2022 Speakers

Founders Lecture

The Founders Lecturer is selected each year by the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine's founders. Click here to see the Founding members.

Research in Breastfeeding  Medicine :  A  Founder's 30 Year Perspective Arthur Eidelman, MD, FABM


Invited Speakers

The Annual Meeting Planning Committee is pleased to present these speakers and topics to you.


Ankyloglossia: Back to the Future | Yvonne LeFort, MD, FABM


Infant feeding in Emergencies | Karleen Gribble, PhD, BRurSc


The Clinicians' Plea for Research We Can Act On: What Docs Want, What's Published and What's Funded, 2022 vs 2020 | Christina Smillie, MD, FAAP, IBCLC, FABM


Mastitis - Protocol revision can cover basic science and clinical side | Katrina Mitchell, MD, IBCLC, FAC


Donor milk: Who does what where & for whom? | Erin Hamilton- Spence, MD


Breastfeeding, Microbiome and Epigenetics | Lawrence Noble, MD


Parent’s Research Priorities for Lactation and Prematurity | Ilana Levene, PhD, Bm, BCh, MRCPCH


Prolactin: pleiotropic actions in pregnancy and lactation | Sharon Ladyman, BSc, PhD


Second Edition of the World Health Organization’s Infant and Young Child Feeding: Model Chapter for textbooks for medical students and allied health professionals Review  | Julie Taylor, MD


How milk formula marketing makes breastfeeding support harder | Larry Grummer-Strawn, PhD



The Annual Meeting Planning Committee is pleased to bring you perspectives from around the world on these important topics


Assessing and Addressing Breastfeeding Disparities Around the Globe Panel

Katia Contreras, MD, Yvette Piovanetti, MD, Sahira Long, MD, IBCLC (moderator)


Skin to Skin Around the World

Kajsa Brimdyr, PhD, CLC, Maite Hernández Aguilar MD, MPH, PhD, Pamela Douglas, MD, and Anne Eglash, MD (moderator)