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 | Dr. Yvonne LeFort, MD, FABM


Breastfeeding in Emergencies | Dr. Karleen Gribble, PhD, BRurSc


Follow up from 2020 Founders Lecture- Pioneers in the Clinical Specialty of Breastfeeding Medicine: A Call for Research | Dr. Christina Smillie, MD, FAAP, IBCLC, FABM


Mastitis Protocol Revision | Dr. Katrina Mitchell, MD, IBCLC, FAC


Milk Bank vs Hospital Banks | Dr. Erin Hamilton- Spence, MD


Microbiome and Epigenetics | Dr. Lawrence Noble, MD


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


Prolactin | Dr. 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  | Dr. Julie Taylor, MD


WHO: How the marketing of formula milk influences our decisions on infant feeding Review | Dr. 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

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


Skin to Skin Around the World

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