The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

A worldwide organization of medical doctors dedicated to Educating and Empowering Health Professionals to Support and Manage Breastfeeding, Lactation, and Human Milk Feeding

For over 25 years, ABM has been bringing doctors together to provide evidence-based solutions to the challenges facing breastfeeding across the globe. A vast body of research has demonstrated significant nutritional, physiological, and psychological benefits for both mothers and children that last well beyond infancy. But while breastfeeding is the foundation of a lifetime of health and wellbeing, clinical practice lags behind scientific evidence.

Since its incorporation in 1995, ABM has been building a global community of medical doctors with diverse backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and specialties. Through its worldwide membership, peer-reviewed journal, Fellowship in Breastfeeding Medicine, Annual International Meeting, and partnerships with other organizations, ABM has created a network of experts and advocates to drive medicine forward in this crucial area.

By building on our legacy of research into this field and sharing it with the broader medical community, we can overcome barriers, influence health policies, and change behaviors.

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Professional education and the most current research and practice are at the foundation of everything we do. Because when HCPs have easy access to reliable, evidence-based information, they can better advise new mothers and create an environment that encourages breastfeeding. ABM’s legacy is built on a foundation of scientific rigor and the spread of knowledge.

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ABM's Strategic Plan 

In 2022, ABM announced its new mission, vision, and value statements, which included defining domains and goals, as well as key strategic objectives that will be focused on in the next several years. As we begin to execute the new strategic plan, we will continue as a worldwide organization of medical doctors to promote and protect breastfeeding, lactation, and human milk feeding in support of a healthier world.

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