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Breastfeeding Medicine

Editor-in-Chief: Ruth A. Lawrence, MD

ISSN: 1556-8253 • 10 Issues Annually • Online ISSN: 1556-8342

Current Volume: 9

Latest Impact Factor* is 1.733

*2013 Journal Citation Reports® published by Thomson Reuters, 2014

Featured Press Releases and Editorial Content

  • Which U.S. Airports Are Breastfeeding Friendly?...Read More
  • Which Interventions Are Most Effective to Promote Exclusive Breastfeeding?...Read More
  • Can Genetic Analysis of Breast Milk Help Identify Ways to Improve a Newborn’s Diet?...Read More
  • Can Breastfeeding Protect Against ADHD?...Read More

Overview

Breastfeeding Medicine is an authoritative, peer-reviewed journal created by physicians and dedicated to the advancement of breastfeeding worldwide. 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.

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 Ruth A. Lawrence, MD, Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong; Senior Associate Editor Cynthia R. Howard, MD, MPH, Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester General Hospital; 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

Society Affiliation

The Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

Indexed/Abstracted in:

MEDLINE; PubMed; PubMed Central; Science Citation Index Expanded; Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition; EMBASE/Excerpta Medica; Scopus; PsycINFO; CAB Abstracts; Global Health; British Nursing Index
 

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.

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