Academy of
Breastfeeding Medicine

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


Thanks for the great participation in our
20th Anniversary Conference
in Los Angeles!


1st Regional ABM Conference on Breastfeeding for Middle East & Africa


for our 21st Annual Conference
which will take place October 14-16, 2016
in Washington DC

View our 20th Anniversary Video
showcasing two decades of breastfeeding promotion,
protection, and support.

ABM Membership - Join Now!

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


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.

Seventh Annual Summit on Breastfeeding

June 17-18, 2015

Supported by W.K. Kellogg Foundation

View videos from the Seventh Annual Summit

Sixth Annual Summit on Breastfeeding

June 3-4, 2014

View special presentation by Gail Christopher


We are excited to introduce our Lifetime Members:

Rajeev Agarwal, MD
Erin Appleton, MD
Lela Bacharach, MD
Karen Bodnar, MD, IBCLC
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
James Kratzer, MD, MPH
Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, FABM
Ruth Lawrence, MD, FABM
Virginia Meade, DO
James Murphy, MD, FABM
Audrey Naylor, MD, 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
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.