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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 breastfeeding is critical for the health of mothers, infants, and societies. Join Marie as she talks with Dr. Miriam Labbok, Professor of the Practice of Public Health and Director of the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute -CGBI- and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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