I studied Medicine in Amsterdam (Netherlands) and have practiced Breastfeeding Medicine since 1981. Currently, I am President-Elect of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM), director of an educational breastfeeding institute (DAIS) in Germany, member of the German National Breastfeeding Committee, and representative of ABM at the Global Breastfeeding Collective and WABA. I have served on Medical Advisory Boards of self-support groups in the Netherlands and Germany, and have published multiple scientific articles on several themes within Breastfeeding Medicine.