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Aims & Scope

Breastfeeding Medicine provides unparalleled peer-reviewed research, protocols, and clinical applications to ensure optimal care for mother and infant. The Journal answers the growing demand for evidence-based research and explores the immediate and long-term outcomes of breastfeeding, including its epidemiologic, physiologic, and psychological benefits. It is the exclusive source of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine protocols.

Breastfeeding Medicine coverage includes:

  • Breastfeeding recommendations and protocols
  • Health consequences of artificial feeding
  • Physiology of lactation and biochemistry of breast milk
  • Optimal nutrition for the breastfeeding mother
  • Breastfeeding indications and contraindications
  • Managing breastfeeding discomfort, pain, and other complications
  • Breastfeeding the premature or sick infant
  • Breastfeeding in the chronically ill mother
  • Management of the breastfeeding mother on medication
  • Infectious disease transmission through breast milk and breastfeeding
  • The collection and storage of human milk and human milk banking
  • Measuring the impact of being a “baby-friendly” hospital 
  • Cultural competence and cultural sensitivity
  • International public health issues including social and economic issues 

Breastfeeding Medicine is under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief Arthur I. Eidelman, MD, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, The Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, Israel, and other leading investigators. View the entire editorial board.

Audience: Physicians, pediatricians, growth and development specialists, midwives and perinatal nurses, obstetricians, and gynecologists, among others


  • PubMed/MEDLINE
  • PubMed Central
  • Web of Science: Science Citation Index Expanded™ (SCIE)
  • Scopus
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • EMBASE/Excerpta Medica
  • ProQuest databases
  • CAB Abstracts
  • Global Health
  • British Nursing Index
  • SafetyLit
  • BenchSci
The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.

The Official Journal of:

The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine