Home/Discharge
    English
  3. Supplementation
    English
    Spanish
    Japanese
    Korean
    Chinese
  4. Mastitis
    English
    Korean
    Spanish
    Chinese
    Japanese
    German
  5. Peripartum BF Management
    English
  6. Cosleeping and Breastfeeding
    English
    Chinese
    Spanish
    Korean
    German
  7. Model Hospital Policy
    English
    Chinese
    Korean
    Spanish
  8. Human Milk Storage
    English
    German
    Spanish
    Chinese
    Korean
  9. Galactogogues
    English
    Korean
    Spanish
  10. Breastfeeding the Late Pre-term Infant
    English
    Korean
    Japanese
    Spanish
    Polish
  11. Neonatal Ankyloglossia
    This protocol has been removed from the website because it has expired. It is currently under revision and will be replaced when the revision is approved and published in Breastfeeding Medicine.
  12. NICU Graduate Going Home
    This protocol has been removed from the website because it has expired. It is currently under revision and will be replaced when the revision is approved and published in Breastfeeding Medicine.
  13. Contraception and Breastfeeding
    This protocol has been removed from the website because it has expired. It is currently under revision and will be replaced when the revision is approved and published in Breastfeeding Medicine.
  14. The Breastfeeding-Friendly Physicians' Office Part 1: Optimizing Care for Infants and Children
    English
  15. Analgesia and Anesthesia for the Breastfeeding Mother
    English
  16. Breastfeeding the Hypotonic Infant
    English
    Korean
    Chinese
    Spanish
  17. Guidelines for Breastfeeding Infants with Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate, or Cleft Lip and Palate
    English
  18. Use of Antidepressants in Nursing Mothers
    English
    Korean
    Spanish
    Chinese
  19. Breastfeeding Promotion in the Prenatal Setting
    English
    Korean
    Spanish
    Chinese
  20. Engorgement
    English
    Spanish
    German
    Chinese
  21. Breastfeeding and the Drug-Dependant Woman
    English
    Korean
    Spanish
    Chinese
  22. Jaundice
    English
    Chinese
    Spanish
    Korean
    Japanese
    Polish
  23. Non-Pharmacologic Management of Procedure-Related Pain in the Breastfeeding Infant
    English
    Spanish
    Chinese
  24. Allergic Proctocolitis in the Exclusively Breastfed Infant
    English
    Spanish
    Korean
    German
  25. Preprocedural Fasting for the Breastfed Infant
    English