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. Learn More

Postponement of 2020 Awards

As the 2020 ISRHML Congress has been postponed to the year 2021, the same will hold for Macy-Gyorgy and Erhlich-Koldovsky Awards, we will not be awarding for the year 2020, but will postpone until 2021 as well. 

COVID-19 and the ISRHML 2020 Conference

In view of the large and continuing global health risks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided not to hold the 20th International Congress of the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation (ISRHML) as planned in August 2020.

This was a difficult decision. We carefully reviewed all options, but it became clear that we needed to change our plans, considering the necessity of ensuring the safety and well-being of all attendees of this international meeting, and the continuing travel restrictions around the world.
We have therefore chosen to postpone the congress by one year.

The 20th International Congress of ISRHML will thus now instead be held on 16 – 20 August 2021 at the same venue; Aula Medica, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. 

Outgoing Presidents Message | April 7, 2020 

Dear Colleagues,

First of all, I hope that you are all well and safe in these challenging times.  I have noted below how ISRHML has rapidly mobilized to curate emerging data related to SARS-CoV-2 in human milk.  It has been an honor to have served as President-elect and President of ISRHML over the past four years.  I have been a member of ISRHML for 35 years and the opportunity to contribute to the leadership of the society has been a highlight of my professional career.  As I transition to past President, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect upon changes to the society, acknowledge those who have made it happen, and to highlight what I view as future opportunities for ISRHML....Click here for the full letter

Breastfeeding and COVID-19: evidence-based summary and resources

The mission of ISRHML is to create and disseminate research on human milk and lactation. During this unprecedented time, ISRHML leaders have come together to assemble the rapidly emerging evidence on human milk, lactation and COVID-19. We are sharing this information with our members to help to coordinate collaborative research efforts and educate researchers, practitioners and families. A summary of current evidence can be found here, where we will continue to post updates as the evidence evolves.