American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Partners in Public Health: Improving the Landscape of Breastfeeding Support

The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. To accomplish this, AAP shall support the professional needs of its members.

Resources

AAP Breastfeeding Website

Breastfeeding Handbook for Physicians

AAP Breastfeeding Residency Curriculum

AAP Physician Education and Training on Breastfeeding Action Plan

  • This is a comprehensive action plan with recommendations for addressing: 1) gaps in breastfeeding related education and training for providers at different career points, in different settings, and in different specialties and 2) educational and training needs necessary to support breastfeeding and reduce disparities in breastfeeding rates.

AAP Section on Breastfeeding

  • The Section on Breastfeeding (SOBr) is a group of 500 pediatricians with breastfeeding interest or expertise. The SOBr is the voice for breastfeeding within the AAP through the publication of policy statements and other educational materials for health professionals. To learn more about SOBr visit Section on Breastfeeding

Section on Breastfeeding Facebook

  • Like and follow the AAP Section on Breastfeeding! Be the first to hear about Section educational activities, products, and advocacy efforts. Find us on Facebook/AAPSectionOnBreastfeeding
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