ABM Clinical Protocol #5: Peripartum breastfeeding management for the healthy mother and infant at term, revision 2013

Breastfeed Med. 2013 Dec;8(6):469-73. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2013.9979.


A central goal of The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is the development of clinical protocols for managing common medical problems that may impact breastfeeding success. These protocols serve only as guidelines for the care of breastfeeding mothers and infants and do not delineate an exclusive course of treatment or serve as standards of medical care. Variations in treatment may be appropriate according to the needs of an individual patient.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Breast Feeding*
  • Clinical Protocols
  • Female
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Health Policy
  • Health Promotion / organization & administration*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Maternal-Child Health Centers* / organization & administration
  • Milk, Human
  • Mothers*
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Peripartum Period*
  • Pregnancy
  • Social Support