FREEBIE FRIDAY: FREE Bi-Weekly Newsletters from Breastfeeding Medicine

Join Galactablog for its brand-new series: FREEBIE FRIDAY! Every Friday, a new resource will be featured. And best yet, it will always be FREE. Who doesn’t love a freebie? Stay tuned.

Do you want to stay current with breastfeeding research, information, news and articles from around the world? If so, sign-up for “Briefings in Breastfeeding Medicine” – a FREE bi-weekly e-newsletters published from the editors of Breastfeeding Medicine – an evidence-based, peer-reviewed journal which 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.”

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***Disclaimer: I do not get paid for any resource, product, etc. featured on Galactablog’s ‘Freebie Friday’ series. I’m just sharing free resources I think may be beneficial, helpful and/or interesting to lactation professionals and those aspiring-to-be. 


Free Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) Clinical Protocols (Handouts)

abm_logoAs a lactation specialist who does lots of hospital consultations abroad, I’ve found the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine’s (ABM) Clinical Protocols to be extremely helpful – particularly in instances where physicians and/or other healthcare professionals are giving recommendations or advice that will create impediments or “booby traps” for breastfeeding. Having evidence-based research at your fingertips not only assists the breastfeeding families seeking your help and expertise but can perhaps educate a few healthcare professionals along the way as well.

The clinical protocols are offered in several different languages (English, German, Spanish, Korean and Japanese) and cover a whole range of breastfeeding-related topics including supplementation, jaundice, milk storage, galactogogues, mastitis, engorgement, use of anti-depressants, model hospital policy, hypoglycemia, etc.). You can find all of the clinical protocols here.