Information and Education for Providers and Mothers

Educational materials in several formats are available to help healthcare professionals and the public make informed decisions about breastfeeding.


Gain access to Protocols that facilitate best practices in breastfeeding medicine. Our Protocols serve only as a guide for the care of breastfeeding parents 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 an individual patient’s needs. There are 35 Protocols translated into multiple languages available.

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clinical statements graphicPosition Statements on core topics related to breastfeeding medicine are available to guide practitioners in their care for breastfeeding parents. These statements serve the broader purpose of promoting, protecting, and supporting the importance of breastfeeding worldwide.

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What Every Physician Needs to Know Videos

This innovative library of What Every Physician Needs to Know Videos offers on-demand, just-in-time access to bite-sized learning covering key lactation and breastfeeding topics. Adapted from the full-day, in-person course, What Every Physician Needs to Know About Breastfeeding, Part 1, these videos empower all healthcare providers who serve lactating and breastfeeding persons to confidently and effectively address the most common breastfeeding issues.

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Breastfeeding Medicine Journal cover imageBreastfeeding Medicine is the official journal of ABM that provides evidence-based information for understanding the complexities and benefits of breastfeeding for the parent and infant. This indispensable resource covers a wide range of topics related to lactation medicine, including epidemiologic and physiologic benefits, breastfeeding protocols, and the health risks of artificial feeding. ABM members receive an online subscription.

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