PROTOCOLS

ABM Publishes Protocols to Facilitate Best Practices in Breastfeeding Medicine

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.

Translated protocols that appear here 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.

ABM's free Clinical Protocols are now also conveniently located within the new ABM Education Center. Visit the Education Center to access all existing and future published protocols, webinar and conference session recordings, and additional digital education materials. 

1. Hypoglycemia (English revised 2021)

 

 

2. Going Home Discharge (English revised 2022)

 

3. Supplementation (2017)

                           

 

4. Mastitis (2014)

Please refer to Clinical Protocol #36, linked below, for the most current recommendations.              

 

5. Peripartum Breastfeeding Management (2013)

   

 

6. Bedsharing and Breastfeeding (2019)

   

 

7. Model Maternity Policy (2018)

 

8. Human Milk Storage for Home Use (2017)

 

9. Galactogogues (2018)

      Italian

 

10. Breastfeeding the Late Pre-Term Infant (2016)

Greek translation pdf

 

11. Ankyloglossia (2021)

Please refer to the new position statement.

Please refer to the new position statement in Ukrainian

Please refer to the new position statement in Portuguese 

 

12. NICU Graduate Going Home (2018)

 

13. Contraception and Breastfeeding (2015)

 

14. Breastfeeding Friendly Office (English revised 2021)

 

 

15. Analgesia and Anesthesia for the Breastfeeding Mother (2017)

 

16. Breastfeeding the Hypotonic Infant (2016)

 

17. Cleft Lip (2019)

 

18. Antidepressants (2015)

 

19. Breastfeeding Promotion in the Prenatal Setting (2015)

 

20. Engorgement (2016)

Please refer to Clinical Protocol #36, linked below, for the most current recommendations.          

 

21. Substance Use and Breastfeeding (Revised 2023)

 

22. Jaundice (2017)

 

23. Non-Pharmacologic Management of Procedure-Related Pain (2016)

 

24. Allergic Proctocolitis (2011)

 

25. Preprocedural Fasting for the Breastfeeding Infant (2012)

 

26. Persistent Pain with Breastfeeding (2016)

 

27. Insulin-Dependent Diabetes (2017)

   

 

28. Peripartum Analgesia & Anesthesia (2018)

 

29. Iron, Zinc, & Vitamin D (2018)

 

30. Breast Masses (2019)

 

 

31. Radiology (2019)

 

32. Hyperlactation (2020)

   

 

33. LGBTQ+ Patients (2020)

Ukrainian Translation icon

 

34. Breast Cancer (2020)                                     

  

 

35. Supporting Breastfeeding During Maternal or Child Hospitalization (2021)

 

 

 

36. The Mastitis Spectrum (Revised 2022)

 turkish download pdf

37. Physiological Infant Care (2023)

Italian