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Breastfeeding Medicine Journal Participates in Global Theme Issue on Poverty and Human Development

New Rochelle, NY, October 22, 2007—A provocative editorial on “The Eradication of Poverty One Child At A Time Through Breastfeeding” in Breastfeeding Medicine by Ruth Lawrence, M.D., Editor-in-Chief, is a contribution to the Global Theme Issue on Poverty and Human Development, a special worldwide publishing event on October 22, 2007 to raise awareness and stimulate dialogue to address this worldwide challenge.  The Council of Science Editors has organized this unique simultaneous publication event with the participation of over 230 key journals throughout the world. The paper is available free online at  
          Breastfeeding Medicine, published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., is the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine ( and has just been accepted for inclusion in MEDLINE.
          Breastfeeding Medicine publishes original scientific papers, reviews, and clinical case studies on a wide spectrum of topics in lactation medicine such as: the epidemiology, physiological, and psychological benefits of breastfeeding; breastfeeding recommendations and protocols; health consequences of artificial feeding; optimal nutrition for the breastfeeding mother; breastfeeding indications and contraindications; breastfeeding the premature or sick infant; breastfeeding in the chronically ill mother; management of the breastfeeding mother on medication; and much more.
          The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is a worldwide organization of physicians dedicated to the promotion, protection, and support of breastfeeding and human lactation through education, research, and advocacy.