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Born to be Breastfed

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March 13th 2017:Breastfeeding: The First Hour Matters

A decade has passed since "Breastfeeding the First Hour - Save One Million Babies" was the catchphrase for the international World Breastfeeding Week celebration. Ten years' worth of new research has proven that breastfeeding your baby during the first hour after delivery makes a huge difference in terms of his health--both short-term and long-term. Unfortunately, U.S. delivery rooms are not keeping up with the science. Too often, the baby's first opportunity to breastfeed is delayed. It may be due to the hospital setting and rules, or beliefs and cultural norms of the health car

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Vicki Penwell

Vicki Penwell is an international humanitarian aid worker, licensed midwife and CPM. Vicki is the founder and director of Mercy In Action, Inc., a Philipines-based nonprofit organization dedicated to Safe Mothergood and Newborn Survival through midwifery education and the establishment of free birth clinics for impoverished women in developing countries. Her work at the Mercy In Action birth center uses the International MotherBaby Childbirth Initiative (IMBCI) model of maternity care. Prior to her work with Mercy in Action, Vicki headed Via Vita Health Projects. Vicki, the author of many midwifery publications and an experienced midwife educator, holds graduate degrees in Intercu
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2248/born-to-be-breastfed Born to be Breastfed https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2248/born-to-be-breastfed A decade has passed since "Breastfeeding the First Hour - Save One Million Babies" was the catchphrase for the international World Breastfeeding Week celebration. Ten years' worth of new research has proven that breastfeeding your baby during the first hour after delivery makes a huge difference in terms of his health--both short-term and long-term. Unfortunately, U.S. delivery rooms are not keeping up with the science. Too often, the baby's first opportunity to breastfeed is delayed. It may be due to the hospital setting and rules, or beliefs and cultural norms of the health care provider, the mother, her family, or her community. Or perhaps medication or labor/delivery practices have gotten in the way. Join Marie and her guest, midwife Vicki Penwell, as they talk about the capabilities and limitations for newborns during the first hour, the real and perceived barriers of First Hour breastfeeding. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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