Breastfeeding Medicine

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Breastfeeding Medicine

Editor-in-Chief: Arthur I. Eidelman, MD

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

Current Volume: 13

Latest Impact Factor* is 1.551

*2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017)

Aims & Scope

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Featured Press Releases and Editorial Content

  • The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Issues Guidance on Informal Milk Sharing for Healthy Term infants...Read More
  • Is There a Link Between Breast Milk Nutrients, Circadian Rhythms, and Infant Health?...Read More
  • Breast Cancer Mortality Lower in Women Who Breastfeed...Read More
  • Is the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative Improving Infant Health and Breastfeeding Outcomes?...Read More

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

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; ProQuest databases; PsycINFO; CAB Abstracts; Global Health; British Nursing Index

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