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August 22nd 2016:Encore: Breastfeeding: A National Health Priority

Dr. Miriam Labbok was my first-ever guest on this show. I invited Miriam to speak with me about the importance of breastfeeding as a public health priority, not just because of her expertise but also because of her warmth and candor. Miriam was a leader in breastfeeding advocacy, and her legacy lives on. This encore presentation of our October 2013 talk is aired in her honor. -Marie, 8-22-16 Although we often think of it as a one-on-one experience, breastfeeding has gained attention as a public health imperative. This show talks about why that is, recognizing some major reasons why breast

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Miriam Labbok

Miriam Labbok, MD, MPH, IBCLC, FACPM, FABM, FILCA is the Director of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute and Professor of Maternal and Child Health at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. She is a founder of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine and Co-Chair of the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action. Previous positions include: Senior Advisor, Infant and Young Child Feeding and Care, UNICEF; Chief, Maternal Health and Nutrition Division, USAID; Associate Professor, Georgetown University Medical Center and Co-Director, Institute for Reproductive Health, and Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins. During 35 years of research, teaching, policy and p
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