ABM Member Profile: Featuring Susan Landers, MD, FABM
Landers: I joined to get involved with other experts in breastfeeding.
ABM: What is ABM‘s greatest strength?
Landers: ABM‘s strengths are its multidisciplinary nature (Obstetrics, Family Practice, Surgery, etc.) and international members.
ABM: What advice can you offer to physicians who are interested in learning more about breastfeeding?
Landers: Take a basic skills course (6-8 hours), work with an IBCLC in your practice, volunteer on your hospital breastfeeding committee, ask your hospital to track the perinatal care core measures (especially exclusive breastfeeding at hospital discharge).
ABM: What accomplishment are you most proud of in your career?
Landers: I am most proud of becoming an ABM Fellow (FABM) and being elected to a position on the AAP’s Section on Breastfeeding Executive Committee.
ABM: What is a current challenge for you in your work?
Landers: Dealing with entrenched hospital-based maternity care practices that undermine breastfeeding.
ABM: What can ABM offer physicians worldwide?
Landers: ABM can offer physicians protocols and guidelines in breastfeeding medicine.
Thank you, Dr. Landers. We look forward to featuring additional Lifetime and Gold Members on the ABM Blog each week.
Don’t forget to submit your abstract for the 17th Annual International Meeting to be held October 11-14, 2012 in Chicago. The deadline is June 20.