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Born to be Breastfed

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June 16th 2014:Men Welcome: Breastfeeding Support for All

If breastfeeding seems to you to be “women’s work,” you may want to think again. Although it’s true that “mother’s milk” is produced in the woman’s body, author and public health advocate James Akre encourages us to think of breastfeeding as the responsibility of the entire society. From a conceptual perspective, breastfeeding is a useful indicator of how society nurtures—or fails to nurture—its young. Do health professionals play a positive role? Does the community support nursing mothers? Do employers offer good maternity leave to get breastfeeding on track? Do neighbors encourage breastfeed

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James Akre

When presenting at breastfeeding conferences, James Akre often begins by emphasizing his three most important credentials, in order of significance: being a mammal (since 1944), being a father (since 1974), and being a grandfather (since 2000). Before formally retiring in 2004, James also worked for 30 years in the field of international public health nutrition. He believes that people fare best when they act consistently with nature; the newborn, then, should begin life at the mother’s breast. James is a passionate advocate for appropriate nurturing and nutrition for all children. “Breastfeeding,” he explains, “is not a woman’s issue. Breastfeeding is not a man's issue. Breastfeeding is a h
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2248/born-to-be-breastfed 13/12/2017 05:00 13/12/2017 06:00 Born to be Breastfed https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2248/born-to-be-breastfed If breastfeeding seems to you to be “women’s work,” you may want to think again. Although it’s true that “mother’s milk” is produced in the woman’s body, author and public health advocate James Akre encourages us to think of breastfeeding as the responsibility of the entire society. From a conceptual perspective, breastfeeding is a useful indicator of how society nurtures—or fails to nurture—its young. Do health professionals play a positive role? Does the community support nursing mothers? Do employers offer good maternity leave to get breastfeeding on track? Do neighbors encourage breastfeeding mothers to meet their babies’ needs in public, or shame them to keep it behind closed doors? How do fathers support their partners in breastfeeding? Why should it matter to dads if their babies are breastfed, and what can they do to help? Join Marie and James for a discussion of breastfeeding, and what it reveals about our communities, families—and the role everyone can share in advocating for breastfeeding. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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