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Academic Breastfeeding Medicine Fellowship

The Breastfeeding Medicine Fellowship was started under the auspices of the General Pediatric Fellowship Program in 2014, and is continuing with support from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. It is the first formal, academic, breastfeeding medicine fellowship in the country, designed to train doctors in: advanced care of the breastfeeding dyad; community and organizational supports for breastfeeding; breastfeeding research, including public health and biomedical opportunities.

Breastfeeding medicine is an optional focus within the General Pediatrics Fellowship for individuals interested in health disparities and who would be spending time in the General Pediatrics Clinic.

Now Accepting Applications

We welcome applicants from Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, as well as other specialties, depending on the background and needs of the applicant. We accept applications from post-graduate level candidates who aim to assume clinical, academic, policy making or community leadership careers in which they:

  • Participate actively in clinical care, program innovation, policy development, and advocacy that addresses the needs of the underserved and minority children and families, with a specific focus on breastfeeding success
  • Teach future primary care pediatricians to recognize and address the multifaceted issues that affect breastfeeding dyads
  • Conduct research directed to breastfeeding as independent, extramurally funded investigators