Politics Of Breastfeeding

Doctors from around the world agree that breastfeeding is best for both mother and child in the early stages of a child's development, but the United States has the lowest breastfeeding rate in the industrialized world. Join Ray Suarez for a discussion of how politics and culture merge to reinforce the trends that have kept American kids on infant formula. Guests: Dr. Naomi Baumslag Women's International Public Health Network Author Milk, Money, and Madness: The Culture and Politics of Breastfeeding (Bergin and Garvey, 1995) Dr. Miriam Labbok Associate Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Georgetown University Director of Breast Feeding Institute for Reproductive Health Georgetown University Washington D.C. Speaker Pediatrician Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital Denver, CO Listeners call in

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