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Welcome to ISRHML

The International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of excellence in research and the dissemination of research findings in the field of human milk and lactation. These objectives are met through the following.

1. A biennial international meeting and annual symposia and minisymposia at the Experimental Biology meetings (see for information about the American Society for Nutrition and the Experimental Biology meetings)

2. Communication among members established liaisons with government agencies, public health authorities, industry, and other organizations interested in human lactation

Full membership is open to investigators who have a doctoral degree or equivalent experience and at least two publications in peer-reviewed journals in the field of human milk or lactation.

Associate Membership is open to individuals with at least a baccalaureate degree or equivalent who specialize in research, education, or clinical practice related to human milk or lactation.

Trainee Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who are participating in research related to human milk/breastfeeding or lactation.

Please go to our Membership page for more details on joining the society.



The Trainee Interest Group is proud to share their TIG blog page which includes a monthly Member Spotlight.

Member Spotlight is a monthly series for the ISRHML Trainee Blog designed to highlight the talent of TIGers around the world. Each month, one ISRHML trainee member will be selected and featured so we can get to know more about him or her and what he or she is doing within the field of human milk and lactation research. This month, we meet Laura Klein, a doctoral candidate studying milk as it relates to immune development at Harvard University in Boston, MA.

The TIG Blog is always looking for new contributors! If you know of a trainee member with an interesting story or perspective to share on the topic of research in human milk and lactation, please contact trainee Kimberly Lackey at


ISRHML acknowledges the generosity of the Kenneth and Anne Griffin Foundation in funding of this website.

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The Society recognizes four categories of membership:

  • Full Membership
  • Associate Membership
  • Emeritus Membership
  • Trainee Membership

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