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.

If you would like to use an ABM protocol, please fill out our request form.

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.


For information on how ABM Protocols are created click below:

Instructions for Authors

For corrections to Protocols 3, 7 & 8, click:

Corrections to Published ABM Clinical Protocols


1. HYPOGLYCEMIA view online

 

2. GOING HOME/DISCHARGE view online

 

3. SUPPLEMENTATION view online

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4. MASTITIS view online

 

5. PERIPARTUM BF MANAGEMENT view online

 

6. BEDSHARING AND BREASTFEEDING view online

 

7. MODEL HOSPITAL POLICY view online

 

8. HUMAN MILK STORAGE view online

 

9. GALACTOGOGUES view online

 

10. BREASTFEEDING THE LATE PRE-TERM INFANT view online

 

11. NEONATAL ANKYLOGLOSSIA view online

 

12. NICU GRADUATE GOING HOME

 

13. CONTRACEPTION AND BREASTFEEDING view online

 

14. CARE FOR INFANTS AND CHILDREN view online

 

15. ANALGESIA AND ANESTHESIA FOR THE BREASTFEEDING MOTHER view online

 

16. BREASTFEEDING THE HYPOTONIC INFANT view online

 

17. GUIDELINES FOR BREASTFEEDING INFANTS WITH CLEFT LIP, CLEFT PALATE, OR CLEFT LIP AND PALATE view online

 

18. USE OF ANTIDEPRESSANTS IN NURSING MOTHERS view online

 

19. BREASTFEEDING PROMOTION IN THE PRENATAL SETTING view online

 

20. ENGORGEMENT view online

 

21. SUBSTANCE USE AND BREASTFEEDING view online

 

22. JAUNDICE view online

 

23. NON-PHARMACOLOGIC MANAGEMENT OF PROCEDURE-RELATED PAIN IN THE BREASTFEEDING INFANT view online

 

24. ALLERGIC PROCTOCOLITIS IN THE EXCLUSIVELY BREASTFED INFANT view online

 

25. PREPROCEDURAL FASTING FOR THE BREASTFEEDING INFANT view online

 

26. PERSISTENT PAIN view online

 

27. BREASTFEEDING AN INFANT OR YOUNG CHILD WITH INSULIN-DEPENDENT DIABETES view online

 

28. PERIPARTUM ANALGESIA AND ANESTHESIA FOR THE BREASTFEEDING MOTHER view online

 

29. IRON, ZINC, AND VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENTATION DURING BREASTFEEDING view online

 

30. BREAST MASSES, BREAST COMPLAINTS, AND DIAGNOSTIC BREAST IMAGING IN THE LACTATING WOMAN view online

 

31. RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE STUDIES IN LACTATING WOMEN view online

 

32. MANAGEMENT OF HYPERLACTATION view online

 

33. LACTATION CARE FOR LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER, QUESTIONING, PLUS PATIENTS view online