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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Exhibitor Opportunities

Do you want to reach over 400 physicians and health professionals in breastfeeding medicine?

We invite you to show off your products, business, or organization at ABM's Meeting in Los Angeles.Please feel free to call ABM at 914-740-2115 with any questions.


A unique opportunity for an insiders view of the Cuban health care system with a focus on women's health. Must be an ABM member to participate. Deadline is October 18. View details here.

Seventh Annual Summit on Breastfeeding Videos

June 17-18, 2015

Supported by W.K. Kellogg Foundation


Journey to Parenthood Campaign

We recently participated in MediaplanetUSA’s “Journey to Parenthood” campaign where we joined many industry leaders and associations to highlight the road from conception to birth to bringing home a new bundle of joy. The campaign focuses on promoting and inspiring expecting and new parents to take the necessary actions to ensure a happy and healthy child, while also providing solutions for parents to make this journey as stress-free as possible. The campaign was distributed in a centerfold of LA Times on August 22, 2015 and is published on a MediaPlanet original site. Visit the site to learn more:


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,Mary Ann O’Hara, MD, MPH, 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

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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.