Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine

Organization's name: Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
Organization's acronym: ABM
Headquarters address  
Address: 140 Huguenot Street, 3rd Floor
New Rochelle, New York 10801
United States of America
Phone: (914) 740-2115
Fax: (914) 740.2101
Web site:

Organization type: Non-governmental organization
  • English

Remarks: [EDJ 01-AUG-2017]: The NGO was suspended by the Council in July 2017 for 1 year through July 2018, for non-submission of its quadrennial report for the 2012-2015 period; Nahleen: The status of the NGO was withdrawn by the Council in July 2018 for non-submission of its 2012-2015 quadrennial report by 1 May 2018. The NGO was awarded special consultative status in 2012. Prior to the withdrawal of status, its status was suspended for 1 year by the Council from July 2017 to July 2018.

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Elien Rouw
Karla Shepard Rubinger Head of Organization , Designation
Gerald Calnen Others
Lawrence Noble Application , Designation
Susan Vierczhalek Others , Application , Designation


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Economic and Social:
  • Food

  • Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Women and health

  • Population:
  • Reproduction, family formation and the status of women
  • Geographic scope: International
    Millennium Development Goals:
    • Reduce child mortality
    Mission statement:
    Year established (YYYY): 1994
    Year of registration (YYYY): 1995
    Organizational structure: The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is governed by a board of directors. The board consists of twelve directors and five officers. The board has entered into a contractual relationship with a management company, Membership Management Services Inc, to conduct its business activities and implement programs and policies established by the board. The term of the contract is for three years. Most of the management activities are conducted in close collaboration with committees whose members are drawn primarily from the board.
    Number and type of members: 379 members. All members are physicians, they can be from any country, and specialty.
    Funding structure:
    • Membership fees or dues

    • Fees for education and training services

    • Fees for providing consulting or research services

    • Donations and grants from domestic sources

    Main Objective

    Special Event / Application for Consultative Status with ECOSOC
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