ABM Statement on Attacks on AAPI Community

The number of attacks on Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community members in the United States is rising, and these acts have become increasingly violent. The attack in Atlanta, GA on March 16 left eight people dead, including six Asian American women. The rhetoric utilized in categorizing COVID-19 as the “China Virus” or “Kung Flu” has stoked xenophobic fears and hatred towards the AAPI community, locally, nationally, and globally.

These hateful acts are wrong. Although we do not have all the answers, we remain committed to equity, diversity, and human dignity, as outlined in our Health Equity statement. We will continue to work to advance inclusiveness in our membership, in our leadership, and in the field of breastfeeding medicine.



Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc, FABM

Joe Lindahl, MA, CAE
Executive Director