Towards Improved Support for Medical Trainees Who Are Breastfeeding

2 hét 1 nap ago
Dr. Helen Johnson Ironically, physicians have some of the lowest rates of breastfeeding in the United States. Despite acute awareness of the medical risks of not breastfeeding and deep commitment to educating their patients about the importance of breastfeeding, many physician mothers face significant challenges in their own breastfeeding efforts. Medical trainees – including medical […]

First Droplets Website: Empower Parents Enable Breastfeeding #WBW2019

1 hónap 2 hét ago
By Dr. Jane Morton “I’m going to try.” This is the tentative answer many mothers give, instead of “Yes, I’m going to breastfeed!” Why do so many women worry that breastfeeding may be complicated, painful and probably dependent on professional help? If breastfeeding is so natural, why doesn’t it come naturally, as it seems to […]

Support for Lactating Medical Trainees

3 hónap 2 hét ago
Authored by: Sarah Shubeck, MD and Megan Pesch, MD, MS The culture of medical training and demands of residency work is often regarded as not conducive to the needs of lactating physicians. The need for “breaks” or perceived lack of dedication to workplace can lead to misperception of lactating trainees and pressures to stop milk […]

ABM’s Model Maternity Policy Supportive of Breastfeeding: More than just a protocol revision

9 hónap 3 hét ago
The new ABM Clinical Protocol #7 could have just been the revision of an outdated protocol. That was my idea when I received Wendy Brodribb’s invitation to help update the 2011 Breastfeeding Hospital Policy protocol. Being the national coordinator of the Baby-Friendly Initiative in Spain, a member of the BFHI coordinator’s network, and a practicing pediatrician, I […]

Reclaiming “Breastfeeding” from “Human Milk:” Politics, Public Health, and the Power of Money

10 hónap 2 hét ago
When the federal government funds research in human milk composition, ultimately the fruits of that research are often likely to end up enriching the formula industry, the biotech industry, and the researchers who hold their patents. Most importantly, federal research money spent on human milk composition may mean the government has less to spend on research issues that will help increase breastfeeding rates and improve population health.
Melissa Bartick, MD, MSc, FABM

Marijuana and Breastfeeding

1 év ago
Health care providers counseling breastfeeding mothers should have an informed discussion weighing carefully the risks of cannabinoid exposure and potential impact on neurodevelopment against the benefits of breastfeeding. Current data suggest that the safest choice is no use of marijuana while breastfeeding.

Worldwide study on sudden infant death finds factors associated with poverty and racism are more important than bedsharing

1 év ago
Last week, we published our novel study, “Sudden Infant Death and Social Justice: A Syndemics Approach,” showing that bedsharing – which has been the main focus of many interventions – is not the primary risk behind sudden infant death. Instead, factors associated with poverty and racism have much more to do with Sudden Unexplained Infant […]
Melissa Bartick, MD, MSc, FABM

ABM’s First Australia/ New Zealand Regional Conference

1 év 1 hónap ago
The inaugural ABM Australia/New Zealand Regional Conference was held  at the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia on July 20-21 2018 with over 85 registrants from Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Taiwan.   The conference was preceded by a one day workshop “Breastfeeding Essentials for Medical Practitioners” which is a Australian/NZ version of the ABM ‘What every […]

Separation of children and infants from parents – breastfeeding implications

1 év 3 hónap ago
June 21, 2018 – The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, an international physician’s organization, condemns policies that result in the separation of parents from their children. As the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights has established, “Children have the right to life, survival and development and to the highest attainable standard of health, of which breastfeeding […]


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