Bonus Session
Sign up for both days and receive the “bonus” session with Naomi Bar Yam, PhD, ACSW,

“The Impact of Culture on Breastfeeding” 

Breastfeeding occurs in the context of multiple cultures: US culture; the ethnic and national culture of the mother and family; medical culture. This talk considers the roles of culture and interpreters in breastfeeding support; health care as a cultural system; and forms of milk sharing – cross nursing, wet nursing, milk kinship, milk banking and the monetization of milk exchange. We also examine two examples of cultural influence on breastfeeding practice: colostrum taboo, and “yuck factor” in use of donor milk.

This pre-recorded 60-minute session will be released with the two-day “PDF" tickets.